Leading into 2017 – What’s your focus?

Leading into 2017 – What’s your focus?

Leading into 2017 – in family, faith, work or non-profit – where are you focused? how will you grow? who will you learn from? what’s your path forward? If you influence anyone – you’re a leader. What’s the plan for 2017? How will you demonstrate you care? Will you provide words of affirmation – and stay to listen, looking into the eyes of those you lead as they share their heart? Will you speak hope – share your faith in God – demonstrate love without restraint – pray for and with those your lead – and be that extra bit of support without taking any credit? Will you put down your phone when you’re with those you lead? Perhaps leading by example – leaving your phone at your desk, in your car, or tucked away while meeting with those you are responsible for? Begin a new trend: no phones in meetings, at dinner or even at the bedside. Will you greet your spouse in the morning, before you check your phone? Don’t charge your phone beside your bed! Leave it in another room. And for those who use their phone as an alarm clock… buy an alarm clock! (that’s a humorous section in a video by Simon Sinek) Take a look at this video from the program Inside Quest – Simon Sinek on Leadership: (It’s worth an hour of your time. Really.) Lots of food for thought and action – in a family, in church-world, in non-profit and at work!   -> Do people feel like you care? <-   Do those you lead feel like you care? First step… put...
An Important Leadership Lesson From The World Series

An Important Leadership Lesson From The World Series

Leadership can be learned in every situation – here’s one from the 2015 World Series: Protect your people by sticking to what you know is right, regardless of the pressures of the moment, even if the pressure comes from your best players.

Where are your phones?

Where are your phones?

There’s a price to be paid when our phones are with us at every moment. After 16 months traveling, Robert and I have realized that sometimes it’s better to leave our phones in the truck when we’re grabbing an opportunity!

How You Respond Matters to Your Followers

How You Respond Matters to Your Followers

There’s no such thing as a one-size-fits-all response in leadership. Those who follow you, need something from you. It might be instruction. It might be encouragement. But they’re going to need something from you today, that will be different from what they’ll need four years from now… How you respond matters! (click to read more)

How can knowing your unique values help you?

How can knowing your unique values help you?

Values keep you stable when life changes. Do you know your unique values as a couple? This guide and workbook will walk you through the steps to choose your own, unique, differentiating values as a husband and wife. *(click the photo to read more)*

Leading Through Change

Leading Through Change

There’s nothing as constant as change – but change strikes us all differently. What happens to a husband and wife team when faced with change? Read about our experience in a Lead Like Jesus Encounter in North Texas…

How to Get Off the Course of Inertia

How to Get Off the Course of Inertia

To move away from the course of inertia, you need to re-establish your WHY. I believe Sinek’s approach applies equally well for leadership couples. Sometimes you don’t need to “feel” any passion to take the steps past inertia. Just begin. Read more – click the photo!

Leadership is Not About Control

Leadership is Not About Control

Leadership is not about control. As a leader, it’s important to look to yourself first – before others. In a recent Lead Like Jesus post, about control killing organizations, we read: If there was ever a leader who had every right and the wherewithal to control not only His followers but also His entire movement, it was Jesus. After all, He was fully God and fully man. Yet, despite the fact that He could have, He did not. Consider these words in all your leadership roles: as husbands & wives, as parents, in a church leadership role, non-profit or at work. You can read the rest of the post HERE on the Lead Like Jesus blog…...
4 Values That Started Banana Republic

4 Values That Started Banana Republic

As Robert and I travel, we like to share and talk about books. We recently read a terrific book about the early days of Banana Republic. The founders of this extremely successful retail business – Mel & Patricia Ziegler – ran their business with 4 values in mind… (click the photo to read the review of their book!)