Conversations have never come easy for me in the fact I don’t have a lot of filters. I decided when I was younger it was better to keep what I was really thinking to myself but then cloak what I did say in thinly veiled passive-aggressive sarcasm and humor. That unconscious tactic often put me … Continue reading LUV Doctor
Jeremy Nulik and I were recently asked to facilitate a workshop on Emotional Intelligence and Leadership to the current class of Vision Leadership St. Charles County. Nulik and I make a precocious pairing. I am charmingly pragmatic. Nulik is the sublime futurist. After many many conversations, phone calls, brainstorming, a viewing of the Mr. Rogers documentary, an actual … Continue reading The Top Three Things I have Learned About Curiosity.
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
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
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
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
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
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?
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 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.”