Worn Sneakers & Broken Systems

80 degrees 79% humidity The conditions for my 6:00 am run today. Rather than refreshing, I felt like I was running through lava. Slow. Resistant. Miserable. To make matters worse, my running shoes are old and worn.  They are done!  They have logged all the miles they need to log but I’ve been putting off […]

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Worn Sneakers & Broken Systems

80 degrees 79% humidity The conditions for my 6:00 am run today. Rather than refreshing, I felt like I was running through lava. Slow. Resistant. Miserable. To make matters worse, my running shoes are old and worn.  They are done!  They have logged all the miles they need to log but I’ve been putting off […]

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You Failed: Retry

This little graphic has become all too familiar. Yes, I’m rather ashamed to admit that I have joined the other 45.6 MILLION monthly users who play Candy Crush! The words “You failed! Retry” are a daily occurrence.  I’m at my capacity.  I’m beyond my scope. But rather than those words defeating me I get back […]

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Is It Me or Is It Them?

Leadership can present a lot of moments of disappointment.  Things don’t always go as we plan.  Initiatives fail.  Team members make poor decisions.  We say or do the wrong thing. In these moments of frustration, I often find myself asking a couple of questions: Is it me? Is it them? I think both questions are […]

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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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Don’t Underestimate Your Influence

Every moment matters. I know you know that and yet, you don’t. Or maybe you just forget. I know that I forget. Some moments don’t seem consequential.  Sometimes it’s the most mundane moments that conjure up the best memories. I’m visiting family for a few days this week.  I only come back to my hometown […]

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Don't Underestimate Your Influence

Every moment matters. I know you know that and yet, you don’t. Or maybe you just forget. I know that I forget. Some moments don’t seem consequential.  Sometimes it’s the most mundane moments that conjure up the best memories. I’m visiting family for a few days this week.  I only come back to my hometown […]

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Found

Loss is a debilitating feeling. Something as simple as losing your keys creates anxiety and unsettledness until they are found. The loss of a job triggers fears, insecurities, and doubts. The loss of someone dear creates a sense of desperation, a longing that is never fulfilled. We’ve been in a series at Cross Point called […]

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