"Simple, clear purpose and principles give rise to complex intelligent behavior. Complex rules and regulations give rise to simple stupid behavior." - Dee Hock I saw this quote pop up on the screen at the Global Leadership Summit during Todd Henry's talk about "Herding Tigers." It took a minute for me to realize that herding … Continue reading Simple Stupid Behavior
"I have the right to do anything," you say - but not everything is beneficial. "I have the right to do anything" - but not everything is constructive. No one should seek their own good, but the good of others. 1 Corinthians 10:23-24 How often do we hear the words, "I have the right!" or … Continue reading I Have The Right!
I wrote this about 3 years ago... if you know me, please comment on how I am doing in living this out. (NOTE: I did make some edits to bring current some thoughts) 358,000,000 (up from 89,100,000 when I wrote this originally). That is the number of results included in the Google search “Life Mission … Continue reading Life Mission
... tell people how important they are to you. Always. Be blessed!
Everyone, including me, has uphill hopes but downhill habits... John Maxwell says, "Everything worthwhile is UPHILL. Life is not easy, never has been, isn't supposed to be... Everything we have in life that is beautiful, it is uphill. A great marriage? Health? Success is uphill." How, as leaders, can we help ourselves AND those we … Continue reading Uphill Hopes… Downhill Habits…
The past couple of weeks have been a whirlwind of learning. There has been a consistent topic along the way... funny how that works... World Changer. When you were a child, you had dreams. We all did. We all wanted to do BIG things and change the world. Along the way, we get comfortable, we … Continue reading Be The Change!
As a leader, train yourself to never gripe about what you allow. Never complain about something you tolerate. You are the leader - lead to the desired result. - Craig Groeschel I love this quote! As a leader, how easy is it to get caught up in the notion that you cannot do or say … Continue reading YOU Are The Leader!
Did you know that the ancient Romans had a tradition that whenever one of their engineers constructed an arch they would assume complete accountability for their work by standing underneath the arch as the capstone was put into place! That is a profound way of taking accountability! This word has been on my mind a … Continue reading I Accept Full Responsibility
I posted the following to my Facebook page back in February, I found it today and it was a little convicting in some areas and encouraging in others on just how well I have been reflecting so far this year... Enjoy! Shooting from the hip here... last year was my "Love You" year (43). My … Continue reading A Year of Reflection
"This is why the best influencers think about long-term implications even in their short-term actions."