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My reflections on leadership: moving others—and myself—from where we are to where we should be.

Maximizing Strengths

I have spent a number of years feeling guilty. You see, I need to get in better shape. But, I really dislike working out at the gym. The thought of getting up in the morning to go for a run simply isn’t appealing. I used a treadmill for a year or so—as a clothes hanger. …

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Back in the Saddle, Part 2

I recently wrote about the journey our family has taken over the last 12 months. Now that I’m back in the saddle, I want to share the lessons God has been teaching me in the process. 1. God never changes. It doesn’t matter what craziness is going on in the world—and there is so much of it—he …

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Back in the Saddle

If you would have asked me a year ago what I thought would happen in 2014, I guarantee I couldn’t have guessed. It’s been a wild ride. In the spring, a long chapter in ministry came to a close. We settled into a new church and a new chapter in the corporate world began almost immediately. We had …

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Responding to Change, Part 2

Several weeks ago, I wrote about a major change I was preparing to experience. I was leaving the familiar (i.e., safe, predictable, stable, comfortable) for the unknown (i.e., scary, unpredictable, uncertain, uncomfortable). At that time, I observed: “In my mind, there are two main postures I can choose to embrace toward change. I can be …

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Responding To Change

A wise man once wrote: There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a …

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