The Power of Intentional Connection

September 13, 2021

Relationship skills and intentional engagement are key to effective #leadership. Here’s what that looks like in practice.

The High Cost of Silence

September 7, 2021

Avoiding tension and confrontation may offer some short-term relief, but sooner or later you’ll pay the price. Instead, embrace a #leadership style that addresses issues in the moment.

Accountability is an Act of Love

August 30, 2021

If you’re a people pleaser like me, you may find it difficult to have the conversations necessary to hold people accountable. Work through that discomfort to become an indispensable #leader who encourages and uplifts.

I am Not What I Do – and Neither Are You

August 23, 2021

For many #leaders, a huge to-do list is a source of stress—but also a source of comfort. The busier we stay, the less time we have to look inward and examine what that never-ending list may be hiding.

Reflections on My First Decade as a Dad

August 16, 2021

10 years ago today, I became a father for the first time. And as I’ve watched my bouncing baby boy transform into a gentle, kind, and loving young man, I couldn’t be prouder.

Doing the Hard Work

August 9, 2021

To be able to make the tough decisions in #leadership, you must first be willing to ask yourself the tough questions—and be honest with your answers.

In a Funk? Shift Your Focus.

August 2, 2021

It’s easy to get bogged down in our own heads—but #leaders understand the power and peace that occurs when you can look outside yourself.

Give Yourself Some Grace

July 26, 2021

We’re in a better place than we were same time last year, so why do we still feel so stressed? Because we’ve reverted back to being hard on ourselves. As a #leader, you know a little grace goes a long way. Make sure you’re extending that grace to yourself

Taming the Email Beast

July 19, 2021

Email is always there. But if you don’t put clear boundaries on how you interact with your email, you’re falling into a dangerous cycle. #Leaders manage their email instead of letting their email manage them.

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Midpoint Musings: People, Plastics and Purpose

July 11, 2021

It’s hard to believe we’re halfway done with 2021. Here’s what’s on my mind as we head into the next six months.