Tuesday, June 19th, 2018

If we are to become a leader others want to follow, it is imperative that we give careful attention to our inner selves. We must invest in the health of our souls. Gifts and abilities may open doors, but it’s character that will determine what we do once those doors have been opened.… Read the rest

Monday, June 18th, 2018

It’s important to grasp that there is a big difference in what man sees and what God knows. What man sees is an image. What God sees is the man – the real you; the real self. The Bible tells us that “God looks at the heart” (1 Samuel 16:7), and it’s precisely from the heart our mouth speaks (Luke 6:45).… Read the rest

Friday, June 15th, 2018

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

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

“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

Wednesday, June 13th, 2018

Character is a non-negotiable for every leader. Without it, we have nothing. According to the pre-Socratic philosopher Heraclitus, character “is a person’s fate and destiny.” It’s the foundation of everything. It’s why R.C. Winthrop wrote, “The noblest contribution which any man can make for the benefit of posterity is that of a good character.”… Read the rest

Tuesday, June 12th, 2018

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, June 9th, 2018

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

Monday, June 4th, 2018

“Relationally isolated people are three times more likely to die early than relationally connected people” (Robert Putnam). The power of community – it’s not only needed, but it was commanded by God that we should live in it. “It’s not good for man to be alone” (Genesis 2:18).… Read the rest

Sunday, June 3rd, 2018

When God is in control, we will discover that what we used to put our trust in doesn’t even compare to in Whom we now put our trust. Think about it: How can we ever fathom the things God has for us? The fact is, we can’t; but we certainly can embrace them and live them out in our lives.… Read the rest

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

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, May 29th, 2018

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, May 28th, 2018

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

Sunday, May 27th, 2018

When you’re going to work, you are going to work. When you’re going to play, you are going to play. Make sure that there’s balance. When you get home at night and you keep thinking about work, you’re not being the person you need to be for those who need you.… Read the rest