I see people working in jobs that are not fulfilling and for companies they don’t like. The mundane Mondays are more common than I would like to see. If all you have to live for is the weekend, something is wrong.
What good is it if you gain the whole world but lose your soul? 4 questions that will change your life
“For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?” Matthew 16:26 Whether you read the Bible or not, this verse is powerful and has great personal implication. In our Strategy of More world it has become nearly impossible to, as Stephen Covey puts it … Read More
The Power of Saying No – 6 ways to say no gracefully
During one of our leadership development sessions, the newly appointed CEO addressed the group saying, “Anytime someone says that ‘you can do anything you set your mind to,’ I tell them to dribble a football for me.” I wanted to yank him from the front of the room and yell “LIAR” to protect this group … Read More
The Strategy of More is Killing You – moving from more and mediocre…to less but better (Part 2)
The “Strategy of More” is everywhere around you. We are doing more with less resources, seeking more opportunities, taking on more responsibility, and unless you are “crazy busy” you are not doing enough. So what are you to do when you find yourself crazy busy with more commitments and priorities than you should have? … Read More
The Strategy of More is Killing You – moving from more and mediocre…to less but better
I’ve witnessed too many leaders who struggle with multiple priorities. They have 5 top priorities and don’t know where to put their best energy. The “Strategy of More” is blindly depleting people of their effectiveness in their lives. The strategy of more shows up in all areas of our life. We see it at … Read More
The Power of Effective Boundaries – It may not be easy but it doesn’t have to be painful
Boundaries are good, they are necessary, and they help us succeed. The problem is our need to control our lives. Our natural tendency is to want freedom without restriction. In our desire for freedom and control we experience roadblocks. Things don’t go our way. We don’t like what we hear and are surprised when we … Read More
Good Fences Make Good Neighbors – The Power of Effective Boundaries
I grew up on a ranch in eastern Colorado with cattle, horses, a few dogs, and plenty of cats. My best friends were my cow-dog named Louie and my pony, Fireball. The three of us were comrades in the daily adventures of rural life.
Don’t Rob People of Their Problems
We see this everywhere today. Children are cheated of any chance to fail by well-meaning parents. College grads who can’t find work have no reason to leave the comfort, security, and video games in their parents’ basement. Bad employees do subpar work, and their teammates pick up the slack and fix their problems—again. I’m guessing … Read More
Learn How To FIGHT! – 7 Ways to Fight Fair (Part 2)
Last week I talked about the value of conflict…including how to discern if a confrontation is needed. When the answer to that question is yes, make sure it’s done right. You can handle conflict, or it can handle you.
Learn How to FIGHT! Things to Consider When in Conflict (Part 1)
“Conflict is the doorway to intimacy.” I recently heard this statement and couldn’t have agreed more. Conflict is also the window to growth. Why then do so many people avoid it? It’s because they don’t have the right mindset or toolbox for handling conflict. It is absolutely impossible to be in relationship with people … Read More