Trust. It is the foundation for any group of people who hope to work well together. With trust comes openness and clear communication. When trust is absent we put up walls to protect ourselves…which as you might imagine tends to hinder our teamwork. Lack of trust causes some of us to put up walls between … More How to Build Trust
Always check the eggs before you buy them. I’ll be honest…until I got married I had no idea that people actually inspect eggs at the store before they buy them. Perhaps a few of you would echo my ignorance. It was after a quick trip to the store one day, early in our marriage, that … More 7 Questions for an Intentional Guest Experience
I’ve been reflecting over the past week on the idea of starting well. My wife recently started a new job at a church that we have come to love. In a short period of time, another couple of friends have left positions at our old church and begun the journey as new employees here as … More How to Start a Church Job
Even the most talented of people need good coaching to make the most of their opportunities. From kids running the wrong direction on the t-ball field to Olympic athletes breaking world records – coaches offer outside help so each of us can get better. I’ve loved to watch great coaching make an impact on … More Do You Have a Coach?
I affectionately want to refer to 2018 as the year of spoiling for my oldest daughter. Before the year is done she will have been to Disney World 4 times. When I compare that to the 1 visit to Disney World I experienced in my first 33 years of life…well you can see why say … More Focus on the Magic
Living in relationship with people is an essential part of life. Due to fear or experience some of us tend draw back from relationships – worried that we will get burned. It is essential that we do not allow fear or any other factor to keep us from engaging in that which we were created … More What To Do When You’ve Been Burned
What does it mean to lead? When you picture having a role as a coach, boss or leader what are the things you picture yourself doing? What are the pressures you expect to navigate? When I consider roles of leadership and authority I instantly think of 2 mutually exclusive perspectives I have been taught over … More Who Do You Work For?
Being present and aware might be one of the most valuable gifts you can to the people around you. We live in a time when focused presence is often set aside for the sake of multi-tasking. It is way too easy to be aware of the little red bubbles on our phone while being unaware … More Do You Live Aware?
One of the most entertaining teams in sports these days is the Golden State Warriors. They have now moved from being a great team into the realm of dynasty team. Part of what has made them so fun to watch is the 3rd quarter runs they put together. No matter what the score is they … More How to Bring Momentum to Your Team
Some people gather with urgency as if there will never be enough. Other people live care free as if there is a never ending supply. Each of us fall somewhere on the continuum between Scarcity and Abundance. When it comes to money some of us have a poverty mindset and store every bit we can, … More Living in Abundance or Scarcity