Goal setting

Don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater! Get fresh with setting goals – Part 2

If you haven’t read part 1, it will take a few minutes to do so. I don’t really recall the moment when I began to set goals again. I have had a general resistance to setting certain kinds of goals. I heard all that stuff about, “setting realistic goals”, and “setting faith goals” and “big … Read more

Even Idols has a leadership lesson

Can Idols teach us anything about Leadership?

We’re in Idols season again and for me the best part is the early auditions. Of course, the untalented, yet passionate “singers” provide the most entertainment for me. And it is here that a great leadership lesson can be learnt. It’s the lesson of understanding your talents, gifts or abilities, and making sure that you … Read more

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How to approach the Global Leadership Summit and other conferences, for that matter.

Over the past few years I have begun to prepare intentionally for conferences I am about to attend. My church makes a huge investment in getting me to the conference in Chicago, so the least I can do is make sure I honour their commitment to me. But more than that, in being intentional about […]

Thinking About Strategizing

As a church we have an opportunity to unlock something that could really affect our future. So it really is critical that we formulate a great strategy. I became aware of this opportunity during a budget presentation. As the smell of coffee in the room became stale, the questions around our future become more intense. […]

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Let’s talk

“Let’s talk”. These two words can be really scary. When your spouse, your boss, your partner or friend says, “Let’s talk” – what’s the first thing that goes through your mind? “What have I done wrong, what’s the problem now?” Of course the anticipation of the conversation is often worse than the actual conversation itself! […]

Make A Life For Yourself: Be Generous

“We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give”. Sir Winston Churchill.  A few years ago I heard a lady by the name of Jessica Jackley being interviewed at a Global Leadership Summit. Jessica is the co-fonder of an organization called Kiva. Here’s the Kiva blurb off the Kiva […]