Tag: leaders

Leaders are Big Picture Thinkers

  “Top leaders see what others don’t see. They paint a picture that allows team members and followers to see the why behind the what. Great leaders learn to fly above the immediate hill or valley and get a bird’s eye view of what is best for the organization over the long term.” Those are […]

Leaders Determine Their Brand

  You will be known for something. Your brand is what people think of you. You have a personal brand that is shaped by what you do and say, how you look, and what you post on social media. Will you determine your brand or let others determine what you are known for? This topic […]

Top Ten for Young Leaders

  This week, I was honored to speak to Arise worship interns. I love inspiring young leaders toward transformissional living!  These millennials, span from age 17 to 31. They come from around the world (Australia, Canada and the United States).  They are with us at Cape Christian for eight weeks. Then, they’ll return to their varied […]

Navigating Change

  Change is constant. Change is hard. Change is ____________ (you fill in the blank). There are hundreds of things we can say about change. There are thousands of great quotes on change. And we all know what it is like to experience change. We can hug it or hold it at arms length. Yesterday, […]

Early Celebration Can Cost You

  Last weekend the most embarrassing thing happened to our local make-it-big hometown football hero. He’s been making the sports highlight reels this week—all for the wrong reasons. The fourth-overall NFL pick made a big-time rookie mistake. Buffalo Bills wide receiver Sammy Watkins was stopped short of a touchdown on an 84-yard catch in the […]

You Always Are

  Love it or hate it, you always are. You are always leading. Seriously, even if you think you aren’t a leader, you are leading. People are watching. Leadership is influence. We are always influencing people by our actions, our attitudes and our words. Yes, you always are. Think about it. Even when you stand […]

An Unavoidable Principle of Leadership

  I’m not sure where I first heard it. I’m not sure who first said it or who wrote it. It may have been Dr. John Maxwell. I’ve learned a lot of leadership stuff from him over the years. All I know is that over my more than three decades of leadership experience and observation, […]

Pass It Around

  I know, a few of you may remember this title as a song by the 1990’s group, the Kottonmouth Kings, who are describing stoned friends passing around a marijuana joint. For sure, that’s not at all related to this post. Over the last days, I’ve been highlighting six life proverbs from “The Janitor,” a […]