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
Did you know we can cultivate greatness in our lives? In fact, if we want to find fulfillment in life we have to deliberately discipline ourselves to this end. It is a part of human nature to desire to have impact. We were all put on this earth to make a difference. In the the very first … Continue reading 3 Disciplines That Cultivate Greatness
Each Wednesday we take my daughter Emma to an Awana club at a church near were we live. She plays games, sings songs and learns Bible stories with other kids between the ages of 4 and 14. Each year, on the final night of the season, the club hosts a wooden slot car competition. A … Continue reading Life Lessons from Emma: Fun vs First
Several of my friends have gotten involved with a type of endurance running race called Ragnar Relays. A Ragnar is a 24 hour relay race where 6-12 of runners work together to complete a 200 mile race. They take turns running 6-7 miles individually while their teammates pile in a vehicle and drive to the next … Continue reading Road Map to Success: Choose the Challenge Overtime
I recently came across this fantastic list of 14 things you should do at the start of every day... I was inspired as I read the list. Some of these things I do daily. Others I definitely need to work on. Where ever you are on the journey to becoming highly effective, you will find … Continue reading One Grip Higher: Simple Steps to Start Your Day Right
I recently came across this list of essential competences for leaders. It was shared with me by my boss, Shaun Nelms. It comes from the research on what it takes to effectively turn around a school or school system. I thought it was incredibly clear and worth passing along. Driving for Results — the turnaround … Continue reading Competencies for Success
An incredible speech by Speech by Eric Thomas (AKA The Hip Hop Preacher) with video clips of a football player working out. This video is inspirational, challenging and a bit scary… most people settle for mediocrity because they don’t want to make the sacrifices required to achieve their full potential.