There are 4 pillars of leadership that if you are seeking to be a better leader should mesh with everything you do. The beauty of being a leader doesn't mean you have to be in management or own a business. Leadership is "influencing the people around us," says Dr. Gary McCaleb of ACU. When we … Continue reading Influence people with these 4 words
One step at a time. We pray for peace in our home almost daily. But life isn't always peaceful. My wife and I both work full-time jobs, and with two young children full time and occasionally four young children in the house it can get chaotic and the opposite of peaceful. But, I heard from an inspirational speaker Dr. Kevin Elko that the only way to have peace is to learn from tough situations and respond in a peaceful way. He says if you aren't challenged and faced with obstacles from time to time how are you suppose to have peace?
Zig Ziglar said, "You can have everything in life you want if you will just help other people get what they want." Good leaders like Zig Ziglar value relationships and he definitely spent his time and energy helping other people get what they want. This is what I want this year: happiness good health time to … Continue reading What do you want?
Featured Leader #5 - Serge Gasore I’m dedicating this post to a leader who is quite remarkable. Last December I was introduced to Serge Gasore, the founder of Rwanda Children. Serge’s story is profound and unique. When he was 7 years old, Serge witnessed and served a most horrific event in Rwanda when he escaped … Continue reading Featured Leader #5 – Serge Gasore
Giving is a key ingredient to influencing people, growing your network, and collaborating with your team. When you give your time you are investing in someone's future. When you give your energy, you motivate your team. When you give your ideas you share in the process whether your idea was used or not.
I actually enjoyed school because of the routine. This is a bit ironic because the one reoccurring nightmare I have is about college when I missed every history class for an entire semester! As I've gotten older my routines have changed but I still have them. My "wake up in the morning and bedtime … Continue reading 3 Tips to Influence Change
Do you remember when you were a kid and about to race someone? You hear the words "On your mark, get set, GO!" On your mark. On your mark means you find your place. You step up to the line and take a stance or get in position. You look in front of you to … Continue reading Attitude is Everything, 6 Ideas to Jumpstart 2017
Earlier this year I featured The Flying J Wranglers and how for 35 years they have share their love of music from their home in Ruidoso, New Mexico. If you've made the drive to Ruidoso from Abilene you know as I do that it can be long, but worth it to see Gods beautiful … Continue reading The Flying J Wranglers Christmas Tour
In my visits with different leaders there are several traits they all have in common and I've mentioned several in my writings. Leaders listen Leaders serve Leaders give Learning is another one. I think it is easy to fall into the trap of complacency when it comes to feeding our minds with new ideas. I … Continue reading Never stop learning
E6 - Matt Paul, Sales Leader with State Farm, helps 28 different agents reach their goals You may not know Matt Paul now, but after you listen to his thoughts on leadership you will want to. Matt Paul has been with State Farm for 8 years and now holds the position of Sales Leader. He … Continue reading Featured Leader #4 – A talk with Matt Paul