Category Archives: 21st Century Leadership

Mission – To build capability in 21st century business leaders, applying innovative business principles aligned to Biblical models.
Description – Sharing innovative best and next business practices that enable 21st century leaders to move to the next level, to differentiate themselves in the marketplace, to successfully create and implement solutions, aligned to Biblical models and designed to build the ability to impact their culture for Christ.

Leading Through Chaos

There were cows and barn doors flying through the air! Whole trees were spinning in the clouds like toothpicks! Okay, not really. But the storm had been so frightening that each time we told the story we embellished our tornado experience.  This … Continue reading

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Lessons From Dad

Several weeks ago I took my dad to visit his good friend, Don. They’ve been friends for over 30 years.  They worked together at Battelle Memorial Institute. Their wives were friends. They went to church together. Don just celebrated his … Continue reading

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When Leadership Fails

My friend Frank share some thoughtful insight in the demise of American icons like Wonder Bread and Twinkie. I am glad to see Frank lay blame at the feet of both the management and union leaders. However, and please know that … Continue reading

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Hey! This Is A 2-Way Street!

Do the following phrases  mean anything to you?  Eight to five. Twenty-two and a half inches. Check your diagonals.   For some of you these terms may bring back memories of high scool marching band because you spent years listening to … Continue reading

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Orange Barrels in Leadership

Orange barrels.  I am pretty confident that all I have to do is mention orange barrels and everyone who reads this will understand what I mean.  Road blocks. Traffic snarling confusion.  Sit and go nowhere road construction.  In America the … Continue reading

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GEMBA!

My mother was a pioneer in LEAN business methodologies. (Learn, examine, analyze, and notate.) Oh, she never had any training in LEAN tool application but she was an expert in learning what I was doing, examining how well I had … Continue reading

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Great Reminders for Courageous Leaders from Randy Conley

Originally posted on Leading with Trust:
Memorandum To: Leaders Everywhere From: A Fellow Sojourner Subject: Check Yourself Before You Wreck Yourself Dear fellow leaders, It has come to my attention that we are our own worst enemies. The lack of…

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It’s All In the View

Funny how different things look from the air.  Several years ago, to celebrate a significant birthday, I went skydiving.  It was a blast, most exciting thing I’ve ever done. (Aside from marrying my sweetheart and raising a few sons.)  Of … Continue reading

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Unto Me – Part 2

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At the risk of raising some criticism, I’m re-posting this thought with a few edits.  I’m just stuck here.  This thought of doing everything for Christ, taking myself out of the equation, has really impacted my decisions lately.  So, if … Continue reading

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The Sound of Silence

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Have you ever thought about silence. You know, that awkward silence when the boss asks a question and no one answers. Or when someone says something inappropriate. Or that moment in a meeting when a co-worker makes a statement that … Continue reading

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