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The Means Are The Ends

Competition brings out the best and worst in us. How we compete is just as important as the outcome—in fact, likely more so. The ends do not justify the means. Nicholas Pearce in his book The Purpose Path says “The … Read more

Consider Your Personality Trajectory

How’s your personality trajectory? Do you like the person you are becoming? Do you feel you are becoming more like the person you want to be? If not, it may have something to do with the people you hang around. … Read more

Learn to Love Your Identity

God wants you to be someone who is comfortable with your own identity. You should be who you are. And more importantly, you should not be who you are not. While it may seem obvious on the surface, that is … Read more

5 Things You Need to “Get” to Communicate Better

Communication is the single biggest problem area in any organization. Many times people do not think through their communications with others. As a result, communication breakdowns are common. But they can be overcome. It requires that you be intentional in … Read more

Cold, Hard Facts and Blue-Sky Optimism Help You Win

Have you ever been in a meeting with these kinds of people? On one side of the table you have the guy who exudes optimism. He gushes about how the team can achieve what you have never been able to … Read more

Who Gets the Credit on Your Team?

Harry Truman said, “It is amazing what you can accomplish if you do not care who gets the credit.” If it’s all about you, then you won’t get much done. But if you are willing to share the credit with … Read more

Are You OK With Uncomfortable Conversations?

Which conversations do you dread? Are they with an employee or colleague who doesn’t seem to do what they should? Are they the ones with your teenager about what they do or don’t do? Are they with your spouse over … Read more

20 Questions to Help You Discern Your Calling

God has placed a calling on your life.  He has created you to do something.  But it’s difficult to figure out exactly what that is.  Or is it? God has given you ways that you can find out what He … Read more

Why You Should Remove Fear from Your Workplace Culture

It’s important for each of us to eradicate fear from our personal lives.  But it’s also important to remove fear from our workplace culture. Fear is not a healthy motivator.  But love is.  Fear and love cannot coexist, because there … Read more

How to Make Your Church Better

If you are disappointed with the people in your church, you can make your church better. But you may say, “You have never been to my church.  What do you do when you are surrounded by apathetic people? Or difficult people? … Read more