About The UPwards Leader

In 2013 I started writing about leadership in an effort to call to action leadership practices that lifted others up.

Too often we are exposed to so much leadership that pushes people down and marginalizes the individual, the organization, and society at large.

Since then, our world has changed even more and these principles are not just limited to leadership but our entire lives as well. Work-life balance has blended to a point where they can no longer remain separate. The intertwining of ourselves in our modern living and working lives mean that what impacts one side of your life impacts the other.

The UPwards Leader has evolved to incorporate the same principles for leading and living our lives across three main areas: Leadership, Personal Development and Living.

With a congruent and concerted effort to bring in harmony proper principles of respect, influence and serving others into these areas of our lives, we can make the impact within ourselves, then others, then our spheres of influence throughout the world.

“We have a responsibility to influence the people in our lives to be the best possible people they can be: “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up” (1 Thess. 5: 11).”

– Henry Cloud, John Townsend; How to Have That Difficult Conversation

  1. Thank you for your essay on listening UP. I have forwarded it to key staff in our organization, not because its revolutionary, but because it is a reminder of the values that we subscribe to, but often need restatement. It is a great expression of what I believe is an essential foundation for an effective leader.


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