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17
FEB
2019

Leadership: Anxiety, Fear & Controlling Behaviors.

As we think about leading teams and particularly in a rapidly changing environment, a couple of aspects can come into play.  The reader may remember in a previous blog I related the “Fox Hole” factor in a battle.. Max Lucado had a great illustration that pictures the perfect...
17
FEB
2019

Faith Based Leadership: How You THINK, not How You Fight.

As we look at the historical story of David and his fight against Goliath, there is a critical thing for us to realize.  Jimmy Evans correctly stated that David did not win because of the way he “fought” but rather the way he “Thought”.  Let me explain. As the story points out, ...
17
FEB
2019

Rising Stars: A Central & Current Aspect to Keep In Mind.

This blog points out a critical thing to think about as we look at raising our Rising Stars.  I was having lunch with a group of people that are friends and also partners in some work we do together.  One gentleman mentioned as we talked about Faith initiatives, as we often did,...
20
SEP
2018

Leadership: What If Your Purpose Is Much Bigger Than that…?

As I was a young High School student who played as a 3rd String Wide Receiver for the Parkland High School Mustangs in the 1970-1971 season, I remember reading the news article in the Newspaper that told about the entire Marshall University football team dying in a plane crash...
15
AUG
2018

Leadership: “No Muda” In Your Organization & Decreasing The Drag.

As I am coaching a current executive client at Lexus, a Japanese term that is a central concept in his organization has arisen and it is a great insight for many leaders today.  They have central corporate concept that forms the backbone of their organization.  It is a Japanese...
15
AUG
2018

Faith Based Leadership: Your Journey – Prophetic or Chance?

Let  me challenge you today to look back over your journey and what do you see.  There are two ways we look at it.  We can either view that everything happens by Chance…..or we can realize that God is guiding the journey on purpose.  It has been truly stated that….”do...
15
AUG
2018

Rising Stars: Avoid These Behaviors, My Comments & Follow Up From AIA

The reader may remember in a previous blog, I pointed out one time when I helped my granddaughter overcome when she said she was not good in a computer game.  You remember I told her that it was not true but it was true that “She was not good right now but she could be”. In the...
03
MAY
2018

Leadership: Leading Organizational Comeback – 2 Historical Examples

In an organization’s journey, or even an individual’s journey, there comes a time when a comeback is critical.  True leaders develop & prepare their people to maximize the success.  Let me simply highlight two quick examples from business history LEARJET  In 1939, William...
03
MAY
2018

Faith Based Leadership: INTREPID

For  this article I offer a simple but key concept.  For a key part of world history over the last 200-300 years or so, the British were know for mastery of the seas.  They were known for their Navy which for an island nation would be normal.  For the purpose of this insight,...
03
MAY
2018

Rising Stars: Learn to Question Well to Develop Them.

As we think about teaching or raising our Rising Stars, it is critical that we learn to not just tell them what to do but we learn to ask them questions.  Psychologist Dr. Kevin Leman recently gave a great illustration of this. He pointed out that let’s say that your son or...