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How You Can Successfully Be #1 at Being #2

I’m sure that at some point in life, you’ve felt overlooked, under-appreciated, and passed-over after having been relegated to some pretty tedious, monotonous tasks yet again when you have a desire to contribute on a much grander scale. And while simmering in that unrelenting stew of self-pity, disappointment, comparison, and […]

How to Effectively Deal with a Lousy Leader

I’m certain that at some point in your life, you’ve had to deal with a lousy leader, be it a boss, other management personnel, or even a teacher. The unfortunate truth is that bad leaders contaminate an otherwise healthy environment. Some do it more obviously than others through aggressive, loud, […]

How to Effectively Build the Team of Your Dreams

Great teams are healthy teams. And healthy teams are growing teams. But great teams aren’t built automatically, nor are they guaranteed. Instead, they are built systematically and intentionally through careful planning, positive actions, and effective communication. Whether you realize it or not, if you’re married, you’re part of a team. […]

9 Valuable Qualities of People Who Do Things Really Well

I place a high value upon excellence and admire people who do the same. But excellence isn’t simply a point of personal appreciation. In fact, excellence is a biblical mandate. Recorded in Colossians 3:23-24, the apostle Paul said, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, […]

4 Destructive Behaviors that Cripple Your Potential

Knowing your strengths and weaknesses is an essential component of living life on purpose. We all have blind spots. Yet, making a conscious effort to see and understand them is a challenge few people embrace. Left unchecked, blind spots will sabotage your potential, especially if you are a leader, because […]

The Undeniable Source of Powerful & Effective Leadership

I have been passionate about leadership, building teams, and developing the potential of individuals since I was a young teenager. Every summer break, I invested my time into devouring books at the library, listening to tapes (remember those?) and CDs, filing great quotes, and endeavoring to apply the acquired knowledge […]

The Powerful Value of Fatherhood

Like many of you, I enjoyed watching Super Bowl XLIX. From the game itself to the halftime show (don’t hate- I think Katy Perry and her band were awesome) to all of the commercials, it was a very entertaining evening. Shortly before the first half of the game came to […]

3 Leadership Lessons from “The Mug”

Often, the perks of leadership include greater respect, prominent social status, success, and an ability to be a decision-maker. While those benefits may be attractive, effective leadership has little to do with a title or position and everything to do with one’s ability to influence and add value to others. […]

The Presence & Power of Trust

Whether you’re a corporate executive, political figure, parent, teacher, husband, friend, or ministry leader, trust (trustworthiness) is one of the most important character traits. The presence of trust in your life will unlock the door to dynamic, meaningful personal relationships, effective communication, growing influence, an acceleration of business efficiency, and […]

In Charge or In Control? Which Leader are You?

I’m sure most of us have experience working with great leaders as well as very difficult leaders at some point in time. I believe that organizational leaders and managers have the responsibility to not only facilitate output (sales, increased revenue, outreach goals, volunteer engagement), but also have the privilege of […]