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

leading when you’re not the expert

Have you ever been in a situation where you were leading an area in which you had little or no expertise? Where many of your team knew much more about the area/industry than you? How did you handle yourself? What did you do? For me, except for the first two years of my military life, … Continue reading leading when you’re not the expert

who benefits from your leadership?

Crawford Loritts says in his book Leadership as an Identity that someone pays for your leadership - either you or those you lead. Let's look at it a bit differently - for whose benefit are you leading? Are you leading for your personal benefit? Are you leading to advance your career, impress your bosses, or … Continue reading who benefits from your leadership?

living well or living comfortably

Good morning to you! Have you ever heard that life is short? Sure, we know it is - for everybody else. Somehow we think we are the exception, that somehow we have all the time in the world. But we don't. So that begs the question - how are you living your life? Are you … Continue reading living well or living comfortably

are you relentless?

Good Tuesday morning to you! I hope you had a great three-day weekend. I took Friday as a vacation day and had a nice four-day break. relentless: showing or promising no abatement of severity, intensity, strength, or pace (http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/relentless) "no abatement" is the key part of that definition. Relentless is often used in a negative sense, … Continue reading are you relentless?

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

What Matters Most

Good morning! Today is my last official day in the office at Life Action Ministries. A bittersweet day - leaving a people I love and an organization I respect and care for deeply, yet headed to a great organization that will stretch and grow me. What matters most to you in your job? Where are you investing your time? … Continue reading What Matters Most

Forget Passion – Find a Problem

Good morning - a foggy and wet morning here with some snow on the way this afternoon. In a Harvard Business Review blog post Oliver Segovia, a young twentysomething businessman, talks about how his generation was raised to "follow their passion" to do what excited them and met their needs.  He then goes on to … Continue reading Forget Passion – Find a Problem