Archive for the ‘Evaluation’ Category

Well oiled machine or Plateau?

July 14, 2011

I like the way a well oiled machine runs…there are no problems.  There is no proverbial squeaky wheel – it’s all smooth.  I think everyone prefers to be a part of things that run well.  Given a choice between a new 2012 Lexus fresh off the lot and a 1972 Nova – I’m picking the […]

The Problem with… : Part 1

July 11, 2011

ASSUMPTIONS “Assumption is the lowest form of communication.” My pastor says this all the time and it is so true! Assumptions are like unplugged phone lines – they breakdown communication. How often does something not happen or feelings get hurt because of an assumption made in error. I’m sure you can come up with some […]

The Trouble with Tribbles…

May 18, 2011

Sorry there has been such a long break in the blog…I’ve been swamped with my Master’s Degree and such. I’ll try to be better, but I make few promises. By the time August rolls around I will have read about 8000 pages in three months and increased my books read in a 12 month period […]

Where to start?

April 11, 2011

I spend a lot of time on this blog talking about goals, vision, growing as a leader…these are core values for me as a leader. As I’ve been thinking about things over the last couple of weeks I was presented with an interesting question in some of the challenges I’ve faced recently.  “How have I […]

Ahh…fits like an old shoe.

March 7, 2011

How many of you have an old pair of shoes you like to keep around just because they feel so comfortable to wear? I’m sure tucked in your closet, safe from your spouse’s attempts to throw them away, there’s an old pair of gym shoes hiding. When your wife asks what the source of the […]

Like sands through the hour glass…

January 17, 2011

“…so are the days of our lives.” Yes, I just quoted a soap opera…no I don’t watch them. Who out there has ever said – “Where did the time go?” “It’s how late?” “I lost track of time!” or something else to that effect? Time can be slippery – especially if you don’t manage yours […]

Growing Leader: What about you?

November 8, 2010

This will be the last post in our Growing Leader series.  To this point we’ve covered: Are you a growing Leader? Do you really want to grow? What’s on the inside counts Where’s the end? Are you Connected? Invest and Grow This week we’re coming back around to your personal life.  Not your character or […]

Growing Leader: Where’s the end?

October 11, 2010

Last week we looked at getting your relationship with God in a good place because that is the most important part for a growing leader.  This week I want to talk about you again…isn’t this great?  We all love to talk about ourselves – so let’s talk about you. If I were to ask you […]

Growing leader: Do you REALLY want to grow?

September 20, 2010

When I was in college, I had the goal to finish as quickly as possible.  I wanted to spend as little time as possible in school, ironically, as I write this I have just started back to school for a Master’s Degree.  My first semester of college I planned out when I needed to work […]

Are You A Growing Leader

September 13, 2010

Leaders – what makes a leader?  What doesn’t make you a leader?  What? What? What?  When you read leadership books a lot of them tell you what it takes to be a leader.  What qualities a leader should have, how to handle conflict, how to manage a team…all of these are great lessons, but I […]