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You are not a failure!

My 7th grade teacher humiliated me in front of my classmates. I felt like a failure. But I found there is a huge difference between failing and being a failure. I determined in my heart that day that I am not a failure, regardless of what my teacher told me. It was a defining moment [...]

By |2019-10-18T15:13:26-04:00October 18th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Ducks, Fish and Eagles

Ducks do what ducks do, fish do what fish do, and eagles do what eagles do. If we try to make a duck do an eagles’ job, it never works. As a leader, our responsibility is to help ducks become better ducks and help eagles become better eagles. Let’s encourage the individuals that God has [...]

By |2019-10-10T11:48:48-04:00October 10th, 2019|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality

“The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must become a servant...” says Max De Pree. Amazing advice. And God honored the men of Issachar calling them “men who understood the times who knew what Israel should do.“ (I Chron. [...]

By |2019-09-05T15:09:44-04:00September 5th, 2019|Christian Living, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Communicate, communicate, communicate

People naturally resist what they don’t understand. It makes communication one of the most important aspects of leadership. And it can be difficult since people receive communication in different ways. So find their communication preference, and honor them by using it. And remember, how we say something is often as important, if not more important, [...]

By |2019-07-26T13:17:34-04:00July 26th, 2019|Christian Living, Leadership, Uncategorized|0 Comments