how well do you juggle?

Does it seem that in your personal and vocational life that it is a juggling act? We all fill so many different roles that sometimes it is hard to remember "which way is up"! This article on the Harvard Business Review site has some good recommendations to help you "juggle". One of my favorite quotes … Continue reading how well do you juggle?

some steps to improve stewardship of your time

Good morning! The snow is melting! After record snow falls here, the snow if finally melting. What a blessing! Most of us take stewardship seriously and time is one of our most precious resources. So, I always enjoy reading about ways I can be more effective in the use of my time. I don't always … Continue reading some steps to improve stewardship of your time

a seeker of knowledge and wisdom

Good Friday morning to you! Think about the following for a few minutes: "Incline your ear, and hear the words of the wise, . . ." - Proverbs 22:17 "Apply your heart to instruction and your ear to words of knowledge." - Proverbs 23:12 ". . . with those who take advice is wisdom." - Proverbs 12:10 … Continue reading a seeker of knowledge and wisdom

What You Need To Stop Doing

I hope you had a blessed Christmas celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior - Jesus the Christ. We have minimized the use of technology over the last few days but I thought time to get up another post. I read something interesting this morning on the Harvard Business Review website (this is a great resource … Continue reading What You Need To Stop Doing

The Adventure Begins!

Good morning from Fort Wayne, Indiana - our new home. Today beings a new chapter in our lives as I report in for my first day at Ambassador Enterprises. Ambassador is a fascinating company that seeks to glorify Jesus in all they do . Their Purpose is: "To daily live in such a way that others are … Continue reading The Adventure Begins!

A Critical But Underutilized Management Skill

Good Monday morning! Over the last few weeks I have mentioned about how dry it was here and about how I did not have to mow. Well, we have had some rain and my yard has gone from a desert to a jungle. Amazing how fast it recovers! There is one thing that we could … Continue reading A Critical But Underutilized Management Skill

Want to be More Productive? Go to Sleep!

We finally have some rain here in southwest Michigan - what a blessing! Do you want to be more productive, more energetic, and live longer? Try getting at least seven hours of sleep each night. Most of us get six or less hours of sleep a night which leads to fatigue, poor thinking, and poor … Continue reading Want to be More Productive? Go to Sleep!

Take Back Control of Your Attention

Good morning! Still warm here in Michigan - warmer that where I am from in the South!! What has your attention? Really? A while back I wrote a post on "What Has Your Attention?" Now the questions is how are you stewarding your attention? Sound a little funny? Think about it - how you use your … Continue reading Take Back Control of Your Attention

The One Thing That will Increase Your Productivity

Good morning! There are books & books, articles and blog posts everywhere about how to improve our productivity. Each of those have lists or systems. Some complex, some simple, and some that require buying their software. I found out I was losing productivity just trying to figure out how to be productive! I am a … Continue reading The One Thing That will Increase Your Productivity

Are Meetings Frustrating You? Try Three Simple Things

Good morning! I hope you had a great day celebrating Independence Day yesterday. For many people, next to e-mail overload, unproductive meetings are one of the most frustrating aspects of organizational life. There are several good book out there on the subject with my favorite being Death by Meeting by Patrick Lencioni. But instead of … Continue reading Are Meetings Frustrating You? Try Three Simple Things