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God Created…

You’re know you’re getting old when you find yourself rapt by public television… While flipping through channels recently, I saw images of an African culture called the Maasai (moss-eye) and became immediately riveted. The Maasai reside close to the birthplace of humankind... Continue Reading →

The Curse of Resources & Regulations

Viability and affordability matter. On the one hand, budgets often determine the possibilities. If we can't afford it, we probably can't do it. On the other hand, rules and policies within an organization can be restrictive. "That's not allowed!" Those... Continue Reading →

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 →

Conveyor Belt Leadership

The American education system is fundamentally broken. Authors Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith (Most Likely to Succeed, 2015) provide a compelling portrait of the American educational landscape, and it's not pretty. They argue, rather convincingly, that our educational system was... Continue Reading →

Leadership Metaphors

Mental images make a difference. In Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull (President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation) writes about the value of leadership metaphors; images that sustain us in our leadership roles, whether we are parents raising children, visionaries for... Continue Reading →

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