Glenn Furuya's blog

Parlez-Vous Anglais?

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” - St. Augustine

The Land of the Free and the Home of the Brave

As we celebrate our nation’s independence with picnics, parades, and fireworks, let us not forget the leadership that forged this great country. Our nation was born out of the dreams of amazing individuals who were willing to leave families, homes and familiarities for an uncertain future tempered by the hope of freedom and a new beginning. 

Our founding fathers pursued an honorable cause, acted with passionate conviction, and led with undying courage to secure our independence and liberties.  In their words:

Gimme a Break!

The current (July/August 2013) edition of Fast Company includes a great biography written by Baratunde Thurston, the author of New York Times best-seller How to Be Black and CEO and co-founder of Cultivated Wit, which describes his 25-day journey about unplugging from the Internet (read: #unplug).

Can You Put Time in a Bottle?

In 1972, American singer/songwriter Jim Croce released a song called, “Time in a Bottle.”

Everybody's Busy!

With June being the mid-point of the year, our theme this month focuses on “time management,” which is pretty funny considering it’s taken me all month to get my first blog out! I’ve just been so busy this month that I’ve had no time to just sit down and write. It reminds me of this scene from Seinfeld...

http://youtu.be/C-HKvSm7Weg

In all seriousness, George asks a great question: “What’s kept you so busy?”  

Moving Forward

As I close out this month’s series on “leaders are like cars,” think about your journey forward.

Need a Tune Up?

This month, I’ve used a car to describe key elements of leadership. From the key to the tires to the engine, every part plays an essential role in making the car move forward.

Here are some things that often breakdown...

Can’t find the key!

The “key” to leadership is mindfulness. Without it, leaders lack presence and awareness. They have “eyes that don’t see and ears that don’t hear.”  Failure becomes inevitable.

The tires are flat!

Gas Up and Go!

Following up on this month’s theme of “leaders are like cars,” let’s talk about your “fuel” as a leader.

Leaders Are Like Cars!

This month, I’m featuring a unique video that I created to help review some leadership essentials. I invite you to view and share this lesson with others.

Live Flawlessly

As we continue our series on health this month, I am reminded of the Hawaiian concept of “kina`ole” or flawlessness. Kina`ole speaks to all elements of good health - mind, body, spirit, financial and relationships and, although we may never attain it, we must always strive for kina`ole in our quest for good health.