Mastering Tough Conversations Part 2

3 ways to get make the conversation safe again

1. Step out of the conversation and acknowledge safety might be gone

2. State or find your mutual purpose

3. See others the way you want to be seen, with respect … More Mastering Tough Conversations Part 2

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Mind the Gap!

Yesterday was Easter! If you are on staff at a church, there is a good chance you are taking it easy today. Enjoy the much-needed rest. But as you know, there is another service coming up in six days. The guests that made it out to your church this past weekend will likely be considering another visit this coming Sunday. I would like to offer some considerations for your sermon this weekend. Let’s get plugged into leadership before you get writing. … More Mind the Gap!

Feeling Used?

One of the reasons I am so passionate about leadership is because I have experienced and reflected on the great leaders I have had and leaders that are, well, less than great. What makes someone a great leader? Can you think of someone that would put in the category of a great leader? What types of things did they do that would cause you to place them into that category? Let’s get plugged into leadership and find out. … More Feeling Used?

Are Miracles Possible?

In the book “I don’t have enough Faith to be an Atheist”, authors Geisler and Turek bring up an argument from Benedict Spinoza.  The form of his argument is as follows.     Miracles are violations of natural laws.     Natural laws are immutable.     It is impossible to violate immutable laws.     Therefore, miracles are … More Are Miracles Possible?

7 Things I Wish I Had Known in High School

High school – it’s a weird time.

When you enter ninth grade, you feel tiny and overwhelmed – a strange contrast to the confident persona you easily assumed as king of the jungle in the eighth grade.

As you age, you begin to learn the ropes, but realize that not only do you have to keep up with your own personal changes – external and internal – you also must become aware of everyone else’s. … More 7 Things I Wish I Had Known in High School