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Three Life Lessons From a Rowboat

The year was 1993. I had been working for the same company for over a decade. I had changed job roles at least six times, doing (sometimes completely) different things, but now something was missing. I was no longer excited about coming to work. A group of us had fallen in the habit of eating […]

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Three Life Lessons on Balance from Riding a Bicycle

Do you remember how you learned to ride a bicycle? Were you one of the lucky ones that learned easily? Or is the memory so terrifying that you’ve blocked it out of your consciousness (like me)? Regardless, the process involves several stages of learning, some [...]

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The Value of a Godly Life Plan

Do you know anyone who is overwhelmed, stressed out, and has things falling off their plate? Could that even be you? We all get 24 hours – 1, 440 minutes – per day. The key is how you use those minutes. Are you using them to honor your core values, your core priorities, and to […]

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Why Lack of Delegation Isn't One of the Top 10 Mistakes Leaders Make

When I first became a leader, I thought it was all about me. I tried working harder and smarter, only to end up with a failed attempt at trying to multiply my own efforts. I didn't realize I needed to be multiplying my team's efforts. I would delegate a task, and then find out it hadn't been done […]

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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 you've even created something like that before. But it wasn't […]

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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 sent another e-mail: “It seems […]

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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 to be treated, then the platinum rule is […]

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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 like, “We have a more experienced and […]

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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 see the value of working within a team. Take […]

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Worship, Work and Play: A Model for Seeking Balance

In a world where people become busier as each day passes, balance seems elusive. But what if there was a simple way to gain a sense of balance? Christopher McCluskey, President and Founder of Professional Christian Coaching Institute, developed an effective model to help [...]

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The Five Behaviors of a Cohesive Team

Did you know that teamwork is the greatest competitive advantage that any group of people can have? Teamwork changes everything from the bottom line to the way people become fulfilled in their work. According to Lencioni, leading teams can be one of the most altruistic things you can do. I encourage you to watch the video, it's only […]

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