I have been invited to blog at the World Leaders Conference next month and I am pumped for the opportunity.
This is unlike any other conference I have been a part of in the past. This conference attracts church leaders and business leaders — alike. And, it’s all about […] Continue Reading…
You’re going to hurt people and people are going to hurt you. As John Ortberg says living with people is like “dancing with porcupines.” So what will you do when you get hurt?
MY STUCK STORY
As soon as I read the email from my pastor, my heart skipped a beat: […] Continue Reading…
Most leaders want to lead an innovative organization. We don’t necessarily have to be the first to do something new, but we don’t want to be years behind either. As conservative as we might be — as long as we remain true to our core values — we still […] Continue Reading…
People talk. People gossip. People love to share what they hear.
That’s true about what they hear from a pastor too.
If the pastor talks about his personal life, shares a concern — heaven forbid shares a sin or weakness — people talk.
I’ve personally been burned several times by trusting the […] Continue Reading…
True friendship is rare.
I have had many friends in my life, but finding one that stands the tests of time — that’s hard.
“Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” (John 15:13)
“For if they fall, one will lift up his fellow. […] Continue Reading…
Life on Mission – "Image of God" from ron edmondson on Vimeo.
I started working almost full-time at the age of 12. I would ride my bike to the grocery store every afternoon after school. It was a necessity in our home if I wanted the cool clothes and eventually the cool car. (I wish I still had that first car, […] Continue Reading…
I hate disappointing people.
And, every time I say the word “No”, someone isn’t happy with my answer.
“Can you do a wedding — this weekend?”
“Can you speak at my event?”
“Will you write a guest post for my blog?”
“Can I have an hour of your time — today?”
“Will you mentor […] Continue Reading…
One of the hardest losses for a leader is when they lose favor with the people they are trying to lead. It’s very hard to regain trust once it’s lost.
Sadly, the longer I serve as a leader, the easier it seems to be to lose a follower’s trust. People […] Continue Reading…
Where life involves people — whether among family, friends or co-workers — there will be potential for conflict.
Any disagreement there?
Want to fight about it?
In fact, if relationships are normal, conflict is inevitable.
But, conflict doesn’t have to destroy relationships. It can actually be used to make relationships […] Continue Reading…