10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 6

  6. Focus on the present, be present.   Our past is an important part of our life. It’s what got us to where we are today. And yet, there is no point dwelling too much about the past. That’s already happened. There is nothing you can do to change it. Our main focus needs […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I Learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 5

  5. Don’t worry about what you can’t control. When the doctors informed us that they found a defect in our baby’s brain we were shocked. Furthermore, we didn’t know anything about this rare defect, and its symptoms. The first thing we did was to search the internet for information, and learn about it as […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 4

  4. The power of small wins. When you have a regular healthy child, you tend to take many things for granted. That he will walk; that she will talk; be increasingly independent over time, etc. Naturally, we set our expectations high, and define success accordingly. High grades in school; excellence in sports; higher education […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 3

  3. Two are always better than one This seems obvious, and yet it’s worth reminding. I would have not been able to get through the past eight years if I didn’t have the true partnership, complete support, and love of my wife. We are truly a team of two. Raising a child with disabilities […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 2

    2. Define your own success. Too many people are using other people’s definitions of success instead of their own. We are greatly influenced by others, including our parents, TV, marketing messages, and society. In effect, we are trying to live someone else’s life instead of our own. Consequently, many people do not truly fulfill their goals. […]

10 Important Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities. These lessons are universal, and they apply to anyone.

10 Lessons I learned from Raising a Child with Disabilities – Part 1

Preface This 10-part post is a summary of the past eight years of my life. During those years, I’ve been frequently asked to share my experiences and lessons as a father of a child with disabilities. I found myself speaking to other parents of children with disabilities, entrepreneurs, business leaders, impact investors and donors, as […]

Great leaders make their lasting mark during the most challenging times. That's when leadership is needed most. It's time for moral leadership.

It’s Time for Moral Leadership

Great leaders make their lasting mark during the most challenging times. They make their greatest impact in times of crisis and peril. That’s when leadership is needed most. During the course of history there are several good examples of such leaders. Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill, and Franklin Rosevelt, to name a few. But it’s not […]

4 key lessons learned from a four year experience of launching, and leading a new, first of its kind, startup accelerator.

4 Lessons Learned from a New Startup Accelerator

One might ask if we really need yet another startup accelerator? Don’t we already have enough? Indeed, these days it seems that in every country and major city there are many startup accelerator programs that are available to aspiring entrepreneurs. And yet, those programs tend to be generic by nature, purpose and content. Therefore, they […]

Great leaders ask great questions. Great leaders acknowledge that they don't always have the right answer. Rather, they ask great questions.

Why Great Leaders ask Great Questions

As leaders we sometimes feel that we’re expected to always have the right answer. That our experience, position, and the confidence our people have in us makes it our job to do so. And yet, that’s not what makes a leader great. In fact, great leaders acknowledge that they don’t always have the right answer. […]

A gentler more inspiring style of leadership. When leaders demonstrate genuine care for their people, they can inspire them.

A Gentler More Inspiring Style of Leadership

Sometimes small acts of kindness can have a profound and lasting impact. When leaders demonstrate genuine care for their people, especially those in inferior positions, they can inspire them. These acts of kindness enable leaders to connect with people at an emotional level. That builds trust and creates loyalty. The following story is a great example […]