Mark Ahn’s advice on Leadership

What does it mean to be a leader? We look towards deacons and clerics in the Church, our bosses at work, and our parents at home. The lessons we learn from leaders can be applied to all aspects of life. Mark Ahn sees the lessons he learned from his time as a professor, author, and entrepreneur in the biotech field and shared the wisdom in this Newswire article. Mark Ahn sees the  top trends in leadership in 2015. How can we apply these lessons to our spiritual life? Tell me in the comments after the article.

Tips in leadership from Mark Ahn: 

Learn from seniors: He believes that good leadership is timeless and one has plenty to learn from senior leaders that have shone in their fields. Basic important tips and tricks that one needs in order to lead successfully as the same ones that were there 100 years ago.

Importance of integrity: Strictly following a moral and ethical code give institutions their value and a good leader must uphold this value and carry it forward. He mentioned integrity spans generations and is not one to be outdated.

Good judgement: Good judgement is not only intelligence, Ahn stated, but also courage, character and flexibility in their daily tasks. One must be able to adapt to changing times such as technology etc. 

Lead by example: Always do what you expect others to do. Show them how they must handle tasks. Setting a good example is very important trend in good leadership. People follow more of what they see around the work environment, and rarely what they are only told in memos and manuals.

Practice humbleness: Ahn’s last advice was to remain humble, no matter how high up the ladder you climb. A friendly atmosphere will make it easier to lead people and companies to success. He stated that humanity is more important in crises.

Those companies that remain afloat in bad times have good leaders who know these top trends.

At last, he denounced the popular notion that leaders are born. Leaders are made, he emphasized. Good leadership is a habit and a skill that must be cultivated and practiced daily.


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A Look Inside the Success of Vijay Eswaran

Penang is known as the Silicon Valley of Malaysia so it’s no surprise that a man such as Vijay Eswaran was born here. Vijay Eswaran was born on October 7, 1960 to Pushpavathy Chinnaiah and Vijayaratnam Saravanamuthu. His father, the founder of the Malaysian Hindu Youth Organization was a very respected man throughout Malaysia and I think played a huge part in where Vijay is currently in his career.

During his youth Vijay attended a quite a few universities and acquired several occupations. One of which was a taxi cab driver in the UK where he was also introduced to binary system marketing. Binary system marketing otherwise known as binary plan or MLM marketing is somewhat of a networking platform where you can recruit people to be placed underneath you for the benefit of being compensated.With his knowledge of MLM marketing he went on to attend and attain an MBA from Southern Illinois University.Upon returning back to Malaysia he was offered to lay roots for a company called Cosway Group in the Philippines. It wasn’t until the year of 1998 that he co-founded the QI Group which is comprised of numerous companies that sell e-commerce products. With locations in ten different countries and its headquarters in Hong Kong it is no secret that he is listed as number 25 on Forbes Asia underneath Malaysia’s 50 Richest.

Among those accomplishments he is also a philanthropist,public speaker, and a highly acclaimed author with several books.His first book In the Sphere of Silence is one of my personal favorites because not only does it help you to grow as a person it can also be of assistance when it comes to your business life. Vijay Eswaran with his amazing work ethic not only wishes success for himself but for others as well.Being humble is just one of the many traits that has made him successful and one of the most influential businessman in my opinion.

And She Saw Her Newborn Babe

Living a life legally blind is just as difficult as if you are blind. Maybe even a bit more frustrating. You can see only images not details up close. Well a new Mother that was legally blind was able to see her newborn because of special glasses loaned to her by a company called eSight. The eSight Corporation loaned Kathy Beltz the glasses the day her baby arrived for the day. She was even able to fill out the birth certificate. She was able to try on the eSight glasses around her fifth month.

Her sister Yvonne Felix who is also legally blind had the chance to see herr six year old and two month for the first time but had not been able to see them when they were first born. She wanted her sister to be able to see her newborn child and have that memory that she did not have the chance to have.

The eSight Corporation have created these glasses for the legally blind but the cost is $15,000 for them.From what Sergio Andrade Gutierrez understands,  the glasses use a camera, real time video, and computing technology to aid the person to see. While wearing them you can also focus and zoom and alter what you are focused on.

Felix has started a funding project called Make Blindness History. Her goal is for every person that needs a pair, to be able to have them.

