learn to say yes

One of the popular mantra's now is learning to say no to what we consider to be unimportant things that will hinder our "success". I agree to a point, but a friend reminded me that we need to learn to say yes to being selfless, to loving, serving, caring for, and helping others. Maybe there … Continue reading learn to say yes

stop being nice and start being kind!

Does that sound a bit odd saying to not be nice? Actually, I am not sure yet if it is the best word yet for what I am trying to communicate. In the nonprofit world especially, but often in business settings, I have found that people avoid saying what others need to hear or that … Continue reading stop being nice and start being kind!

compassionate leadership – a new idea?

"Do nothing from rivalry or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves."  - 1 Peter 2:3 ". . . You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like … Continue reading compassionate leadership – a new idea?

Take Your Eyes Off Of Yourself

Running a little slow this Friday morning. I have been blessed in that I seldom get sick, but now have a spring cold. Can't even remember the last time I had one. This week, we have been talking some about Jeremie Kubicek's book, Leadership Is Dead, How Influence Is Reviving It. He touches on many … Continue reading Take Your Eyes Off Of Yourself

An Affair of the Heart

Good morning, I hope that this Holy Week has been special for you as we prepare our hearts for this weekend we remember and celebrate and give thanks for the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. According to James Kouzes and Barry Posner, in their book The Truth About Leadership, leadership is an … Continue reading An Affair of the Heart

Do You See Through People or Into People? – 5 Great Questions

A great question – when you are dealing with people, are you looking through them or into their lives? Dan Foster, in his guest post on Michael Hyatt’s blog, poses five questions that will help you to determine if you are looking through or into people. He also warns that looking into people is hard … Continue reading Do You See Through People or Into People? – 5 Great Questions