Thursday, October 31st, 2019

One’s public life has everything to do with one’s private life – for it’s the expression of it. You cannot have one without the other. The end never justifies its means – it is the means. Barbara Johnson writes, “We should all live lives as though someone is writing a book about us” every moment of every day. Now think about that.… Read the rest

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019

“The acquisition of skills is irrelevant unless the leader acquires the appropriate qualities of character” (Machiavelli). Character is a big deal. It’s that vital piece in our puzzle of impact. Paul wrote to Timothy, “Keep a firm grasp on both your character and your teaching. Don’t be diverted. Just keep at it. Both you and those who hear you will experience salvation” (1 Timothy 4:16).… Read the rest

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019

Far too often, leaders drift. Once they get some experience under their belt and a track record of accomplishments, they often abandon the lifestyle that helped them reach the top. They chafe under the very rules they once established and/or endorsed. Sadly, leaders like these forget the number one management principle in the world: People do what people see. If they want to succeed, leaders must incarnate the life they desire in their followers.… Read the rest

Saturday, October 26th, 2019

We are not at the center of the gospel – God is. As the prophet Ezekiel wrote, “He saves us, NOT for our sake, but for the sake of His holy Name” (Ezekiel 36:22). And the result of us getting this is, “that we would make Him – His ways, His salvation, His glory, and His greatness – known to all the nations.”Read the rest

Wednesday, October 16th, 2019

Great companies are effective because they’ve learned to carry a large eraser. Greatness isn’t the absence of mistakes; rather, it’s your ability to never allow them to consume you or rule you. See mistakes as an opportunity to grow, not as an event to beat yourself down. A mistake is not a moment of loss; it’s a gift to leverage and learn from.… Read the rest

Tuesday, October 15th, 2019

I’ve heard it said, “Our self-esteem is highly influenced by how we think the most important person in our life thinks about us.” Consider those who have truly impacted and influenced your life. Now, imagine the power you have in your grasp to speak the same into those you lead. That’s the power of influence.… Read the rest

Monday, October 14th, 2019

Broaden your horizons by fostering your imagination. Too often, we imprison ourselves by what we’ve known. Many organizations struggle with change because ‘it’s never been done that way.’ Here’s a thought: Who said? Never lose your ability to dream. As Walt Disney once said, “Don’t just think outside the box – lose the box, and just dream.”… Read the rest