Great players win MVP awards. Great teams win championships. Those two things don’t have to be mutually exclusive, but it is important to understand the power of synergy on a team. Unfortunately we grow up placing greater value and focus on becoming an MVP. We imagine ourselves out on the field hitting the game winning … More Collaboration is King
Have you ever had a leaky Starbucks cup? It is the worst. You finally get to the front of the line, get your java in hand and then notice with every sip a little bit of coffee landing on your shirt. Perhaps this is a rare occasion for you, but for me it is almost … More 6 Things that Leak in Your Leadership
The end of the year is always a special time. Growing up I used to love listening to one of the main radio stations or watching TV stations give their “highlights” of the year. Whether it was the biggest news stories, the top songs or things of that nature the end of year reviews have … More Looking Back and Looking Ahead
Thanksgiving is a great time of year for a number of reasons. I love the food, family time and of course football. One of the greatest things about Thanksgiving is it causes you to pause and reflect on the blessings in your life. It is a day each year where we intentionally consider the things … More The 360° Gratitude Challenge
There are a few new items taking up residence on the shelves of our home. Our daughter has a growing desire to play with board games. She does not really understand the rules, but she loves setting up the board and playing with all of the pieces. At clean up time she looks at me … More 4 Elements of a Great Volunteer Team
Have you ever been somewhere beautiful and instead of simply taking it all in you pull out your phone to “capture the moment?” Far too often we allow ourselves to be distracted from the main thing. This week I shared some thoughts with our volunteer teams on the idea of perspective. Listen in on this brief … More Volunteering – Do You Have the Right Perspective?