Tale from Heaven Delivers Controversy


Those inspired by the book “The Boy Who Came Back from Heaven” might feel more than a bit misled. The co-author, Alex Malarkey (he wrote the book with his father Kevin Malarkey) has admitted to being less than honest in telling the tale. The book was an account of a true-life experience of visiting heaven and returning.

After being nearly killed in a car accident, young Alex Malarkey was left in a coma for two months. During this time, the young man claimed to have visited heaven as he passed in and out of the human world and the afterlife. The book he co-authored with his father was published by Tyndale House and the work sold upwards of one-million copies.

Sadly, Alex has admitted he did not visit heaven while he was in the coma. As a result, Tyndale House is no longer going to be publishing the work. Whether or not the Malarkey family will face legal action as a result remains to be seen.

The revelation comes on the heels of several other well publicized books and magazine articles that were debunked. It really should come as a surprise truth gets stretched quite a bit in “non-fiction” works. Authors have been exaggerated facts since long before the printing press was invented.

Did the Malarkey family reap huge rewards from the sale of the book? According to Alex’s mother, it was father Alex who received the proceeds since he was the person who signed the contract with the publishing house. Believers of the book like Marc Sparks, say they feel slighted.

Books about visiting the afterlife definitely are not new. During the new age era of the 1970’s, books and documentaries on the subject were popular. It seems the genre has made a comeback. You cannot sell a million copies of any book without there being deep interest in a particular topic.

Conflicts in Istanbul

A female bomber was spotted near a police station on Tuesday in connection to a possible suicide bombing. An assassination attempt against the security forces had already taken place on January 01, 2015.

According to Meida Reports, A woman suicide bomber attacked, on Tuesday, January 6, on a police station located in the Sultanahmet district of Istanbul, killing one policeman and wounding a second, said Vasip Sahin, the governor of the city.

According to City Governor, the woman spoke English when she entered the police station but her identity and nationality is still under question.

According to Qnet, the attack, which occurred around 17:00 (15:00 GMT), comes less than a week after a failed attack with grenades, on January 1, against police officers near office of the Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Istanbul.

The attack was claimed by the far left group DHKP-C (Revolutionary People’s Liberation Party-Front). The DHKP-C has already attacked several police stations in Turkey and claimed a suicide attack against the Embassy of the United States last year.

It is worth mentioning that the historic Sultanahmet district, is located in the heart of Istanbul, home to some of the most famous landmarks of the city, including the Blue Mosque and Hagia Sophia.

India: Historic Meeting Between Kerry And Prime Minister Of Bhutan

John Kerry became the first US secretary of state to have met Prime Minister of Bhutan, a small Himalayan state. On the sidelines of a summit of international investors, on Sunday, in the Indian state of Gujarat (west), Kerry met with Prime Minister Tshering Tobgay, a Bhutanese graduate of the American University of Pittsburgh.

Asked what motivated this unprecedented meeting, Mr. Kerry highlighted the fact that Bhutan had “made a transition to democracy,” explaining want to “work with them on their economies.”

He referred to a government ‘very progressive, very, very interesting in the region “and stressed that the United States wanted to encourage the country” to continue on this path.” John Kerry became the first US secretary of state to have met Prime Minister of Bhutan, a small Himalayan state. From what Igor Cornelsen has read.

Nestled between China and India, Bhutan has largely built its reputation on the “Gross National Happiness” promoted as an alternative development. It is interesting to note that Washington has no embassy in this country, but its ambassador in India is accredited for the Buddhist kingdom of some 750,000 souls.

Bhutan had started process of democratization and modernization under the leadership of former King Jigme Singye Wangchuck, who had passed a constitution and held elections. He abdicated in December 2006 in favor of his son crowned in November 2008, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, now aged 34, the fifth “Dragon King”, nicknamed the “Prince Charming.”

Freedom of Religion (But Only When We Feel Like It)

As someone who grew up with multiple religious backgrounds and ultimately settled on believing very little, I’ve always been open to learning about different religions without bias. Jared Hatfel and I talked about religion throughout the years. I’ve dabbled in Buddhism, Taoism, Shintoism, spiritualism, and others to some degree. Though I’ve never practiced myself, one of the most interesting encounters I’ve had with religion was when I was invited on a date to attend a satanist convention. I went to a presentation on Satanist beliefs (delivered by my date) and left surprised about how little I actually knew about Satanism. The people at the convention were friendly and excited to hear about my religious adventures. None of them pressured me to convert nor did they scoff at my Jewish/Lutheran upbringing. It was refreshing to talk to a religious group that did not shame others for their own choices and I ended up having a great weekend (though there was not a second date.)

