From the category archives:

Self Awareness

Where’s Your Sense of Urgency?

November 20, 2014
Thumbnail image for Where’s Your Sense of Urgency?

You’re furiously working on multiple projects, doing your best to keep from dropping the ball on any one of the numerous items you’re juggling. Yet, your boss is in his office down the hall quietly wondering why you’re dragging your feet on a couple of his priority projects. Doesn’t he know you’re working as fast […]

Read the full article →

Smart or Wise Leadership: Why It Matters

November 16, 2014
Thumbnail image for Smart or Wise Leadership: Why It Matters

This past week I was visiting with a comrade regarding smart people who aspire to be leaders. This led us to discussing the difference between having wisdom and having knowledge. Most leaders love to have smart, knowledgeable people on their team. After all, that’s less pressure on the leader to have all the answers, right? […]

Read the full article →

Where’s Your Sign?

November 2, 2014
Thumbnail image for Where’s Your Sign?

We have signs all around us. Many signs tell us what to do, where to go, or what to be aware of. Most signs are designed to help us. While running the other day I started to make note of all the man-made signs along the trail. I wanted to challenge myself by making a leadership […]

Read the full article →

The Struggle with Pride

October 23, 2014
Thumbnail image for The Struggle with Pride

If there is one temptation nearly all of us struggle with from time to time, it is pride. Pride is one of the greatest afflictions of leaders. It is seductive, making us think more highly of ourselves than we should. Yet, shouldn’t we be proud of our accomplishments? As the old saying goes, if you […]

Read the full article →

Finding Contentment

October 6, 2014
Thumbnail image for Finding Contentment

How do we secure contentment? Is being content a goal? Is it a destination, or is it our journey? Don’t we all want to be content? Is contentment a reaction to good things happening in our lives, and if so, can we be discontent when bad things happen? As a woman of faith I know […]

Read the full article →

It’s What You Don’t Say That Can Matter Most

October 2, 2014
Thumbnail image for It’s What You Don’t Say That Can Matter Most

I recently had the opportunity to interview a potential new teammate. Several people within our organization knew this person, so he already came to us with positive recommendations. And I liked this person. We haven’t hired him yet, but he might eventually join our team despite the fact that his first couple of interviews didn’t […]

Read the full article →

Don’t Waste Your Adversity

September 29, 2014
Thumbnail image for Don’t Waste Your Adversity

Adversity… the space where God does amazing things in and through us. It’s motivating to me that the word “adversity” starts with “ad.” It makes me realize that when adversity hits us we become an ad, an advertisement, a commercial. What message are we sending when adversity hits us? Are we advertising something others will want […]

Read the full article →

Learning Moments

September 21, 2014
Thumbnail image for Learning Moments

This week I had so many valuable moments of learning that I thought I’d just be simple and share them with you. How you interpret them is up to you and for you. I hope you are encouraged. Be aware of where you are looking. Hope is always in front. We’ll never find it behind […]

Read the full article →

Learn to Live and Lead in the Present

August 8, 2014
Thumbnail image for Learn to Live and Lead in the Present

Leaders must continually keep their eyes on the horizon and drive their business toward the future while still leading in the present. It’s a difficult balance, planning for tomorrow while still appreciating today. However, if we constantly live in the future, we miss what’s going on now, and the “now” is what we were dreaming about […]

Read the full article →

How to Avoid Crash Diet Leadership

July 14, 2014
Thumbnail image for How to Avoid Crash Diet Leadership

I came across a great quote in one of my Leadership Promises daily devotionals from last week: “Everyone is looking for a quick fix, but what they really need is fitness. People who look for fixes stop doing what’s right when pressure is relieved. People who pursue fitness do what they should no matter what […]

Read the full article →