I’m a big advocate of grace. Maybe it’s because I need it so much in my own life. Maybe it’s because I’ve seen the frailties and weaknesses in all of us: inconsistent, awkward, insecure, overwhelmed, hesitant, failing, hurt, unsure of ourselves, broken, and, well, human. But more than anything I think it’s because I’ve seen … More Grace-Full Living
You’ve made your plans for next year. You’ve set goals. You calculated the numbers and have budgets in place. You’re gearing up filled with excitement about what next year can bring to you and your organization. But hold on. You may have missed something. In all of your planning and working with the numbers, did … More Behavior Planning
The single greatest thing you can do as a Servant Leader is unwrap the potential that is within each person who reports to you. It is the season to give, and the gift you can give each person is the gift of themselves. Give them to them. That’s an enduring present. That’s a present that … More Unwrap Potential
When it comes to servant leadership nothing is more significant than the ability to see something small you can do for someone at any given moment. The S-Factor as I call it, is the key to followership, because when you lead from that position, people will willingly follow you. So, here is a list of … More It’s about the little things
So many people like to deliver messages couched in Sarcasm. It’s a very common thing. Most sarcasm is delivered with humor, a joke or off-handed remark. The thinking is that the message will be received better that way. The deception is that although people may be laughing on the outside, there may be damage done … More Sarcasm, the Darts of Destruction
Sometimes we as leaders (and parents) get tired of questions. We just want people, whether our children or employees to do what we said. We don’t want them to ask why. We just want them to get on with it and move ahead. We tell them to do things because we know what we’re doing. … More Because I said so….
To be a true learner, you start from a posture of humility. You start knowing you don’t know everything. You start knowing there is much you still must learn. You start knowing you need something you don’t have. You start knowing you have a lot of room to grow, and a lot to know. The … More The Humility of Learning
Everyone knows that one of the keys to being a good manager is the ability to delegate. Everyone knows that they can’t do everything. They must be able to hand off some of their duties—along with the authority that goes with it. So, why is it so difficult to delegate? Here are the typical reasons: … More The Key to Delegation