I Am the Problem

When working with married couples who are struggling or just want to grow in their relationship, we often encourage them to adopt the mindset of “In this relationship I am the biggest problem.” This is not an attitude of self-condemnation. And it...

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Your Growth Plans for 2017

At the beginning of a new year it seems appropriate to think about how we can grow in this coming year to increase our effectiveness. I like to think of growth in the three dimensions in which our life should be showing fruit – person, people...

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Leaders Lean In

The natural response to negative situations is to back away. Human nature is wired to be self-protective and so when confronting the negative the common response is to flee, fight, or freeze. But effective leaders learn to lean into the negative...

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Leaders Are Learners

Effective leaders are committed to constantly learning and growing. This desire to grow is driven by their character. Effective leaders have the following character traits: Confident but not arrogant, they know they have been greatly blessed with...

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What Is Character?

Character is the most important ingredient of leadership. I often use the analogy of a structure in describing leadership where character is the foundation. Without a strong foundation of character our leadership can be weak. We often describe...

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Transparency and Trust

Transparency and trust are inextricably linked in leadership – transparency on the part of the leader to warrant trust from the constituent. Trustworthiness is a critical character trait for those that want to lead. People only accept the...

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