Creating a Godly Life Plan

Creating a Godly Life Plan

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to have a plan for your whole life? Does that seem impossible? Well, I’ve got good news. It’s very doable. If you’re like me, you’ve heard about creating a 3-year plan or a 5-year plan. Perhaps...
Five Components of Emotional Intelligence

Five Components of Emotional Intelligence

In trying to arrange a board meeting, I sent an e-mail to ask, “When can we meet?” No one responded with dates, so I e-mailed again and made some suggestions. All of the respondents said, “I can’t meet any of those days.” But no one gave alternative suggestions. So I...
Everything DiSC Builds Effective Teams

Everything DiSC Builds Effective Teams

When I began to implement personality assessments to better interact with my teams, I became a better leader. I immediately become more sensitive to other people and stopped treating them as I wanted to be treated. If the golden rule is to treat people like you want...
Take Your Team From Dysfunction to Functioning

Take Your Team From Dysfunction to Functioning

In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team, author Patrick Lencioni shares a fable that goes something like this: The new CEO of a fictitious company comes in and saves the day when the current CEO cannot take the company where it needs to go. The new CEO states something...
How To Work Smarter—Not Harder

How To Work Smarter—Not Harder

I didn’t have what some would call a typical childhood. I didn’t participate in organized sports. I don’t remember being a part of any team, actually. I bought into the myth of the rugged individual—that a loner could accomplish anything by will and effort. I didn’t...