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Integrity Is Key to Strategic Planning Implementation

Strategic planning is hard work. It takes a lot of effort to produce a good strategic plan, so it is important to implement the plan that you produce. In fact, implementation is the most important part of strategic planning. To … Read more

Four Signs of a Toxic Culture

Your culture defines how things are done at your organization. But it’s possible your culture defines how things are not done at your organization. Instead of moving your organization forward, it’s possible your culture is holding you back. If that’s … Read more

Why Even CEOs Need Leadership Coaching

CEOs need leadership coaching. It may not seem like it because they are already in the top job. But the fact is that CEOs need leadership coaching probably more than anyone else in the organization. Now, it’s true that you … Read more

New Situations Require New Paradigms

When I was in sixth grade, I was pretty good at guessing. I couldn’t see the blackboard that well from where I sat, so I learned how to recognize the patterns of the letters and numbers. But when I was … Read more

Take Ownership of Your Role at Work

Several years ago, I oversaw some annual events for the organization I worked for. Sometimes several dozen people would attend, sometimes a smaller number. But regardless of the number of attendees, there were innumerable details that had to be coordinated. … Read more

How Well Do You Represent Your Employer?

Many years ago I worked for a guy I’ll call Greg. Working with Greg was awkward. He badmouthed his boss in the office, but in public he spoke favorably about him. To outsiders, he seemed like a good team player, … Read more

Three Ways You Grow through Being Uncomfortable

I have two sons who are weightlifters. They like to work out together, and they lift a whole lot more than I remember lifting when I was their age. They enjoy pushing themselves to the point that it hurts. That’s … Read more

How Often Do You Get Brainwashed?

When I was a young man, I had a very selfish and self-centered paradigm. I believed the world revolved around me. Eventually, that paradigm broke down for me. It left me feeling empty and lonely, and I realized there had … Read more

How to Handle Being a Spiritual Target as a Leader

Because you are a leader, you are a spiritual target. You have people depending on you to do the right thing. And the enemy of your soul wants to take you down. Pastors are leaders with big targets on their … Read more

How You Can Clean Up Your Mess and Start Over

Sometimes things don’t go quite as you planned. Or they completely flop. And you have to clean up your mess. And figure out how to start over. It’s never easy to deal with disappointment—or even outright failure. It’s tempting to … Read more