it’s Friday!!

Today is Friday. How do you maximize your Friday's? Usually Friday's tend to be days of low productivity for many people as they are tired from the week and anticipating the weekend. Why don't you do something a bit different? Use your Friday afternoon to not only clean up some of those pesky emails, but … Continue reading it’s Friday!!

are plans useless?

Good advice from GEN Eisenhower - his quote captures the reality that as soon as plans make "first contact" with reality, they immediately change and may quickly become irrelevant. However, a good planning process prepares you to deal more effectively with the unexpected obstacles or opportunities while still maintaining focus on your mission or objective. So, don't … Continue reading are plans useless?

a disturbing lack of reflection

Good Monday morning to you! Hope you had a great weekend. Alarm clock goes off, hit the snooze button, alarm clock goes off, snooze button again. Rush to get dressed and then, maybe, grab a quick high carb (and sugar) breakfast as you head into the office. As soon as arrive, you power up your … Continue reading a disturbing lack of reflection

a powerful planning tool

Good morning! A while back, I came across a book on a powerful planning tool - Business Model Generation. I have used it and now teach it in my management classes. Watch the video below and see what you think. After you do, go to the site, review it, and download a copy of the … Continue reading a powerful planning tool

Don’t Manage Your Time – Invest it

Good Monday morning to you! Hope you had a great weekend, we did other than learning our daughter’s car needs the timing belt changed and there might be some other problems associated with that issue. But otherwise a good weekend. Question for you - how many articles, books, and blog posts have you read about … Continue reading Don’t Manage Your Time – Invest it

Business Model You

Good Friday morning to you! I hope you have a great end to your week. In the past I have posted about the Business Model Canvas which is a one-page tool for developing your business model. That tool has also been adapted into the Business Model You which is a great tool for drawing your own … Continue reading Business Model You

Four Signs of Bad Strategy

As leaders in ministry we have a key responsibility before the Lord to be good stewards of the mission, people and resources he has entrusted to our care. And, in my opinion, bad strategy results in poor stewardship which is irresponsibility on our part. So many of us really don't know how to plan and … Continue reading Four Signs of Bad Strategy

Assessment – Alignment – Action

Good morning from Atlanta - about to go into some exciting meetings about the OneCry movement today! Planning - something that we now is important, but often avoid doing - at least at the personal and family level. A key aspect of growing as a leader is intentionality - having a plan. The way you … Continue reading Assessment – Alignment – Action