CLOUT Pre-sale Offer!

On January 21st, I have the privilege of releasing my next book, CLOUT: Discover and Unleash Your God-Given Influence! CLOUT is my heart message and I really truly hope that the words in these pages somehow speak to a generation of leaders who need hope and clarity for where and how God wants to use […]

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What’s Your Speed?

Ok, it’s time to get back to work.  Christmas and New Year’s Day are officially over and reality sets back in.  All those audacious goals you drafted on January 2nd now need to start becoming reality. But for most of us it’s cold – actually really cold -and dreary.  It’s now the dead of winter.  […]

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What's Your Speed?

Ok, it’s time to get back to work.  Christmas and New Year’s Day are officially over and reality sets back in.  All those audacious goals you drafted on January 2nd now need to start becoming reality. But for most of us it’s cold – actually really cold -and dreary.  It’s now the dead of winter.  […]

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The Death Grip of Control

There is something special about the feeling of ownership. I vividly remember pulling away from the car lot the day I bought my first car—a 1992 maroon Saturn SL1. I saved diligently for that car, and I felt pride in knowing that it was all mine. I didn’t even care that it lacked air-conditioning, although […]

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Developing Special Teams

Structure is important, especially in organizations.  I’m a strong proponent of well-defined organizational charts with clear lines of authority and responsibility.  We set our employees up best when we provide the framework within which they work. However, the downside of a well-structured organization is that it can become prone to stagnation.  When employees are relegated […]

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Leading When You've Lost Control

I like to believe I have control.  It makes me feel secure. It’s a deceptively safe-feeling. Feeling being the critical word. I fight for feelings of control all the time.  But you know as well as I do that feelings deceive us. Feeling in control is a dangerous place for a leader to be. When […]

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Leading When You’ve Lost Control

I like to believe I have control.  It makes me feel secure. It’s a deceptively safe-feeling. Feeling being the critical word. I fight for feelings of control all the time.  But you know as well as I do that feelings deceive us. Feeling in control is a dangerous place for a leader to be. When […]

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Seize It!

“When it’s your season, seize it! Don’t squander it.” I tweeted that a few days ago in a moment of Christmas shopping angst.  I was waiting in an incredibly long line at a business that should not be surprised by the increase in foot traffic at this time of year.  A business that has been […]

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Are You Complacent in Your Clarity?

Every year I grow to understand myself a bit better.  My strengths become clearer.  My passions are more easily defined.  I know better what I like and dislike. This is mostly good.  I have greater clarity on my purpose and calling and am less compelled to chase the dreams of others.  Most of the time. […]

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