Right Lane.

Sometimes leadership is as simple as picking a direction and moving! The other morning I was on my way to work and I came to an intersection where one lane goes straight with the option to turn right and the other lane forces you to turn right. As I approached I notice the right turn…

DDD

I was reminded recently of a simple three-step process that I’ve used countless times in my life to get clarity and vision and lead. I’ve applied this in our family (no we don’t have family meetings that involve flip charts). I’ve applied it in the local church, non-profit and marketplace business. It works because it…

Arrogance, Ignorance or Conviction

What do you lead out of? Do you lead out of arrogance? You know where to go, why you’re going there and how to make it all work? You’re right. You’re dreams become real, at least in your own mind. When they don’t there is always someone else to blame. Do you lead out of…

my job.

The last month or so I’ve spent a lot of my time meeting with other pastors and those who desire to be in full-time ministry. Our church is looking to add four pastors to our staff in various roles (more info here if you’re interested). While I’ve mostly been the one asking questions, I have…

vision.

This morning I read the most powerful devotional from Oswald Chambers classic My Utmost for His Highest. You can read it in its entirety here. I often find Chambers simple melodic writing to be an encouragement for my day. Some deem these and other daily devotionals as shallow or “bite-size” portions…well I don’t know a…

breathe.

Every time I fly, the flight attendants take some time to review the safety features. At this point in my storied travel experiences, it is pretty much background noise. But as we’ve been preparing for our trip, this moment popped into my head and I realized that one part has always bothered me. It’s this…

Size Medium.

Recently I attended an event where the registration came with a free T-shirt. They ran out of my requested size, Large, and offered me a Medium instead. Only one problem…I wear a Large! Then I realized, “Nobody wants to be a Medium!” If you’re a guy you only wear a Medium when you’re going through…