Leading In Turbulent Times

Have you ever been on a flight with a lot of turbulence?  ‘A little bumpy’ doesn’t seem to describe it.  It feels like the bottom drops out, the wind is jerking the plane sideways, and any way it wants. Those thunderous sounds you hear might not be a nearby...

The Future Belongs to Those Who Keep Learning

The century in which we move and work requires much more of managers and leaders than ever before. It seems cliché but it’s true enough. John P. Klotter, the well-known organizational leader, writes that “the twenty-first-century employee will need to know more about...

A Strategic Discipline

Management guru Peter Drucker has said, “I believe in intuition only if you discipline it. ‘Hunch’ artists, who make a diagnosis but don’t check it out with the facts, are the ones in medicine who kill people, and in management kill businesses.” My question is,...

None of us are as smart as all of us

Even with the greatest basketball players on the court in our times in clear view, I think we can still respect Michael Jordan as one of the greatest basketball players of all time (if not “the” greatest… let the grumbling begin!). His finesse, his determination, his...

Growing as a Leader

I’m not the same leader I was a year ago, five years ago, and of course ten years ago. This thought bounced around in my head as I recently helped navigate a very difficult situation with one of our church leaders. Maybe you have had a similar learning situation...