almost ruining someone else’s career

Recently, a new acquaintance and I were discussing what we have learned in leading people over the years. During that discussion, an example came rushing back to my mind of how, in my arrogance and ignorance, I almost damaged a man’s career and from that experience came two valuable lessons. Jim Collin’s famously talked about … Continue reading almost ruining someone else’s career

do what makes sense

Good morning, we are finally thawing out a bit here in NE Indiana. Last week was a tad rough here as it was for most of the country. For most of us our vocation is important to us. For those who lead, the mission is important - especially when the mission is serving a higher … Continue reading do what makes sense

what is your style of leadership?

Good Monday morning to you! Beautiful fall weather here in northeast Indiana. What is your leadership style? The Visionary? - communicating a compelling vision of the future? The Inspirer? - helping people to see their potential? The Team Leader? - pulling people together to work for a common goal? The General? - leading from the … Continue reading what is your style of leadership?

why do we do this to our people?

Good Monday morning to you! I hope you are looking forward to a week of making a difference in your community this week. "Our people are our greatest resource!" "We believe in our team!" "Our people make the difference!" "Teamwork is the key!" How many times have you heard these, and others of this sort, … Continue reading why do we do this to our people?

a chat with my father

Good morning - we are back in the Midwest after almost a week in the much warmer South. Our primary reason for going was to attend the wedding of my sister's son, but it also gave us time to visit with my parents as well. During these past days, I had the opportunity to visit … Continue reading a chat with my father

Questions About Relationships

Good morning - it's a crisp beautiful morning! The sunrise is beautiful. Spring is a wonderful time of the year. When it is all said and done, the thing that really matters the most to us, the thing that causes us the most hurt and joy in our lives, and the thing that most impacts … Continue reading Questions About Relationships

Do Not Withhold Good

"Do not withhold good from those to whom it is due, when it is in your power to do it." Proverbs 3:27 Are you withholding good from someone you lead? Is there someone on your team that deserves a raise, recognition for a job well done, a new computer, a better desk chair, a pat … Continue reading Do Not Withhold Good