The Key Word in Discipline

Discipline is crucial to accomplish anything worthwhile. To understand discipline you must know the key word in discipline—Self. There is no one that is going to force you to get up and make a difference accept you. You see, it[…]

6 Benefits of Trouble

Today I want to talk to you about something we forget.  Trouble.  No, I’m not talking about forgetting trouble.  The is very hard to do.  We forget that we are going to have trouble.  Many times, I see leaders become[…]

The Best of Days—The Worst of Days — 3 Leadership Ques from Luther

I woke up this morning reminded of the opening line of “A Tale of Two Cities” by Charles Dickens. “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times…it was the season of light, it was the season[…]

Safe Space — 2 Leadership Qualities for Creating the “Safe Space”

We’ve been hearing a lot about safe places, zones, spaces. Our universities seem to be consumed with making sure students feel safe with their feelings and opinions. The debate continues to rage concerning what true safe space should be. The[…]

Clean As You Go

Over the past few weeks Vicki and I have been doing some remodeling at our house. Some of the remodel has been pretty aggressive. In other words we made a huge mess. At one point in the process I spent[…]

Don’t Vacate—Allocate!!! 3 Steps To make the Summer Count.

I read an article the other day about how to make your summer a time of growth. It was a church leadership article. I was interested because I always want to see the church grow and especially in the summer.[…]

It’s Not Too Late-3 ways to finish 2016 Strong and Start 2017 Confident

Still time to Finish 2016 Strong And Start 2017 Confident Run through the Tape After the first of the year starts and the holidays end, there is tendency to think it’s too late to finish last year and start the[…]

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[…]

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[…]