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?
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!
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
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
I think about time a lot. A colleague recently told me that they think I have an internal clock that is always ticking, and relentlessly pressures me to respond. In many ways this is both a blessing and a curse. Whether this is good or bad, is a topic for another time. The reality however, … Continue reading 12 Ways to Save Time at Work
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!
Summer in the north eastern part of the United States this year has seen frequent rainstorms interspersed with long hot sunny days. The result has been the growth of lush, dense foliage in the forested trails around my house. A few weeks ago I was on a run in a nearby park with Yukon, my … Continue reading How to Proceed When the Path is Not Clear
This morning I woke up and went for a run through the trails of a park down the road from my house. My Siberian Husky Yukon and I have have literally run thousands of miles through these beautiful, tree shrouded trails. Yukon always leads the way on his six foot long leash. Usually, full of … Continue reading You’re Only as Fast as Your Lead Dog
A few weeks ago I asked for your help. I posted a blog asking for input on what it takes to be a great listener. Thank you to everyone who responded! Your feedback was incredible. amy_lynn222 Someone who is not always preparing a response in their head 🙂 amywells36 You know your a great listener … Continue reading Reader Responses: Tips on Being a Great Listener
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