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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 →

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 →

Helping People to Exhale

Over the years, I have witnessed a scene played out dozens of times. It occurs when a friend, family member, or even a total stranger, comes to an emotional breaking point. Mark Goulston was an FBI and police hostage negotiator.... Continue Reading →

I Would Never…

Jim is a short and smiley man I met in my doctoral program. He grew up in a Christian denomination, and helped lead a camp every summer to train up young men in Boyscout-like fashion. Jim and his colleagues taught... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

The idea that a leader is identified by her followers is a powerful truth. Max de Pree says it this way, "The signs of outstanding leadership appear primarily among the followers. Are the followers reaching their potential? Are they learning?... Continue Reading →

Are Facilitators Leaders?

We sat having lunch, enjoying a sandwich together. Katie is a longtime friend from my career as a pastor. Our conversation topics were all over the place. Church life, personal challenges, Border Collies, and leadership. We found all of it... Continue Reading →

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