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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...
01
MAR
2018

Leadership: The Error Chain & Root Causes.

When a leader leads their team in a changing environment, not everything will go perfectly all the time.  It is also possible in a rapidly changing environment, factors will change in ways that could not have been predicted and our team may not have deduced the critical success...
01
MAR
2018

Faith Based Leadership: Servant Leadership & Meeting Them Where They Are.

One of the key factors about leadership that we sometimes forget is represented by a story from the King that I serve.  There was a time when He had a conversation with Peter and in that conversation, He modeled a key point that leaders need to remember and challenged Peter to...
01
MAR
2018

Rising Stars: The “Momentum Ball” Example

As we consider raising our Rising Stars and preparing them for a successful life or if we are leading youth, there is an insidious but critical factor with which we need to be aware.   It is perfectly illustrated in a toy that is used to demonstrate physics.  Many are probably...
04
DEC
2017

Leadership: Situational Awareness & 2 Things to Avoid.

As a leader leads their team in a changing environment, there are two things a leader must avoid and lead their teams to avoid as well.  It is interesting that as I trained pilots & flight crews, I found these 2 things evident more than one might think and the same is true...
04
DEC
2017

Rising Stars: Awareness, Rising Star, a Piano & the Audience.

Dr. David Jeremiah recently told of an occasion that, while very simple, wonderfully illustrates a Divergent Approach to Rising Stars that would also lead to amazing results.  It also highlights the need to be aware of those Defining Moments in the life of our Rising Stars;...
04
DEC
2017

Faith Based Leadership: Covenant or Contract Mindset in Your Team.

In a recent talk Jimmy Evans expressed a key insight that while he discussed it in the Overcoming Life, it is true of successful leadership in ANY environment, profit or non-profit, and of any organization Large or Small. While I was a young F-4 fighter jock based at the 4th...
23
NOV
2017

Leadership & “The Butterfly Effect”

The “Butterfly Effect”, originally rooted in “Chaos Theory” and named by Edward Lorenz, is also referred to as the “sensitive dependency on initial conditions”.  It has been shown to be real in a number of real world systems and even more evident in the rapidly changing...