Loving Others

July 18, 2022

Over the next two weeks, I’m going to ask you to reflect on your leadership effectiveness by asking yourself two simple questions. Here’s this week’s question: Do you love others enough to admit when you are wrong?

The Power of Silence and Repentance

July 11, 2022

I sometimes write blog posts weeks or even months ahead of when they’re actually published. And as I’m writing this blog post, the tragic events in Buffalo, NY and Uvalde, TX have just occurred and are weighing heavy on my mind.

Dear Papa

July 5, 2022

My mom’s dad — my Papa — shaped my life in many ways. Here’s what I’d tell to him if I had the chance to talk to him today.

Living Your Love

June 27, 2022

As my wife and I celebrate our 15th anniversary, I’d like to take a few moments to reflect on some of the specific things we’ve done that have strengthened our marriage — in other words, the things we do that are evidence of us living our love.

To the Class of 2022

June 19, 2022

While I haven’t (yet) been invited to give a high school commencement speech, I often take a few moments this time of year to think about what I’d say. I find that thinking about the advice I’d give others is a great way to ensure that I’m on the right path myself.

Prioritizing Restoration

June 13, 2022

As the school year comes to an end, I find myself thinking about my childhood — and the joyful summer days of my youth. Is it possible to recapture some of that feeling of magic as an adult? I think so — if we make restoration a priority.

Planning for Fun

June 6, 2022

When you’re a type-A leader like me, your default setting may be to follow your prescribed plan — but if you aren’t careful, you’ll follow it right into a joyless, over stressed prison of your own creation. Believe it or not, there’s immense value in making fun a priority.

What Vanilla Ice Taught Me About Tackling Tough Situations

May 31, 2022

If you can’t believe you’re considering reading a blog post about Vanilla Ice and leadership, I can understand — I found myself laughing and shaking my head while I was writing it! What can I say? Inspiration comes from all around us — even 90s rap icons.

Choosing Love

May 23, 2022

Change is never easy, especially when other folks are making choices that change your plans. Will you react to change with anger or sadness, or something more transformative — like love?

What Mom Taught Me About Life and Leadership

May 16, 2022

I was blessed with a joyful childhood filled with good memories — and my Mom (and her bacon!) played a huge role. Here are three of the most important things my Mom taught me about life and leadership.