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Locked Out of Your Own Heart?

Locked Out of Your Own Heart?

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,...
3 Ways to Avoid Conflict Boil Over

3 Ways to Avoid Conflict Boil Over

In my work as a business owner and a coach I am privy to many conflicts of many kinds.  Sometimes I feel like I’m a conflict magnet.   In fact I’ve had colleagues joke with me that I’m a lightening rod for such.  I guess that’s what you get when you climb the...
What’s in Your Leadership Toolbox?.

What’s in Your Leadership Toolbox?.

I love tools. They have fascinated me ever since I was a little kid.  Usually the bigger and louder the more they captivate my attention.  I can remember one time getting lost from my parents on vacation when I went to watch bulldozers tear apart the earth to make way...

Beautifully Off-Key

I visited a church recently.  As the service began, I quickly became annoyed by the woman right behind me.  It was her singing – which sounded like an alien whale sipping on a vinegar slushy.  And it was right in my ear.  I really don’t know if she was...
10 Strategies for Rejuvenating Vacations

10 Strategies for Rejuvenating Vacations

One of my favorite movies is Vacation with Chevy Chase.  We have been the Griswold’s on more than one occasion with the unreasonable expectations, family qwerks and memorable experiences – some good and some not. Each year I make mental notes of what to do...
The Simple Truth About Systems

The Simple Truth About Systems

I recently had lunch with a friend who leads student ministries for a local humongo-church.  Leading a large ministry of this kind is no small task, with hundreds of students and therefore roughly 27,683,000 glands introducing themselves at any given moment.  That’s a...
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