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Overcoming Personal and Organizational Forgetfulness

Behavior, Productivity, Perseverance, Personal, Change, Coaching, Conflicts, Personal Effectiveness, Leadership Development, Organizational Effectiveness, Systems

I can sometimes be so forgetful that I wonder to myself if something is wrong with me. The next room, the next sentence, the next mouse click all can be no match for my absent-mindedness. I’ve learned though that I’m in good company. Being forgetful can happen to all of us at any age and […]

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 […]

Every Successful Leader Has This One Kind of Friend

leadership development, mindset, truth, professional development, mentor, relationships

My buddy sat across the table from me listening patiently, his head cocked to one side while making a few scribbles on his yellow pad as I talked. A project I was working on had stalled, and I was in no small state of consternation about why it refused to find it’s higher gear. Our coffee time […]

My Greatest Leadership Training: a MomBA

leadership mentors, life coach, making a difference, leadership development, how to prioritize, time management

I have many great memories of my mom. She was an educator and administrator by profession, and clearly a teacher and mentor at heart. She cared immensely about helping people learn how to learn, and connected with them in ways that made learning transformational as opposed to merely academic. Many of the basic lessons of […]

3 Stress-Busting Mindsets of Effective Leaders.

business coaching, leadership, Leadership development, mindset, behavior, conflicts, focus, personal, life

As an engineering student during the heyday of the US Space Shuttle program, I learned some valuable leadership lessons as we studied the program. For example, the shuttle was designed with two key stress events in mind – maximum aerodynamic stress during ascent, and maximum thermodynamic stress during re-entry. If something would go bad wrong, […]

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 tone deaf because she never stayed […]