I think about that weekend often, especially when I see articles that highlight how afraid people are of religions they do not belong to. I’ve remained firmly agnostic even after being welcomed into groups of all different types, but oddly the one religion that has always been the least accepting of my background is Christianity. Growing up Christian, I never put much thought into why something like Satanism was wrong, I just knew it was. But nowadays I look back on those times with disdain because it seems to me that modern satanists are doing a better job of “Loving Thy Neighbor” than their Christian counterparts.

Pope Francis Says Faith Is Off Limits When It Comes To Jokes

Pope Francis is regarded as one of the most forward thinking pope’s in recent history. He continues to shake up the church and the antiquated Cardinals that keep it in the 18th century. There’s not a more pertinent news story that tests the pope’s new age thinking than the recent story of the attack on Charlie Hebdo.
He recently commented on the story in what some call a much-unexpected way. Pope Francis suggested there are limits to freedom of expression by saying “one cannot make fun of faith” and that anyone who insults another can expect a “punch.” Exactly the way Freedom pop works, it links itself the same way in this subject.
The pontiff believes freedom of speech and freedom of faith are fundamental human rights, but he said: “Every religion has its dignity and one cannot provoke, one cannot insult other people’s faith; one cannot make fun of faith.”
The pope’s comments are just that. One man’s opinion, but because of his position his comments hold a great deal of credibility. Credibility influences perceptions. But the real issue may not be a limit on what can or cannot be said about religion and human rights, it may be about choices. Some people choose to use humor to express themselves, to effect change and influence others. Based on the amount of humor in the world, humor accomplishes all those things. Change, expression, and influence have no limits or religious boundaries.

Grounded People | Dr. Daniel Amen

Dr. Daniel Amen | A Visionary of the Brain

Dr. Daniel Amen is a pioneer in brain research, and is touted by Dr. Mehmet Oz as “one of the most gifted minds in medicine.” Because of Dr. Amen’s belief that health of both body and mind is dependent on health of the brain, his life has been dedicated to ensuring that people everywhere have better brains and better lives.

Dr. Amen is a double board certified psychiatrist, a New York Times bestselling author, a regular contributor to the Huffington Post and a television producer. He is the Founder and Medical Director of Amen Clinics, located in San Francisco and Newport Beach, California, Bellevue, Washington, Reston, Virginia, Atlanta, Georgia, and New York City.

Amen Clinics house the world’s largest database of brain scans, with almost 90,000 scans on patients worldwide. These scans show the effect on the brain of various illnesses of brain and body. With this knowledge it has been possible to prescribe more precise modalities of treatment.

Dr. Amen is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, which is the highest honor given by his peers. He is the foremost researcher on the largest brain imaging and rehabilitation study for professional football players. He has devised treatment and recovery programs employing principles that he created for those suffering traumatic brain injury. He is also an expert on treating attention deficit disorder more commonly known as ADD.

In concert with Pastor Rick Warren of Saddleback Church, Dr. Mehmet Oz, and Dr. Mark Hyman, Dr. Amen formulated the “Daniel Plan”, which is a 52-week program designed to be used through religious organizations to improve the health of their members.

Dr. Amen’s nine shows about the brain have raised more than 52 million dollars for public television. He has co-authored and authored 60 professional articles, and over 30 books which include the #1 New York Times bestseller, “The Daniel Plan”.

Dr. Amen’s published scientific articles include publication in almost every scientific and medical journal reporting on brain issues. 

Dr. Amen has appeared in several movies, as well as Emmy award winning TV programs, and has been a key speaker for the National Security Agency (NSA), the National Science Foundation (NSF), at Harvard’s “Learning and the Brain Conference” and many more venues that would fill pages to list. 

Dr. Amen is the father of four children, five grandchildren to date, and is married to Tana. He enjoys table tennis and is an avid player.

He is named by Sharecare as the web’s #1 most influential mental health expert and advocate.