A Critical Investment Strategy

Investing well is important as we consider and plan for the future. Most often when we think of investing, we are thinking of our financial investments. We are planning for our children’s college plans, their marriages, hedging against unexpected expenses, and for financial security for our latter years. However, our investment plans often do not … Continue reading A Critical Investment Strategy

humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue

What does "humility in the workplace" mean? Why is it important? For many, the word humility has many connotations. Some are very positive and some not so positive. It seems some people equate humility to weakness and being a "doormat". I beg to differ from that view of humility. In true humility, there is great … Continue reading humility in the workplace – a self-awareness issue

a life well lived

Last week was quite a week. My last day in the office for Ambassador Enterprises (a great company filled with exceptional people!) to working with some good friends whose company is growing, to packing up my truck for me to drive South. So, not too many posts this past week. Today (Monday, September 15, 2014) … Continue reading a life well lived

which wolf do you feed?

With what lens do you look at your life? Is life an adventure or is it something to be endured? The thing is, our attitude, the way in which we view life is our choice. Granted, with some of the terribly difficult backgrounds some have or the trying conditions in which they now live, having … Continue reading which wolf do you feed?

the pursuit of personal peace

Today is a guest post from someone very special to me - Lauren Allen, the oldest of our two daughters. "Listen" to what she has to say about something many of us are pursuing - Peace. Peace…the very word elicits a sense of calm and reminds us to take a deep breath. Peace as defined … Continue reading the pursuit of personal peace

5 regrets of the dying that could make you a better leader

Good morning! Awesome morning here in NE Indiana! Recently I came across a post online talking about Bonnie Ware's book The Top Five Regrets of the Dying: A Life Transformed by the Dearly Departing. I can't speak to the quality of the book as I have not yet read it, but the blog post on the … Continue reading 5 regrets of the dying that could make you a better leader

art from a barista

Relational Wisdom is important and Ken Sande has a great website called surprisingly - Relational Wisdom. If you desire to improve your emotional intelligence and to become more effective in working with others, you need to check out this site. I particularly liked his blog post "Serving a Barista". In that post he talks bout … Continue reading art from a barista

The Consequences of a Silent Lie

It is Friday! Hope you have a great weekend! Does the following sound familiar? You are sitting in a leadership meeting and the team, led by a strong and persuasive leader, are headed down the path to a decision. It seems everybody is on board with the direction, but you keep having these doubts or "checks" about … Continue reading The Consequences of a Silent Lie

Three Things to Consider for Your Formal Communication System

Good morning! I am traveling some this week and having the pleasure of being part of a team that is coming alongside an organization that is doing good in the inner city helping them to better manage their organization. Great group of folks. I am writing this sitting on the side of a hotel bed … Continue reading Three Things to Consider for Your Formal Communication System