Why Do I Need You?

It’s a conundrum…we want a sense of well-being, but naturally (for most of us) resist accountability. I witnessed a perfect picture of this antipathy just this morning.

I was sitting in church taking Papa responsibilities for my 7 and 4 year old male grandchildren. Nathaniel, the 7 y.o., has a quieter personality, somewhat reflective and tends towards compliance. James, on the other hand, to misquote Bill Cosby, came out of his mother with running cleats on his feet, a cigar in his mouth and a crown on his head…at a mocking slant. Read more

Personality assessments have become standard fair in the Human Resources and Coaching world, the number of such assessments exploding more every year. Still, some in the Jewish and Christian traditions feel that those tools are too self-focused and therefore, somehow undermining the desired theocentric focus of their lives. Read more

Christmas Leadership Principles

What Do Jonathan Gruber, Osama Bin Laden, Steve Jobs and Jesus Have in Common?

Programs and projects can sometimes be better understood, especially in terms of principles and operations by better understanding the designer. Recent times have given us such widely diverse examples as Jonathan Gruber, Angie Hicks, Osama Bin Laden, Billy Graham and Steve Jobs. Read more

Christmas Leadership Principles

I determined this year to pay attention during the holidays. Here are 9 lessons I learned…or re-learned.

Surprises happen. As a gift was given and received, the gift itself is usually a surprise to the recipient and reactions are sometimes a surprise to the giver. Read more

Here’s Your Chance: Leading Because of Where You Are

It’s crazy to think someone could lead before anyone even knows the leader.

But it happens every day.

The bad news is that it doesn’t last very long. Maybe you’re there now. Read more