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
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
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
Finding a hidden gem is fun. My wife likes to find good deals on clothes and antique furniture. Then she likes for me to paint the furniture. HA! Me? I like to find the best restaurant in every little town I visit. A few weeks ago a colleague and I sat down for lunch, in … Continue reading Lunch with a politician
On September 17, 2016 I witnessed quite possibly the best soloist performance of my life. Jasmin Richardson, a graduate from Abilene Christian University, left college like many of their theatre graduates do, full of energy, hopes of success, and enough talent and training to land an agent that put her to work very quickly. Since … Continue reading Featured Leader #3 – Jasmin Richardson
A colleague of mine was once in a family construction business with her husband. One day she shared a story on how they did something so simple to improve the morale and production of their crew by simply listening and paying attention to their needs. If you've had construction done or been in the business … Continue reading Simple Solutions
We just returned from a short vacation to Ruidoso, NM where we traded 107-degree flat land heat for 80-degree mountains and lush pine. My parents have semi-retired in this beautiful little oasis where tourism accounts for over 90% of the economies revenues. During the winter it's snow covered and buzzing with families that enjoy skiing … Continue reading Featured Leader #2 – The Flying J Wranglers