Books I Read in 2015

You all know we well enough to know that reading is a huge value to me.  My family gets annoyed by the stacks of books that are piled up in my office and on my nightstand.  I just can’t get enough.  I buy books faster than I can read them. Today I’m in Wisconsin visiting […]

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The Curse of the Administrative Rabbit Hole

As of December 1st, I’m officially self-employed. That sounds wonderful until you find yourself starting at the computer screen in the morning wondering where to begin. Don’t misunderstand, I’m really excited about this new season. It’s something that I’ve dreamed of for years. The opportunity to coach, write and speak about leadership full-time is a […]

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What to Do When Those You Lead Argue and Complain

I’ve been reading through the book of Exodus again.  When I look at all that Moses went through as a leader, it tends to make me feel a bit better about my own challenges. This time as I read I paid close attention to every time the Israelites grumbled against or quarreled with Moses in […]

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#OC15 Assessment Key & Notes

I had the great privilege this past week to speak at The Orange Conference.  What a fun, energizing and inspiring few days! For those of you who were there, here is the key to the assessment you took: The Extraordinary Leader Assessment ♦ = Heart Ο = Soul ★ = Mind ✖ = Strength   Here are […]

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#OC15 Assessment Key & Notes

I had the great privilege this past week to speak at The Orange Conference.  What a fun, energizing and inspiring few days! For those of you who were there, here is the key to the assessment you took: The Extraordinary Leader Assessment ♦ = Heart Ο = Soul ★ = Mind ✖ = Strength   Here are […]

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Teams That Thrive

I love great teams.  I love building great teams.  I love building teams of great leaders. I echo John Maxwell… “everything rises or fall on leadership.”  The power of leadership through teams is exponential. Ryan T. Hartwig and Warren Bird have recently written this great book: Teams That Thrive: Five Disciplines of Collaborative Church Leadership […]

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