As we prepare for 2018 to roll in, I wanted to take a look at the concept of resolutions. There are folks that make them every year, swearing that “this is the year I’ll do blah blah blah”. Some keep the resolutions, while most fail to do so.
Others don’t waste their time. The thought being that they will break the resolution or that making a promise to do something worthwhile, like eating healthy and exercise, should be lifestyle changes totally detached from a “time of year”. They don’t want to make empty promises to themselves.
So what’s a leader to do?
Continue reading “New Year’s Resolutions or Reflections?”
If you can’t lead yourself, how can you expect others to follow you? There’s nothing worse than following a leader who has no idea where they are going.
Continue reading “Bad Leadership”
Jesus has haters. From before he was born, all the way to now, his haters are all around us. He reminds us that while living for him, we will experience this fate as well. Seems like a shame, but there is value in understanding that not everyone is going to like you. Read on for three specific things haters can do for you. Continue reading “3 ways ‘haters’ can help you.”
If a leader has no one to pass the baton to, they’re probably going to fail.
Continue reading “How important is a succession plan?”
When you judge someone, it says more about you than it does the other person. It also damages something that is almost irreparable.
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Talking to God through prayer and meditation has many benefits. As a leader, it’s paramount to our success that we remain vigilant in this effort. When we falter in our daily communication with Him, we lose focus. God gives us the proper way to pray in Matthew 6: 9-13. The Lord’s Prayer is the perfect outline. Here are three things about prayer that will lead to the proper utilization of this divine interaction.
Continue reading “Thoughts on proper prayer.”
Some people spend a lot of time coming up with the perfect Thanksgiving speech or post that expresses their “thankfulness” for this or that. I think as leaders we shouldn’t fall into that trap. Time to dump the Thanksgiving speech.
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In life, we often hear about “stars”. This word is often associated with people like Lebron James or Carson Wentz, rising above their circumstances and performing above and beyond what is normally expected. Or the term is reserved for people like Taylor Swift, Beyoncé and Chris Pratt, whose careers and lifestyles seem so far above ours, that all we can liken them to is “stars”. But what might a “star” look like in an everyday situation?
Continue reading “Turning “stars” into leaders.”
Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation. Today is our final installation, maintaining the momentum.
Continue reading “Haters vs. Leaders – Part 4 – Maintain the momentum”
Real simple today… Haters are gonna hate and leaders are gonna lead. Some people can’t stand to see you do well. They’ll support you all the way until you get to a certain point, then as soon as it’s clear that your vision surpasses their’s, they switch up on you. Going from supporter to heckler. This series offers what leaders can do to deal with this situation. Today we deal with part 3 – learn from the hater.
Continue reading “Haters vs. Leaders – Part 3 – Learn from haters.”