12 questions to ask your staff

Good morning! A nice morning here, but there is a freeze warning for tomorrow - not sure if I am ready for that! Questions are powerful tools - that has been proven time and again. However, if you're like me, you may have a hard time coming up with good questions. So, what I have … Continue reading 12 questions to ask your staff

“Humility is th…

"Humility is the intentional recognition that God is everything to you, and that you are nothing without Him. It is the acknowledgement that life is not about you, and that the needs of others are more important than your own." - Crawford Loritts in Leadership as an Identity.

you will be accountable for your leadership

"I'm always reading about leadership. It is my chosen profession. It's how I serve people, how I add value to my organization, and how I impact the world. I know that someday I will be accountable for my leadership" (emphasis added) - Ken Blanchard in Great Leaders Grow.

quotes on learning from Louis L’Amour

Louis L'Amour was and is one of my favorite authors. He was a man with a love for learning and it permeated all of his books. Following are a few of his quotes on learning that I particularly like. As you read his comments, maybe you can take time to reflect on your own attitude … Continue reading quotes on learning from Louis L’Amour

Encourage the Heart and Keep Hope Alive

Good morning to you this Friday morning.  I hope you have a great weekend planned of spending time with people you love and setting aside time to quietly meet with the Lord. As a leader you are, or should be, a dealer in hope.  Actually that should be fairly easy as we serve the One … Continue reading Encourage the Heart and Keep Hope Alive

Are Meetings Crippling Your Organization?

"If an operating room were as sloppily run as our meetings, patients would die. If a restaurant kitchen put as little planning into a meal as we put into our meetings, dinner would never be served." "Regularly interrupting the day to bring our best minds together to focus on the urgent makes it impossible for … Continue reading Are Meetings Crippling Your Organization?

The Way of the Shepherd

Good morning and I hope your week is getting off to a great start.  Here at Life Action, we are entering into an annual event we call "Revival Week".  It is a time when we pretty much stop fir the week and collectively focus on the Lord seeking Him to work deeply within this ministry. … Continue reading The Way of the Shepherd

A Reading List for Leaders

Leaders tend to be people that are continuously learning and one of the best sources to learn from is good books. I have been talking to people to pin down the top books they would consider core to any leadership development process. Following are some that I have come to value highly: 1. The Bible … Continue reading A Reading List for Leaders

12 Great Questions for Leaders

Marcus Buckingham’s great book – First, Break All the Rules, has 12 powerful questions that managers need to ask themselves and then ask their team members.  Following are the questions: Do I know what is expected of me at work? Do I have the materials and equipment I need to do my work right? At … Continue reading 12 Great Questions for Leaders

Some Great Ideas Don’t “Fly” – Why?

How many times have you had a great idea, heard a great idea, or seen a great idea, but it just doesn’t fly?  It doesn’t catch on with the right people? Personally, I have a hard time communicating my ideas.  According to the Myers-Briggs analysis, I am an INTJ in personality type – one of … Continue reading Some Great Ideas Don’t “Fly” – Why?