Leaders: Sometimes There Aren’t Enough Rocks

Being a child of the 60’s I love the movie “Forrest Gump”. It was on cable recently, cycling through the home spun wisdom of the south and reflecting on the troubling times of the age. There are many classic scenes throughout the movie. There is one that touches me every time I see it. Forrest and […]

Leaders: Are You Disturbed?

Disturbed leadership

The meeting had been going on for a few minutes, when a junior executive rushed in, late. The boss looked up and glared. The junior said “excuse me, I didn’t mean to disturb.” The executive grinned and said, “No problem, I’ve been disturbed for quite some time.” There were uncomfortable chuckles. What can you make […]

“Reforming Our View of Fatherhood”
by Doug Thorpe

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Reforming Our View of Fatherhood
June 18, 2017

Father’s Day June 18, 2017 I had the honor of delivering the sermon at First Baptist Church Richmond, TX. Listen to a message about fatherhood and the ways our view of our fathers here in this world can impact our understanding of our Heavenly Father.

Are You Managing Your World or is Your World Managing You?

Simple ways to recalibrate

managing world

For everyone in leadership, you need to take a pause from time to time to make some key assessments. I like to call it recalibration. Let’s face it, the demands on your time and your life can get overwhelming. In today’s tumultuous market, we really never know from day to day what next may come.

Avoiding the Tendency to Overcompensate

Staying Centered

Managers and leaders frequently get caught over-compensating. You have an experience you don’t like. When the next situation arises that looks like the former, you choose to over-correct for past failures. It’s a common reality. Overcompensate– make up for shortcomings or a feeling of inferiority by exaggerating good qualities We see this phenomenon on a personal level. […]

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 […]

Making the Tough Calls

Dealing with problem employees

Leadership growth covers a lot of territory. There are so many dimensions to consider when growing and perfecting your leadership style and effectiveness. At some point you reach a conflict. What do you do about the loud rebel on your team? As much as I like to talk about servant leadership and the preferred ways it inspires […]

Stuck Right Now? Here’s How to Get 3 Levels Beyond

Are you feeling stuck. It’s like walking in quicksand. You can’t make any forward progress. We’ve all been there before. This feeling is a common event in most people’s lives. As the chapters of life unfold, there are moments when everything seems to just get stuck and you start to lose the vision of the […]

Are you really a “people person”?

When was the last time you heard someone say “I am a people person”? Candidates for various management jobs often describe themselves as a people person. What is that exactly? I have a friend who is an HR professional. He tells me the response they use is “Oh good. If you are a people person, […]