Locked Out of Your Own Heart?

Regaining Access to Your Interior World When Looking for Lasting Change

For the life of me I couldn’t unlock that lock. Several times I used the combination I myself had set.  After all it was my lock.  I put it there. The lock was on a storage unit containing inventory and fixtures for our business.  After numerous combination attempts, it became obvious that none of us […]

Grace to Work. Opportunity to Love.

"I worked harder than any of them, though it was not I, but the grace of God that is with me.” 1 Cor. 15:10

Mindset, Faith, Work

Monday mornings remind me of an important vocational reality – our very capacity to work is a God-given grace. Our focus, attention, drive and ambition, the wisdom and skill, motivation and opportunities – all of it coming at his creative, sustaining hand and for His sovereign purposes. If there was one thing that I see […]

Two Fail-Safe Ways to Find Treasure in Personality Assessments

Personality, Leadership Development, Work, Team Building, Career, Behavior, Character, Interior World

I’ve lost count of the number of fee and free personality, temperament, strength and skill assessments available today.  Some are based on well developed behavioral and management science. Some, I’m convinced, are based upon substance-accompanied late nighters against deadlines to create copy for pop culture magazines.  You know, the “why your lover acts like a spoiled tarantula” crowd. […]

Not a Lazy Man’s Book

More on the lifelong journey of spiritual formation

For close to 30 years I’ve had an early morning routine of reading, journaling, prayer and contemplation.  It is my go-to disposition, my place of mindful and spiritual repose. The Christian bible has been the centerpiece of that morning feast most of that time.  One would think by now I would have a certain level […]

When Sharks Menace or Threaten Your Business

The Launch of Create Business Breakthroughs

business building, business development, business breakthroughs, entrepreneurship, business owner, leadership development

This summer there have been quite a few shark problems along our coastal waters.  It makes for a captivating news report, until it comes alive in your world. Then it grabs your attention in a whole new way!  That happened to us a few weeks ago while in Seaside, FL.  

3 Leadership Practices to Eliminate Burnout

Leadership development, business development time management, personal development

Several years ago one of my then teenage sons had a high mileage first car. We kept the oil changed and did occasional maintenance to keep it running. After one such maintenance visit, we were advised the timing chain was approaching the end of its life and needed to be replaced sooner than later. “Sure” […]