School is getting ready to start up, and for many, that means carpool lines. It means transporting your kids from one activity to the next and sitting in the car waiting. This can feel like wasted time. I love being productive and getting things done. I’m honestly thankful I’m not there yet. But I think… Read More Some of the most important minutes with your children are coming up
When you hear the word “discipline” what comes to mind? One of the first things I think of is a consequence. I wasn’t the most obedient of children (understatement of the year!), so I was well acquainted with discipline, the consequence for my actions. But discipline isn’t only negative. Consequences aren’t only negative either. Positive… Read More LEADERS KNOW: Discipline
Productivity. Time Management. Balance. Effectiveness. Family. Work. Church. Hobbies. Rest. What comes to mind with each of those words? The first line of words makes me think about the way that I spend each day. Am I being productive enough? Have I wasted too much time? Do I have the right balance between administrative matters,… Read More LEADERS KNOW: Priorities
Stop. No, really. Stop. Slow down and breathe for a second. Take a few seconds to look around you. Stop reading, look up, what are the sights, sounds, smells surrounding you right now? Was that hard? It often is hard to do this in the middle of the day. The busy pace of tasks and… Read More LEADERS KNOW: Rest
It seems that for many in leadership roles-whether leading your family, managing a fast food restaurant, teaching a classroom of students, coaching a team, leading a friend group, leading a small group in your home-leaders are asked to do more than they are capable of on their own. This can, at times, be quite overwhelming.… Read More LEADERS KNOW: Delegation
Recently I was driving down the road and I drove past a sign that caught my eye. It was an older sign, well worn, and had some parts missing. First, though, let me give you some insight into where my mind was when I saw the sign. It was a Sunday afternoon. I’m a pastor,… Read More beware of the “do”
There is a lot of material being written about succession, leadership pipelines, training up the next generation of leaders, mentoring younger leaders, developing and building into the “up and comers.” Leaders have a responsibility to ask the question: Who can I build into? It is not enough to have a title or be a leader… Read More LEADERS SAY: Who Can I Build Into?