Symbiotic Mentoring

Symbiotic Mentoring All mentorship should be a two-way street. You should both be benefiting. Mentoring is a symbiotic relationship, not a parasitic one.  Watch out for the signs of a parasitic mentorship.  They use your influence or standing for their own gain, but never offer any value to you.  They aren’t flexible or understanding when […]

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Accelerate

Accelerate Sometimes progress looks like inching along, when it’s an uphill climb to go anywhere. In other seasons, we’re trekking up the mountain full speed. OneHope is in a season of acceleration, with a goal to add value to the lives of 135 million children and youth in 2021.  How did we go from one […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 2

The Gifts of 2020: Part 2 As my reflections on 2020 moved from personal to professional, I recognized values took on a new meaning. We are metaphorically squeezed during challenging times, and what’s inside comes out. The pandemic amplified the values of others, either negative or positive. Leaders reacted based on their true values.  I’m […]

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The Gifts of 2020: Part 1

The Gifts of 2020: Part 1 2020 has been one of the most challenging years in recent history. Many people started out the year filled with optimism, but circumstances quickly spiraled into a season riddled with uncertainty and obstacles—some we’re still facing. Acknowledging the difficulties of 2020, my wife Kim and I began noticing the […]

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Dream Team: The Confident Leader

Dream Team: The Confident Leader  “Control leads to compliance; autonomy leads to engagement.” ― Daniel H. Pink, Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us When we unleash our people to experiment with their creativity, amazing things happen.  The confident leader lets others do things and get the credit for it. Essentially it’s saying, “I […]

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Dream Team: Organizational Health

Dream Team: Organizational Health In Patrick Lencioni’s organizational leadership book The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business, he talks about the importance of assembling and maintaining a cohesive leadership team. By “cohesive” he’s not talking about surrounding yourself with yes-men and clones. Paradoxically, cohesive looks more like hiring people who are diverse, […]

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