September 24th, 2015
The teen years come with their own set of issues.
Now our kids are driving their own cars and spending more time with friends, away from family. As they experience inevitable temptation and test their wings, they occasionally take a nosedive. Adolescents are separating from us and developing independence, a natural and necessary process but nonetheless painful at times, especially for...
May 07th, 2015
I’ve been doing a bit of research lately on the importance of team health and what executives can do the develop the health factor of their organizations. The late Edwin Friedman (Generation to Generation; A Failure of Nerve) and Patrick Lencioni (The Five Dysfunctions of Teams; The Advantage) are two of the thought leaders on the topic.
Here’s a sample of insights from Patrick...
April 23rd, 2015
A few weeks ago, Christians around the world called a Friday “good” because of Jesus—His suffering and sacrifice for humankind.
Many offered to God a prayer like the following, adapted from the Book of Common Prayer:
We pray you graciously to behold the crowds,
for whom our Lord Jesus Christ was willing to be betrayed,
and given into the hands of sinners,
and to suffer...
April 16th, 2015
After working in leadership roles for 34 years, and coaching leaders for about that long, I can say with confidence that leaders can increase focus and effectiveness by addressing Eight Essential Questions.
Here are the questions:
1. How am I anchoring my life in the love of God?
Knowing that we are the Beloved of God, being at peace in God’s love, and at peace with ourselves, frees us...