Are You An Accuser or an Advocate?

A few days ago, I was challenged by a great friend to consider the following question. "Are you an accuser or an advocate?" The question was posed in the middle of a conversation about what it means to truly reflect the heart of Jesus in all of our interactions. It was asked in a spirit … Continue reading Are You An Accuser or an Advocate?

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Why You Need More REST… and 10 Ways to Get it Done!

Everyone thinks their life is too busy. I can not recall the last time someone told me they felt really rested. It is almost like, being exhausted and overworked is a badge of honor. Nothing could be further from the truth! Being well rested is God's idea. He was the first one to actually choose … Continue reading Why You Need More REST… and 10 Ways to Get it Done!

The 3 Leadership Tensions You Navigate Daily

Every organization I have ever been a part of has experienced a perceived crisis of leadership. We all are continually looking for great leaders to navigate the complexities we face in our society, schools, businesses, churches and government. And yet there seems to be no end of books, blogs, podcasts and seminars on leadership. With … Continue reading The 3 Leadership Tensions You Navigate Daily

5 Leadership Lessons from Chick-Fil-A

Last week I read an incredible book called Empowering Leadership by Michael Fletcher. This book was dripping with organizational and leadership gold. My copy has notations, markings and underlines on virtually every page. Perhaps the most fascinating nugget in the book was how Fletcher integrated lessons from Chick-Fil-A's approach to leadership development, in his own … Continue reading 5 Leadership Lessons from Chick-Fil-A

3 Reasons Why Effective Productivity is all About Doing Less!

For the seemingly thousandth time, my phone just displayed the most annoying warning. "iCloud Storage is Almost Full". This warning is terrifying, because I know, that if my phone usage doesn't change, I am a few days away from a far worse and infinitely more frustrating notification.  Soon, at the most inopportune moment, while taking … Continue reading 3 Reasons Why Effective Productivity is all About Doing Less!

Lessons from Fly Fishing: 3 Steps To Recognizing Opportunities for Success

A few months ago, I spent a few days on the Big Horn River in southern Montana.  I went  with a bunch of friends to have fun, bond and learn about fly fishing. Although the river was packed with fish and I could literally see hundreds of trout swimming through the lucent waters, on the first day I didn't … Continue reading Lessons from Fly Fishing: 3 Steps To Recognizing Opportunities for Success