My New Year Promise

January 16, 2023

I was in a terrible funk at the end of 2022, one which I knew would continue into the new year if I didn’t make a concerted effort to regain perspective. Here’s how I did it, and the three questions I’m asking myself every day in 2023.

Quiet Quitting

January 9, 2023

Quiet quitting — doing just the bare minimum at your job and nothing more — has been in the news a lot lately. Here’s my advice to leaders, and to those who are thinking about quiet quitting.

New Year, Same Old Mechanic

January 3, 2023

Like many folks, the start of a new year causes me to take stock of where I am, what’s worked for me, and where I’ve fallen short in trying to fix myself — and it turns out, I’m a lousy mechanic! Thankfully, I know someone who is — and He’s the same old mechanic I’ve been taking my problems to for years.

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Best Of: Letter to My Grandpa

December 26, 2022

Like many of you, I’m at home spending the holidays with my family — and that makes me think about a man who had a great impact on my life, my grandpa. Here’s a repost from last spring — my annual “Letter to My Grandpa” in honor of his birthday.

Best Of: Living Your Love

December 19, 2022

Happy holidays! As we focus on family, allow me to share some of my favorite previously-posted family-focused blog posts over the Christmas season. Today’s post is “Living Your Love” — the things I’ve learned about love from my beautiful wife, Sarah. Enjoy!

The False Self Series, Part 5: Saying Yes when I Mean No

December 12, 2022

Our false self sometimes convinces us to say yes when we mean no. But living a life based on what you “should” do is a recipe for misery.

The False Self Series, Part 4: Harshness

December 5, 2022

A good leader can and should be impatient if things are taking longer than they should. But the words you speak and the attitude you present can cause unnecessary damage. Here’s how leading from our false self can transform impatience into harshness.

The False Self Series, Part 3: Defensiveness

November 28, 2022

We can’t control what others say to us or about us. But we can control our response. Here’s why it’s important to lead from a place of openness rather than defensiveness.

The False Self Series, Part 2: Looking for Approval

November 21, 2022

It’s human nature to seek affirmation. But when we lead from a place of seeking affirmation, we risk leading from our false selves.

The False Self Series, Part 1: Strengths and Weaknesses

November 14, 2022

Strengths and Weaknesses Want to be the best leader you can be? First, you have to tackle your false self. Join me for this series, based on Pete Scazzero’s Healthy Leaders podcast, as we explore how to lead past our false selves.