Solopreneurship: The Most Overlooked Career Paradigm For Seniors

Today I turn 55.  And it has been bugging me for the past week.  Fifty-five is when things begin to happen to people.  From the eyes to the toes, to parts in between, things seem to lose some of their youthfulness. It’s the age when the government considers you a senior citizen.  I don’t know […]

What Season is Your Business In?

How to flourish in each season that comes your way.

Most areas of the continental US enjoy parts of every season. One of the reasons we enjoy Knoxville so much is the robust sampling of each. Often by the end of one season, we begin to be ready for the next. For example right about now the thought of a weekend in the mid-90’s is […]

How to Boss-Up Without Being Bossy

A Vital Skill For Management Effectiveness

Elizabeth’s anger and frustration were apparent.  It was also justifiable.  A few employees had just been discovered taking small liberties with inventory.  They were using very poor judgement at best and stealing at worst. The team members worked hard and brought a lot to the business.  So the gravity of the moment pulled heavily on Elizabeth, and she […]

New Blog Series – “The Superpower Series”

Discovering and Embracing Your Superpowers in Work and Life

Superpowers, Breakthroughs, Career, Leadership Development

As some of you know, I recently conducted an experiment on Facebook whereby I asked my community what they felt was a unique ability or “superpower” that I possess. The idea came about through a book I’m reading this week by Pat Flynn called “Will It Fly.”  It’s a business book about validating potential business […]

The One Type of Win That Matters The Most

Mindset, Winning, Faithfulness, Work, Success, Failure

Without any words whatsoever he caught my attention. The emotion-packed pause in his post-match interview said enough to make me look up from my laptop.  I had not been watching the tournament.  The TV was on merely to catch the news that followed. But quite unexpectedly I was drawn into the emotion of one man’s […]

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 […]