forwarding your development

be-yond ||preposition, adverb further-reaching than; happening or continuing after; having progressed or achieved more than; outside the physical limits or range. I spent long summers in the family car, making treks across the USA, traveling from California to Florida, and back. Can't go much farther than that in the continental US.  Four long days in … Continue reading forwarding your development

confessions of a yes-aholic

You may ( I hope) have noticed that I had take a break from new, blog posts! My rhythm for posting had gotten pretty consistent; three posts a week. And it was exciting as more and more readers were joining in on the discussions. I am back writing again. So WHY did I stop? Especially … Continue reading confessions of a yes-aholic


Focusing on leadership alone is short-sighted. Invest a few moments to watch (experience) this video, and then let me explain the more. Mike's journey with God is one that has been cultivated, nurtured and developed. He has sought the genuine, watched his faith is deepened, anchored himself in the "person" of Christ, as opposed to … Continue reading more.

five Ways to avoid drift

Drift occurs when we have too much to do, and paralysis sets in. There comes a time when you realize that, as your day comes to an end, more things remain undone than done. You only hope that you left undone the right things. This daily challenge takes its toll, leave behind a "numbing" effect. … Continue reading five Ways to avoid drift

the danger zone?

Could you be in the DANGER ZONE and not even know it? The DANGER ZONE is that period of time when a leader faces his or her greatest threat to finishing well. It's the place where we lose most of the leaders. Signs of the Danger Zone might surprise you. You may be in danger … Continue reading the danger zone?

style. [ the podcast #1]

I recently helped a leader sort through his frustrations. As I went to the whiteboard and diagrammed FOUR basic styles of leaders, I could literally feel a sense of relief come sweeping into the room! Finally, someone was giving this leader permission to be himself! Like many, this leader had been jammed into the mold … Continue reading style. [ the podcast #1]

Are You Saying YES too much?

SOMETIMES THE MOST IMPORTANT WORD IN LEADERSHIP IS NO. Many of us who serve on the "people-side" of the work / ministry world often face the challenge (and the need) to say both YES and NO to a variety of requests. The reasons we are drawn to this type of work (people-helper) is often two-fold:  … Continue reading Are You Saying YES too much?

Are YOU in Burnout? (Pt. 4)

HOW CAN YOU NOT BE A VICTIM OF BURNOUT? Ever thought about this...  better leaders than You or I have experienced BURNOUT.  They were/are more gifted, more focused, more knowledge-able, more experienced, and even more self-aware, yet they have experienced BURNOUT. Sobering thought. What's to say that you and I won't also go down that … Continue reading Are YOU in Burnout? (Pt. 4)

Are YOU in Burnout? (Pt. 3)

THE SWITCH FROM CALLING TO CONTRIBUTION There are many causes of BURNOUT. Anyone who feels overworked and undervalued is at risk for BURNOUT—from the hardworking office worker who hasn’t had a vacation or a raise in years, to the ambitious entrepreneur hungering for a breakthrough, to the over-caring minister who steps beyond his boundaries, to … Continue reading Are YOU in Burnout? (Pt. 3)


SO WHAT CAN YOU DO TO DETERMINE THE WAY FORWARD? The WAY FORWARD is sometimes not about the right answers, but in determining and asking yourself the right questions. Ask the right questions, and you can discover the right answers. The better the questions, the greater the potential to uncover the answers that have the … Continue reading The Way FORWARD