Category Archives: Leadership

The Life You Choose: Lessons from Aung San Suu Kyi

I consider Aung San Suu Kyi to be one of the most inspiring and dynamic leaders alive today. She is humble and gentle but utterly indefatigable. The trials she has faced in service to the people of Myanmar are matched … Continue reading

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The President Who Knew A Thousand Names

Most of my memories from college are fading away in uncontrollable atrophy. Us students were a rambunctious lot but we were also incredibly malleable as we looked for people to respect and emulate. And now, nearly five years out, there … Continue reading

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Influential Authors in My Life

Who have been the most influential authors in my life in recent years? It was a question I pondered while reading in a coffee shop on Nimman today. Four quickly came to mind. Here they are with the books I’ve … Continue reading

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Conversations with Strangers Over Elaborate Buffets

I’m a pacer. When I talk on the phone with friends and family I can’t help but pace up and down. (I also have an extremely loud phone-talking voice, but that’s beside the point.) Last spring, I remember pacing around … Continue reading

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My Place in the World

Your place in the world is where your great gladness and the world’s great hunger meet. – Frederick Buechner I can’t describe how great it is to be back at Payap University as the Head of International Campus Life. After … Continue reading

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An Open Letter to Coach Woodside

Dear Coach, How are you? It’s been a while since we’ve talked. Sorry for the lack of contact. Life happens, I guess… After five years in the state of Washington and a masters degree in Boston I’m starting my third … Continue reading

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