Four Books You Should Read With Me


This post may contain affiliate links. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. During my sabbatical/limited retirement time, I have been able to spend a great deal of time reading. I usually have 3-5 books going at a time based on my current interests, challenges or needs for escape. Ironically, all the books I am currently … Continue reading Four Books You Should Read With Me

Advertisements

How To Accelerate Your Organization in 2015


In recent months, in addition to my role with The Sparrow's Nest,  I've become certified as an Associate Presenter for Predictable Success​, an organizational growth and leadership development consultancy. In that role I conduct keynotes and workshops to assist senior leaders determine how to balance structures, process and people to keep their organization in the prime growth … Continue reading How To Accelerate Your Organization in 2015

Trying On My Invisibility Cloak


My buddy Casey posted this great blog about friendship this week http://www.caseygraham.com/how-to-have-amazing-friendships/. He wants his tombstone to read "Generous Friend." And it should. I can speak to the fact he is genuinely one of my most giving and generous friends. Everything in his life will lead up to the tombstone and will carry him into glory. His … Continue reading Trying On My Invisibility Cloak

Leadership Lessons from Hole In The Wall Dives


Lessons in leadership can be learned just about anywhere if you’re looking to learn. My aunt and I watched two tv shows last night I had never seen. The first was “Restaurant Impossible” where Chef Robert Irvine helps turn around failing restaurants. The second was “Restaurant Stakeout” where Willie Degel uses hidden cameras to reveal … Continue reading Leadership Lessons from Hole In The Wall Dives

Why I Won’t Be Saying A Certain Phrase Anymore: Becoming The Leader I Already Am


My son told me he had to write a short paper on a great leader. He told me he wanted to write about me but he wasn't sure what kind of great leader I was. I could relate. Up until recently I'm not sure I could tell you who I was a leader either. I spent … Continue reading Why I Won’t Be Saying A Certain Phrase Anymore: Becoming The Leader I Already Am

Holding on to a little glory yourself?


I read something yesterday that said something to the affect that we have more power when we do things with God rather than for God. When we come alongside God and join in what He's already doing we don't have to come up with the resources, wisdom, energy, will, etc. His power and might are … Continue reading Holding on to a little glory yourself?

A Prayer for Weary Leaders


Lord,It frightens me to remind you of anything because I know you incapable of forgetting anything. I come before your throne not to accuse you of being lacking but to remind myself that you are who you say you are and you will do what you say you will do. You are faithful to your … Continue reading A Prayer for Weary Leaders

“I’m Not A Leader; I Just Play One On TV.”


"I love helping leaders like you." "You've been included on a post entitled 55 leaders who in 2012 will RT and Forward your material." "I'd love for you to come speak to our group about leadership." "You're the ED, it's your call." These are a few of the statements I've heard in the last few … Continue reading “I’m Not A Leader; I Just Play One On TV.”