Tag Archives: Culture

Don’t be afraid to think for yourself

I find man-on-the-street interviews to be most interesting. When Jay Leno was host of the¬†Tonight Show¬†he would often go to the streets and ask people questions about current or historical events. He might ask basic questions about our nation’s founding … Continue reading

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Teamwork wins championships

I enjoy sports. Basketball, football and baseball are my favorites because they are team sports, and I am a big believer in teams. A well-coached team that has learned to work together is a joy to watch. Since we are … Continue reading

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Can you motivate other people?

One of the great leadership challenges is how to motivate people to do what they need to do. For a long time most people thought motivation was done through sticks and carrots. If people did not perform they were punished, … Continue reading

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Where do you go when you need money?

I recently bought some items at auction. Among the items was some personal paperwork consisting of notebooks and miscellaneous papers. I thumbed through the notebook and found a list of places in the community where one could seek financial assistance … Continue reading

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Is your customer important to you?

One of our local pizza chains doesn’t appear to care very much about their customers. When someone calls to place an order there will always be a recorded message that plays on until someone actually picks up the phone. The … Continue reading

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In for the long haul

I just finished reading The Infinite Game by Simon Sinek. Currently, the NFL playoff games are being played to determine, ultimately, who will go on to the Super Bowl. Like all sports, there are definite rules to play by, and … Continue reading

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Progressive Politics

I am often amused when the media and politicians refer to AOC, Ilhan Omar, Rashida Tlaib, Bernie Sanders and others as progressives. The dictionary defines progressive as favoring progress, change and improvement. While each of these individuals do advocate change, … Continue reading

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Who are you developing?

For 14 years I served as a Resource Minister for our denomination. That entailed me directly working with 133 churches in my area. I tried to provide whatever assistance they requested. A common complain I often heard was the lack … Continue reading

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Rising to expectations

One of the most important leadership truths I’ve learned in life is that people often rise to the expectations their leaders have of them. Most people are capable of doing more than they realize, and they only need someone to … Continue reading

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Growing others

Zig Ziglar said that the only worse than training people and losing them was not training them and keeping them. I have shared this quote in many of the conferences I’ve led for leaders. I am committed to lifelong learning, … Continue reading

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