I have a little sign in my office that I made three years ago to remind myself of something I forget with remarkable skill and consistency. I don’t remember if I got this from someone else or actually coined it myself. Either way it is a reminder to me that small steps taken every day bring about radical and lasting change. (If I owe someone else credit for this thought, my apologies.) You see I have this crazy capacity to believe that a big short-term…Continue Reading “Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change”Continue Reading "Small Daily Steps = Lasting Change"
OK this might be closer to a rant than anything else, but I am sick and tired of people who talk their way through an entire conversation without EVER asking a single question of others around the table.
Let me make it simple. STOP TALKING and ask a question instead!Continue Reading "Dialogues of the Deaf"
When was the last time you turned it all off? I mean, literally turned every aspect of your work and accompanying technology completely off?Continue Reading "Sabbath… A Key to Freedom"
Feb 7, 2018 I spoke to the staff of Rock Harbor on the things I am learning as a leader in ministry and on the clarity of God’s call to raise up and give my life away to leaders 2 or more generations behind me. (55min)Continue Reading "What Am I Learning — podcast"
If you want to develop and work with innovative, creative, and courageously bold leaders, you must develop a culture of risk where people are free to fail.Continue Reading "Is it Safe to Fail on Your Team?"
I am constantly amazed by the number of leaders who feel they work out on a limb, doing what needs to be done, without the confidence that someone has their back.Continue Reading "Who has Your Back?"
Sure, leadership calls for courageous decisions and at times is an isolating reality. However, you and I find strength in relationships. We thrive best in community.Continue Reading "Leaders are Empowered in Community"
This is the third piece of a six part series about what it takes to create an environment that not only develops leaders but helps them succeed—what I call an empowering environment.Continue Reading "Give People Essential Resources"
It’s the cry of every player, “Put Me In Coach!” Each of us wants to know that our assignment makes a difference to the whole. We want the chance to do something that will affect the outcome of the game. Clarity about individual roles throughout your team not only strengthens your team but builds an empowering environment.Continue Reading "The Power of Clear Responsibility"
Leaders crave for a way to increase the horsepower of their organization. And, by horsepower, what I really mean is manpower. It shows up in questions and conversations like, “how do we keep our people motivated and engaged?” “How do help people give us their best?” “What does it take to get more people to volunteer or to volunteer more of themselves?” Creating an empowering environment is a way to do just that.Continue Reading "Give Them A Compelling Reason"