My 2016 Best Books List

Well, it’s here. The end of the year. One of my favorite things to do each year is to review the list of books that I’ve read.  [Note: I keep a reading log throughout the year to keep track of everything I’ve read.]  I’m fascinated by how books shape me and how certain books provide […]

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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 Daily Verse

Occasionally there are unexpected collisions in life that alter our course even if we don’t realize it at the time. My collision with Kat Davis was less than a spectacular one (or so I thought at the time.)  We were two young twenty-something interns competing for power and influence and our chance to make our […]

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Clearing through the Clutter

One of the challenges I find as a leader is sorting through all of the great resources out there for equipping yourself and your team.  There are so many GOOD books, articles, blogs, etc. that sometimes I feel like all I’m doing is reading or studying rather than applying anything that I’m learning. I also […]

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On My List

Recently someone asked me on Twitter what’s on my reading list for this year, so… I thought I would share with you what’s on my radar so far: Good to Great and the Social Sectors by Jim Collins The Leadership Pipeline by Charan, Drotter & Noel Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell Tribal Leadership by Logan, King […]

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My Reading List of 2009

Each year I set some pretty aggressive goals for reading.  I read a variety of things and always keep track of what I’ve read.  (You can read more about my philosophy on what I read in this post.) Here’s my reading list from 2009: Non-Fiction: Invitation to Solitude and Silence by Ruth Haley Barton Axiom […]

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Book Review: Andy Stanley's The Principle of the Path

Direction – not intention – determines our destination. That’s the simplicity of Andy Stanley‘s “The Principle of the Path”.  In his book, Andy explains why this simple principle has such a profound impact on every area of our lives.  He shares how each decision we make affects our destination.  Whether a failed relationship, an unmet […]

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Book Review: Andy Stanley’s The Principle of the Path

Direction – not intention – determines our destination. That’s the simplicity of Andy Stanley‘s “The Principle of the Path”.  In his book, Andy explains why this simple principle has such a profound impact on every area of our lives.  He shares how each decision we make affects our destination.  Whether a failed relationship, an unmet […]

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What are you reading?

I love to read! Unfortunately, finding dedicated time to read is one of my greatest challenges these days.   Any time that I can sneak away with a book is a treasure for me. Here’s what I’ve been reading: Just finished Seth’s latest.  I love his writing… his perspective… his candor, but I loved Tribes because […]

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