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How to Improve Your Working Memory

How to Improve Your Working Memory

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...
Grace to Work.  Opportunity to Love.

Grace to Work. Opportunity to Love.

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...
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...

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...

How to Change a Lightbulb in 12 Easy Steps

He seemed to come out of nowhere.  But all of a sudden there he was right on my tail.  I waited a few seconds for him to go around me.  Instead, his lights went up, and  I felt like a helpless wildebeest in the grips of a big cat.  Judy and I had not scheduled a...
Leadership is More Than Skin Deep

Leadership is More Than Skin Deep

I am amazed at the billions of words and thousands of concepts that exist on leadership and life.  I’m an avid reader.  But there is no way I’m able to keep up with all the good ideas that I’d like to fasten securely in my brain to help me be a better leader in my...
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