Tweet Ever caught yourself asking God what you were to do next? I have. As I think about the disciples, I do not think they spent a lot of time asking Jesus where are we going? What about our bills? What about our meals? What’s the calendar look like for the next week? No, I […]

Are You Competitive?

Tweet Ever thought that you were pretty good at something only to have someone else come along and beat the pants off you?  I used to see this all the time working with teenagers.  There would be this sense of confidence (bordering on arrogance) that they would carry going into a sporting event or meet.  […]

Change Happens.

Tweet Have you ever heard the statement that “change is the only constant”?  There seems to be an oxymoron in this statement.  Nevertheless, think about it – living organisms are growing and changing, and dying things are decaying and changing. Do you remember the serenity prayer of St Francis?  “Lord grant me the serenity to […]

I Believe in Vampires!

Tweet I believe in vampires.  I do!  I’ve seen them!  Not necessarily the kind you see on television or at the theatre, but the kind of undead folks that suck the life out of you!  You know the kind that sees the gray cloud in every silver lining.  They are not fully alive, and want […]

Confessions of a Thief…

Tweet I must confess that I have been a thief most of my life. For those of you who know me, does that surprise you? I recently read a piece by Zig Ziglar that says anyone who does not fully believe in themselves and fully utilizes their abilities is stealing from themselves, their loved ones, […]

Executive Coaching and Foggy Mirrors

Tweet Executive coaching can help remove the fog from your mirror so you can see yourself as others see you. No, I am not talking about literally entering your home and cleaning your mirrors. What I am talking about is helping you see yourself (and your circumstances) as others see you; helping you identify your […]

A Leader and Honesty

Tweet While attending a networking event in Dallas, I had the pleasure of exchanging dialogue with many interesting individuals. In one particular conversation, a young man, after discovering that I am a leadership coach and consultant, asked a rather insightful question: “What do you think is the most important quality in a leader?”

The Leader and the Bible

Tweet I must confess, I have a biblical worldview of leadership. Now before you walk away, you need to understand that everyone has a worldview, or a fundamental cognitive orientation (see, isn’t the term ‘worldview easier’?). Some may call it their leadership paradigm (a theoretical or philosophical framework), but I prefer the term

Influence in 2010

Tweet John Maxwell asserts, “Leadership is influence. Nothing more, nothing less.” I referenced this quote several times this past year as I had the privilege to speak to numerous groups of leaders. Oftentimes, when we think of leadership and influence, we think of others. However, I have found the greatest leadership challenge often lies within […]

Transformational Leadership

Tweet Transformational leadership is another leadership orientation at the higher range of Bass’s full range of leadership. The transformational leader’s role is to influence and elevate the attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and values beyond the individual self-interests of those they are leading and to create moral agents among these followers in the organization . Similar to […]

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