He sat there, seemingly captivated by what the person was saying. Periodically, he would nod his head up and down, like he was approving something the person was saying. The person talking was relaxed, totally engrossed in what she was saying. Every once in awhile she would stop talking, catching a breath or organizing her … More The Listener
What would it be like if our leaders were motivated by love? What would it be like if their main focus and concern was the well-being of the people within their organization and the constituency of that organization? Frothy? Pie in the sky? Unrealistic? If as a leader you are motivated by and lead with … More Loving People Creates Business Breakthroughs
Sometimes the best leadership you can provide is friendship. Spending time together as friends, being with each other, listening to each other, playing together and praying together. Friendship is a kind of leadership. I’m not talking about being “best friends” or “BFF’s.” Not every friend can be a best friend. The friendship aspect of leadership … More The Leadership of Friendship
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
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
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