Just a Guy Off the Street: a Lesson in Leadership

“How you respond to the challenge in the second half will determine what you become after the game, whether you are a winner or a loser.”          Lou Holtz “In the realm of ideas, everything depends on enthusiasm. … Continue reading

Is a Humble Leader Possible?

“There is no smaller package in the world than a man wrapped up in himself.” William Sloan Coffin  “First pride, then the crash. The bigger the ego the harder the fall.” Proverbs 16.18, The Message  _________________________ The typical leadership discussion … Continue reading

Season of Our Discontent

“Content makes poor men rich, Discontent makes rich men poor.” Ben Franklin “Better a handful of dry dates and content therewith than to own the Gate of Peacocks and be kicked in the eye by a broody camel.” Arabian Proverb … Continue reading

Intentional Leadership

“If you wish to enrich days, plant flowers; if you wish to enrich years, plant trees; if you wish to enrich eternity, plant ideals in the lives of others.” S. Truett Cathy, founder Chick-fil-A ” …and there arose another generation … Continue reading

Leadership, Marathons and Telephone Poles

“It is always too soon to quit.” V. Raymond Edman “The glorious fight that God gave me I have fought, the course that I was set I have finished, and have kept the faith.”    2 Timothy 4.7 Phillips _____________ Terry Fox, … Continue reading

A Life that Counts

Ben Franklin once wrote, “I would rather have it said ‘he lived usefully’ than ‘he died rich.’” More than just words, it was the way Franklin lived his life. One example of his useful nature was the invention of the … Continue reading

5 Reasons Character Sustains Leaders

A critical mistake that I made as a young leader was that I used to think that charisma was the most important aspect of leadership. In the beginning, I focused on charisma because I know that leadership attracts, and leadership … Continue reading

Ground Down or Polished Up

A few years ago a friend was telling me about stopping at a junkyard to get a part for his car (today they are called recycling centers; back then junkyard was still an acceptable term!). As he was making small … Continue reading

Passion and Perseverance: Lessons from the Great One

Can you think of anything more exciting than to have the privilege of leading? If our goal is to impact others, can there be anything more exciting than to be entrusted with this lofty privilege of leadership? Continue reading

Just Another Guy Off the Street

The exceptional moments of life aren’t a test of a man’s mettle, the better question is, how do you handle discouragement? complacency? routine? Your leadership worth and depth of character is revealed in your attitude toward the ordinary and routine things. Continue reading