There is just something about being thankful that removes walls and barriers in our life. The power of thankfulness can overcome depression and anxiety. And thankfulness provides us a way of understanding that while everything may not work out the way we planned, the way things have worked out can be pretty amazing. Thankfulness doesn’t … More A Thankful Heart
Every day, and every moment is a gift. Yet, for so many of us, we look back and realize we’ve lost something. We didn’t lose time, per se, but we lost opportunities, moments, and chances to connect, to enjoy, to appreciate, or to spend time with the people we love. Those who have lost a … More The Day of Opportunities
I don’t know about you but I have difficulty with perfect people. Maybe it’s because I’m not perfect. Maybe it’s because I’m so far from perfect it’s ridiculous. Maybe it’s because I’ve failed miserably, in view for all to see on multiple occasions. I’ve known great success and but also incredible failure. My difficulty with … More Please Fail a little
I don’t know about you, but I tend to try too hard. I get something in my mind that I think should happen and I begin to push and push. I exert all my emotional energy on a goal and try to arrange everything to meet that goal. And I become quickly dissatisfied if progress … More Trying too hard
I speak to hundreds of managers every year who all know that empowerment is a necessary component of delegation and moving team members upward into higher positions of authority. Yet, when we talk about leadership and management I have them fill out a short list of characteristics of dysfunctional leadership styles. The number one characteristic … More Without trust….
It sounds strange: leadership and grace together. Like oil and water, a duck out of water, or a square peg in a round hole these are incompatible partners trying too hard to make sense of things. It sounds like double-talk. It sounds like something that not only shouldn’t be put together,but simply doesn’t fit together. … More Leadership and Grace Together