Changing Our View of Fatherhood and Leadership

How fathers can impact our leadership ability

Next Sunday is Father’s Day, at least here in the USA (The tradition is celebrated on different dates around the world). As we turn our hearts and minds to fathers everywhere, let’s take a look at certain aspects of what it means to be a Father and the leadership influences of fatherhood. Who and what […]

Living With a Community Connection

What is your sense of community? Living in a community takes on many different definitions depending upon your view. The traditional meanings include family, neighborhood, church/religion, school, organization, ethnicity, city, county, state, and country. The news is full of serious events impacting communities of all kinds. My question today is how well connected are you to […]

Honoring Memorial Day

A Special Tribute and Call to Action

This post is dedicated to the service members everywhere who made the ultimate sacrifice in the fight to preserve freedom. In the U.S. we recognize Memorial Day on the last Monday of May. Memorial Day honors those who actually died in service to the country. Volunteering for the military carries with it the potential for the ultimate […]

SFT: A Simple Reminder for Leadership Performance

Dr. David L. Cook is a sports performance coach and business consultant who has made the phrase “SFT” famous. Leadership performance can be reduced to these three little ideas. You might know Dr. Cook’s name from a little book title “Seven Days in Utopia”. The book was made into a movie starring Robert Duvall and […]

A Brand New Leadership Tool: Grace

Are you a giver of grace?

A colleague reported to me attending a seminar and hearing a very experienced COO make a presentation about “grace management”; adding grace to your management and leadership repertoire. This topic seldom gets mentioned in any Top 10 list of attributes for managers. I love the idea of coaching and teaching about applying grace in the […]

Harness The Power of Your Mind’s Attention and Your Heart’s Affection

Two vital strengths for maximum outcome

Our spiritual leaders should guide us and inspire us. Recently, my pastor did just that by sharing a phrase that has captured my interest more than some of the other wise words from this man, Dr. John Lockhart. The phrase was: “Your mind’s attention and your heart’s affection” Dr. Lockhart attributes the context to Dr. Bruce […]