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Producing change and building lives through authenticity, inspiration, empathy, and innovation

New Wineskins

I know little about wine… Sure, I’ve tasted it, but I probably couldn’t tell you whether it is dry or sweet, or has hints of oak or mulberry. Wine is primarily made from grapes; different varieties bring out diverse flavors.... Continue Reading →

The Plight of Perfectionism

Creativity gets crushed under the weight of perfectionism. We generally learn perfectionism from an early age. People give us accolades for high performance, flawless accuracy, and orderliness. In a world where our peers can't seem to find the sock drawer,... Continue Reading →

The Creativity Conundrum

We face a conundrum in families, churches, and businesses alike. We need more creativity than ever, to relate to, communicate with, and shape a dramatically changing world. But for various reasons, the creativity genie is stuck in the bottle. Why?... Continue Reading →

Three Killer P’s

Psychologist Martin Seligman has identified three P's that can stunt our recovery from loss and undercut our resilience as human beings. These P's sometimes come into play when we experience trauma or loss. Grief opens the door to these soul-sapping... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry once said, "If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up the men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea." In my reading of the... Continue Reading →

Commending Others

We’d all agree that building leaders takes time. However, we might not all agree on the process. Let me give you one perspective that I learned in the military, and in my reading of Scripture. During my military career, I... Continue Reading →

The Bottom Line

Business leaders have long talked about “the bottom line.” In for-profit ventures, increasing shareholder wealth reigns supreme. Money is the ultimate end, and “time is money”. You have probably also heard of the double-bottom-line principle. Not only should a company... Continue Reading →

Leadership by the Numbers

Statistics can be deceptive, but sometimes the research provides an important call to action. Here are some compelling numbers. Right now, ten thousand baby boomers (people born 1946-1964) are retiring every day. Yes, every day. Ten thousand. This mass retirement movement means... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

Life is not just a few years to spend in self-indulgence and career advancement. It is a privilege, a responsibility. a stewardship to be lived according to a much higher calling. -Elizabeth Dole "Command them to do good, to be... Continue Reading →

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