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
Being Thankful – 5 Ways to Build an Attitude of Gratitude
Did you know daily gratitude leads to higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, optimism, and energy and happiness? Who doesn’t want that? Putting an attitude of gratitude into practice, while difficult, is powerful. No amount of your favorite quotes or kitty posters or positive self-talk can ensure you have an attitude of gratitude. Gratitude … Read More
I Have a Confession
Over the last 13 years I have focused all of my time, energy and resources on building my firm and serving our clients. It has been an amazing ride and I have to pinch myself every day knowing I get to do what I love and what I believe God created me to do. … Read More