On Vision

This is a post that has been percolating as a draft post for nearly two or three months now.  But as a theme, its something I’ve wrestled with far longer.  Those who know me well, know that at my core, I’m kind of a systems and strategy kind of guy. What makes gets my ticker picking […]

The conversations you have with yourself…

…impact what you do and how you feel.  What have you told yourself lately?  Have you been an encourager or a life sapper?  Do you hear justification or warning?  Do you bargain with yourself or hear, “you can do better?” The inner voice is a powerful influence on our lives. This is why you must […]

coaching

This entry is part 4 of 11 in the series 2011: A look back A look forward

This post continues the series I’ve been writing on as a part of my year in review.  Here’s something else I wrote last year when thinking about the year ahead: One of the highlights in the past year for me was taking some training on being a leadership coach.  Every now and then I think […]

At the focal point of history…

I read an interesting article a couple weeks ago about a little known guy named Ron Wayne who is actually one of the founders of Apple Computers.   You can read the article for the details on his story but it was fascinating to read some of the comments from this guy who sold away […]

Failure

This video has been making the rounds of some of the blogs I read.  It’s so good I just had to post this here.  It goes along VERY well with something I wrote a few months ago on failure. What are your thoughts on failure?

Getting the Most Out of the Books I Read

Any leader worth their salt will be investing in personal growth by, among other things, reading. It is incredible the vast resource of knowledge and insight that is available via all the books being written today! It is a tragedy if any leader is not feeding themselves from it! For some time I’ve wanted to […]

Raising the Value of Volunteers

One of the things I’ve chosen to work on as part of the staff at my church is raising the profile of volunteers and developing ways for people to find on-ramps to serving in our church.  Any person doing this will tell you that it’s not an easy task.  Still it’s one I relish in […]