As we get into the final few months of 2020, I find myself celebrating the approach of the end and the opportunity for a fresh start, but also celebrating all the lessons I've learned. Emotions have been high and the workloads feel heavy. The world has felt uncertain and chaotic for so long. People have … Continue reading 2020: The Year of Transformation
The world is getting more complex and complicated. Inside organizations there are more customers with more choices, more requirements, more conflicting demands and faster changes. Pile on top of that pandemics, racial tensions, busyness, and noise and it’s really tough to get the right things done at the right time and keep good people. There … Continue reading How to Lead a Culture from Power to Empowerment
Beyond the darkness, Behind the walls, Beneath the armor, Under the scars, All we are is love.
Labels. They help us move through life in a comfortable, easy way. When it comes to people, they can be harmful. They become excuses for our actions. They compel us to be a certain way. They hold us back from reaching our full potential. Our labels prevent growth and kill curiosity. I labeled myself: competitive, … Continue reading I am…
It doesn't seem like it should be so hard. Just let go. Surrender. Yet letting go is one of the hardest things we are called to do as human beings. I grew up water skiing. My stepdad would always tell me that if I felt like I was going to fall or I was getting … Continue reading The Art of Letting Go
Here we are Amidst the rubble Changed. I see you You see me Exposed. Arms outstretched Hearts open Loved. Leaning in Moving forward United. How can we Hold onto This?
The low hum of a mourning cry stays steady in my heart. I look out the window and see piles of trees lining the ditches of our neighborhood, and I mourn for them. They spent tens and even hundreds of years growing, and then gone in an instant. As we were cleaning up yesterday a … Continue reading Out of Darkness Comes Light
What if we spent only half our time and energy in pursuit of what we wanted, and the other half helping others? What if we truly kept the second commandment and loved our neighbor as ourself? How would our world look different? As I continue to evaluate and challenge my own views of the world built on … Continue reading Five Commitments That Can Change Your Life, Your Work, and Our World
"I feel like you're lost." My guard comes up. I push it down and lean in. "What makes you say that?" "Your carefree demeanor. The questions you ask. The answers you seek. Your detachment from the world." I ponder these words, Reflect on my choices, Search my heart, And conclude the following: I have never … Continue reading I feel like you’re lost.
Someone asked me, should the offender or the offended be the first to apologize and move toward reconciliation? I grappled with the question for days. Well, the offender made the first move so they should apologize. Wait, but what if the offended feel the way they do about something that wasn't meant to offend...then shouldn't … Continue reading Eliminating Fear