The Speed of Change is Relative

The speed of change is always relative…
I may feel like we are moving at a snail’s pace.

Others may feel we are moving at rocket speed.

The speed of change is relative to…

Our propensity or aversion to change…
The degree of comfort we’ve established in what we are doing now…
Who initiated the […] Continue Reading…

How Rumors Spread…

“I’m telling you stuff I wouldn’t tell anyone else. I would appreciate you not sharing it. I’m not one to spread rumors.”

That was from the guy behind Cheryl and me at a ball game recently. Loud talker guy.

I thought to myself, “That’s exactly how rumors start.” 

In fact, I probably […] Continue Reading…

7 High Costs of Good Leadership

Leadership is expensive. Costly. Cheap leadership is never good leadership.
Here are 7 high costs of good leadership:
Personal agenda – Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good of others, the team or the organization.

Control – What you control you limit. Good leaders give freedom and flexibility to […] Continue Reading…

How long do I spend editing a blog post?

On my recent post “How a blog post becomes reality…” I shared ways I’m able to blog almost daily and keep bringing new topics to the blog.

One of the comments asked a great question in blogging today.

Could you give insight into how long you spend editing a post on […] Continue Reading…

3 Seemingly Non-Productive Activities that are Always Productive

Here’s a secret about my life you may not know.

Some of the most productive activities in my life can seem non-productive.
When I consider the fullness of my calendar…as a busy pastor and leader, every moment counts. I live by a schedule and a mound of checklists.

But, I’ve learned there […] Continue Reading…

12 Random Tweetable Leadership Principles

Here are 12 random leadership axioms in less than 140 characters each.

Some have been previous tweets.

Some people will only support you after it’s proven to be a success. They are the same people who will say I told you so if it doesn’t work.
Sometimes the strongest thing to […] Continue Reading…

Hiding in Arrogance…A sobering word to captains of sinking ships

I’ve seen it many times.

The leader at the helm of a sinking ship.

It’s almost historically comical it it wasn’t such a serious issue. 

Everyone around the leader may know there is a problem, seemingly except the leader. And, yet, many times the leader knows…they know all too well…but arrogance…or […] Continue Reading…