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How Healthy Is Your Leadership Ability?

Is your leadership ability healthy? If you immediately say yes, then you might want to rethink your answer. It’s likely that there are some gaps in your leadership ability that you are unaware of. Here’s the big question: Would you … Read more

Maximize the Moment

At one time one of my team members acted out of character. At first, I didn’t say anything to her. I just let it go and didn’t press the issue, although I found it concerning. But the next time she … 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

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

Not Seeing Clearly Causes Dangerous Consequences

The drive home from celebrating Christmas 23 ago was forever etched into my mind. My wife and I had gone to celebrate the holiday with her side of the family in the Shenandoah Valley. We had a great time of … 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

Why Embracing Criticism Will Make You Better

No one likes to be criticized. It’s not fun to be told what you did wrong. But criticism is exactly what we need to hear to get better. If you were taking a college writing course and got glowing remarks … Read more

Three Soft Skills to Master as a Leader

Many have debated the importance of hard skills and soft skills. When I went to school, everyone seemed to believe that hard skills were most important. Students had to focus on mastering the specific skills required for their particular profession. … Read more

Change Your Self-Talk to Change Your Life

What you expect will come your way. It is a biblical principle: you will become whatever you believe in your heart (Proverbs 23:7). You won’t be able to change your life until you change your self-talk. Fear and faith are … Read more

Five Ways to Develop Better Relationships

Many people want to have better relationships in their life, but they are unwilling to do what needs to be done to develop them. Good relationships don’t just happen. They have to be carefully cultivated. If you will have better … Read more