Today’s the DAY!

If I was prone to squeal with joy I’d be squealing! CLOUT: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence RELEASES TODAY! (Now insert squeal) It will take more space than this simple post to explain what this book means to me.  It’s my heart message.  It’s my leadership soul shared through stories and lessons.  It’s what […]

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The Heart of Leadership

Mark Miller is quickly becoming one of my leadership heroes and mentors from afar. This book is so rich with wisdom for leaders at all levels.  Here are a few of my highlighted notes: If you want to predict people’s ultimate success as leaders, evaluate not their skills but their leadership character. Do not associate […]

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Bolivia Bound

Today I’m headed to Bolivia with some wonderful people led by a great team from Food for the Hungry. We’ll spend this week seeing the work they’re doing in this South American country. Yes, Bolivia is in South America in case you were wondering.  I’m be honest, my 4th grade geography failed me on this […]

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My Nan

Tenacious and tough. Independent and opinionated. She hopped a bus at 18 from a small town in Northern Wisconsion and made her new home in Chicago, IL. Thriving in the hustling and bustling big city, she landed a job at Motorola where she quickly met my Pops. Every Friday she bought a new pair of […]

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The Well Balanced World Changer

Sarah Cunningham has one piece of advice for leaders who want to be taken seriously, who want to be validated by their peers or in their field. “Get out there and lead. If you want to be seen as legitimate, go out there and put in the hard work and time to do something legitimate.” […]

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We Were Made to Work

Labor Day. The day we celebrate work by not working. For most of us Labor Day marks: the end of summer the beginning of fall back to school season last chance to wear white jeans the beginning of football season a reason to throw a party and hang out with friends an extra day off […]

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Catching Up

It’s been awhile since I’ve just caught up with you all via the blog.  I mean just talking… sharing life. I’m sorry if I’ve seemed a little distant.  I certainly know the posts have been short and infrequent.  Sorry about that. The majority of this year I’ve been consumed with pouring out.. being stretched… facing […]

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50th Anniversary

You can’t truly understand freedom until you’ve lived without it. You can’t fully comprehend segregation until you’ve been the marginalized. May we as leaders never be lulled by our personal comfort.  May we always be willing to fight for those who can’t fight for themselves.   Photo HT

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Boundaries for Leaders

I just finished Dr. Henry Cloud’s newest book Boundaries for Leaders.  I really believe this is a must have for your leadership library. I’m a firm believer that you must lead yourself well to lead others better and this is one of those books that will help you lead yourself well. The key point from […]

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