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Stick With It

About twenty years ago, I tried to get a nonprofit off the ground. I launched a new initiative in my community to kick start it. I spent a lot of time on the phone recruiting sponsors for the event. And … Read more

Five Ways to Use Vision in Creating Culture

Vision is a key ingredient for creating culture at any organization. Having vision is about seeing things that others don’t see and being able to paint the picture in a way that they can see. It is imperative for a … Read more

How to Create Good Conflict in the Workplace

Most people hate conflict. Especially at work. They don’t want to be seen as someone who rocks the boat or causes problems. They don’t think there’s such a thing as good conflict. But conflict can be a very good thing … Read more

Six Keys to a Thoughtful Strategic Plan

Whatever business you are in, I believe it is mandatory for every company to have a thoughtful strategic plan. When your day-to-day work becomes overwhelming, you need to have a plan that will keep you focused on where you want … Read more

5 Key Situations to Express Appreciation

People appreciate appreciation. In fact, they crave it. People want to be acknowledged for who they are and what they do. And you as a leader will do well to express appreciation to those around you. People need appreciation in … Read more

How to Intentionally Form New Habits

Are there things you do that you wish you didn’t do?  Are there things that you don’t do that you wish you did?  Then you can change that about yourself.  You can turn over a new leaf.  But first you … Read more

How to Prepare Your Mind to Receive God’s Vision for Your Life

When you plant a garden, you have to prepare the soil so the seeds can grow. Similarly, you have to prepare your mind to receive God’s vision for your life. Nothing can grow in poor soil.  Similarly, we will not … Read more

How to Overcome Distractions and Reclaim Your Productivity

We need to learn how to overcome distractions in order to be as productive as we want to be.  These little time wasters creep into our daily and weekly schedules and steal our productivity. When you start your work day or … Read more

Are You the CEO of Your Life?

Even if you know how to be the CEO of your business, do you know how to be the CEO of your life? We need to remember how to structure our personal priorities in order to live fulfilling lives.

Three Essential Steps to a Life Well Lived

How do you have a life well lived?  Well, what do you want people to say at your funeral? More importantly, what do you want God to say to you when you meet Him face to face? As James 4:14 … Read more