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Silence the Unhealthy Soundtracks in Your Head

Have you ever had trouble getting a song out of your head? It can easily happen after you’ve heard a few notes from your kids’ favorite Disney movie soundtrack. The same goes for the commercial with the catchy jingle or that overplayed song on the radio. Before you know it, you are humming along and…  Continue Reading »

The Power of a Single Question

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“What’s your greatest temptation?” This question came to mind while praying for someone I was mentoring. Whether this question or another, great questions provide possibilities for awareness, growth and transformation. Specifically around the temptation question, I was convicted that this question is worth personal reflection for all Christ-followers and particularly critical for leaders. Why the…  Continue Reading »

Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees!

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Have you ever missed the proverbial forest for the trees? It’s easy to do. We can get so caught up in the moment, the emotion, the complexity, the idea or the details that we lose the broader perspective of what’s really important. This is a very real hazard in my leadership. As an organizational leader…  Continue Reading »

Come, See Like Jesus

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Leading More Like Jesus “Come and you will see.” In this simple and brief invitation, Jesus unfurls a deeply important leadership principle that we, as leaders seeking to lead like Jesus, need to understand and implement. Effective leadership requires the ability to see – to not only have vision but even more importantly, to have perspective….  Continue Reading »

60 Minutes of Year-End Reflection

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Christmas is once again upon us. For many leaders this special season of celebration is prime-time for strategic ministry opportunities, special events and family gatherings. However, somewhere in the midst of all this hustle and bustle, I invite and encourage you to take some time for intentional reflection. Reflection is a critical practice for leaders….  Continue Reading »

A Lesson from the 5th Inning

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It was the 5th inning of Game Four of baseball’s 2015 American League Division Series. My beloved Toronto Blue Jays were up by five runs and the Texas Rangers had two outs. Though the score indicated the Jays were on their way to tying up the series, there was trouble in the air. The Rangers…  Continue Reading »

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