5 Ways to Make your Marriage Matter During the Holidays

Before Vicki and I were married we started a tradition that we have kept for the past 35 years–a Christmas date.  It was usually Christmas light looking and going to a very fancy restaurant and order dessert and coffee (we were[…]

The Trust Factor – The Glue of leadership

My wife and I have been binge watching a new show called, “The Crown”.  A series about Queen Elizabeth and her becoming queen of England and learning how to adjust to royal leadership.  I have always been intrigued about how[…]

Gratitude is not seasonal

  Gratitude is not seasonal, Gratitude is foundational. I love this time of year.  It is a good time to recalibrate, refocus, and renew our mind, body and spirit around the incredible blessings of life, friendship, faith, and family.  This[…]

Where the attention goes the power flows-3 Simple Practices of focused Leaders

In an environment of notifications, instant messaging, and multi-tasking, the ability to pay attention and concentrate for any length of time can be greatly diminished.  The ability to multitask is not all it’s cracked up to be.  In fact it[…]

2 Ingredients for Relevant Leaders

We are watching a world that is breaking apart before our eyes.  This past summer has been one of the most violent.  Governments are toppling, radicalism seems to be the way, and everyone wants their way and to protect their[…]

The Terrain Determines your Focus

When I run in enjoy running on different terrains.  In my neighborhood there are streets, sidewalks, running track, bike trails, gravel paths, and trails in the woods.  Each terrain causes me to run differently. The terrain determines my focus.  If[…]

3 Reasons to be a Learning Leader

Good leaders know things.  Great leaders learn things.  They never stop learning.  This is a simple reminder for us to live life within certain boundaries.  I have determined in my life to Never Never Never stop learning.  Great leaders consistently attend[…]

Why Leaders Should Go To Church

Ok, most everyone who knows me knows I am a pastor and expect me to say this.  But before I was a pastor or “had” to go to church, I went.  I am a public fan of church.  I know[…]

3 Pitfalls of Authenticity

I have noticed a trend in leadership circles.  It’s the trend of Authentic Leadership.  The idea that leaders and their teams are connecting with who they really are.  No more: politics fake smiles tolerance for the sake of feelings saying[…]

Success Secret-Stop trying to be a person of success

Try not to be a man of success but a man of value -Albert Einstein When success is your goal, target, or end game, everything you do becomes a tool or technique to that end. And people can tell. Instead[…]