Leader Chat: Tim Elmore | Part 1

I sat down to interview Dr. Tim Elmore, founder of Growing Leaders. We’ve been friends for a long time and I appreciate his experience as a leading authority on how to understand the next generation. In this episode, we talk candidly about how to grow effective leaders in our current reality. Tim shares some incredible strategies for […]

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6 Ways Leaders Can Remain Relevant

In a recent podcast, virtual mentor Michael Hyatt revealed that as he became increasingly successful, he discovered more and more layers isolating and detaching him from the people he was trying to help. This is a scary reality that no effective leader wants to discover in his or her life. How can leaders keep the […]

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4 Drucker Principles for Organizations in 2016

Every organization desires to be healthy and effective. But this is not easy to do in an emergent culture of knowledge workers. I love learning from management guru Peter Drucker and finding ways to apply his insights in a practical way. So I thought I would share the top 4 Drucker principles that every organization […]

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On Easter

In anticipation of Easter, I value the practice of Lent.  I admit it’s very challenging for me as a Type A charger and maximizer. I’m wired to increase everything, so it’s truly a discipline to intentionally commit to a season of decrease. However, during Lent this year I had the privilege of reframing my thinking through […]

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Sahel: Planting Seeds in the Desert

The Sahel region of Africa is a more than just a hotbed of conflict that frequently makes headlines. The belt stretching from east to west graphically slices the continent in half more than just topographically. One of the poorest places on earth, the Sahel represents a desperate conflux of disparate religions and cultures: Muslims, Christians, […]

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Struck by lightning

updated 2.28.16 This is classically the busiest season of my year; board meetings, budget process, conventions and speaking engagements galore. It’s like I’m trying to get everything signed, sealed and delivered before the holidays kick into high gear. This year on top of all the scheduled chaos, I have been “interrupted” by dear friends whose […]

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