ever been out of sync?

Good morning! It's been awhile since I have posted to my blog and I have missed writing. Have you ever been "out of sync"? In season where your normal rhythms and routines have been disrupted so that you don't get done what you want? I have been for the last few weeks - it has … Continue reading ever been out of sync?

want more impact? “aim small”

I hope you had a blessed Easter celebrating the resurrection of our Lord. One of my favorite movies was "The Patriot" for multiple reasons. In one particular scene where his young boys had to fight the British, the father tells them to "aim small". If you are familiar with shooting and marksmanship, you know what … Continue reading want more impact? “aim small”

are you satisfied with the status quo?

"Leaders don't have to change history, but they do have to change 'business as usual.' To them, the status quo is unacceptable. Leaders challenge the process. They search for opportunities, and they experiment and take risks. Exemplary leaders also know that they have to be willing to make some personal sacrifices in service of a … Continue reading are you satisfied with the status quo?

A Different Way of Looking At Things

Good morning - looks like it is going to be a beautiful day here in northeast Indiana. Finally looking like spring. I have been enjoying a good book called Creative Intelligence by Bruce Nussbaum. One thing that has struck me so far is his discussion on framing and reframing. Essentially framing is how we look … Continue reading A Different Way of Looking At Things

Are You On Cruise Control?

Good morning on this wet Friday morning. I don't know if you have had a cold lately, but it wasn't much fun for me this week. I'm still coughing some, but feeling way better! When I was a boy, my Uncle Edward owned the general store in the very Mayberry-like town of Wadley, Alabama. It … Continue reading Are You On Cruise Control?

A New Chapter

Good morning - rainy and warm here in southwest Michigan! Our lives are a great story - an epic if you will and hopefully the primary theme throughout our story is Jesus Christ. Sprinkled throughout our story are chapters containing great joy, great pain, tremendous blessing, great loss, times of walking intimately with our Creator and times … Continue reading A New Chapter

Capitalizing on Complexity

Complexity has now superseded change as the most pressing challenge according to the 2010 IBM CEO Study titled Capitalizing on Complexity. The study covered over 1500 CEO’s from around the world and is a fascinating study. While the CEO’s say that complexity is the most pressing challenge, most of them also say that their organizations … Continue reading Capitalizing on Complexity