Leveraging the New Normal

As the world prepares to move forward, leaders find themselves caught in a struggle between what has been and what will be. Companies are finding themselves having to balance the current day-to-day struggles for survival by paying proper attention to how their business model needs to pivot in this crisis.  The first thing we should do to set ourselves up for success in leveraging the new normal is to set up two teams that can…

10 Ideas to Improve Your Work from Home Culture | Part I

We’re all seeing the trend to stay working from home (WFH), even as the COVID-19 pandemic begins to shift. Many organizations are choosing to keep WFH protocols in place and even those that are allowing offices to open are doing so on a hybrid basis in many cases. There are advantages and disadvantages (as there is with anything) in permanently working from home, but as a leader, whether your team and organization are partially or…

PODCAST: Make Work matter

In this episode, we discuss how to lead and manage with love through servant-leadership. Listen to the episode

PODCAST: Followership

In this interview, we discuss: Ryan and I discuss how:  Leaders lose faith in followers that would tell me what they want to hear. Leaders wish followers would bring them recommendations over problems. Followers should always try do the right the thing and do the best thing for the company over any personal agendas. And more! Click the link below to listen to the entire episode. And as always, feel free to share your takeaway with…

Reversing Toxic Negativity is an Inside Job

“Blessed are the righteous, for they will be filled.” In a talk given thousands of years ago, Jesus of Nazareth said, “Blessed are those who seek after righteousness, for they shall be filled.” So many times in our society today, we are seeking righteousness in others. There is a lot of criticism of those who happen to be in the opposing political party, or of those who have a different view of the world than…

PODCAST: The Inspired Way

In this interview, we discuss: Tim and I discuss Love Works and how I was led to write this book based on my tenure as a CEO and the lessons I learned along the way.  We talk about a number of topics including: how love is not being a soft leader, and how we as leaders also need to be firm and decisive; how kindness and truthfulness are extremely important when leading; conflict vs. confrontation and how they…

Working from Home: Where is this headed?

Is working from home (WFH) here to stay?  How fast will the acceleration to WFH jobs happen?  Will this trend continue and what should we do about it?  In this post, we are going to address four basic trends regarding WFH and then explore the pros and cons of a WFH culture. TREND 1:  THE RESULTS ARE MIXED:  Facebook and Twitter recently made decisions to commit to a permanent work from home culture. Yet other…

Book review: Manby Focuses on St. Paul’s Timeless Principles for Effective Leaders and Life

Tom Loarie reviews Love Works In a book review by The Mentors Radio Show host, Tom Loarie, Tom shares, “Manby’s Love Works gets right to the core biblical principle, love.”  He continues, “…whether in your personal life or at work [leadership effectiveness] springs forth from love and the exercise of love. I subscribe to this 1000%. I am not alone, just do a search on the keywords love and leadership.” To continue reading, click below. Read the entire…

Learning from COVID Trauma

How to learn from the trauma inflicted by COVID 19 Whether we want to admit it right now or not, COVID is not just a virus. It is trauma. Most of us have survived other traumas in our life and the odds are we will survive this trauma too. That’s good news. The bad news is that many of us have never seen trauma like this and without experience or the right tools to deal…

Questions to Ask Yourself to Determine If You’re in the Right Professional Environment

I talk a lot ABOUT leadership, and I talk TO a lot of leaders on a weekly basis. But, the same questions that I push them to ask of their teams are the same questions you as an employee should be asking yourself. If you’re not sure if you’re in the right professional or work environment, these questions are a good place to start. Do I know what’s expected? Do I have the tools &…

PODCAST: 500 Seconds of joy

In this interview, we discuss: Whether you lead in the home with your family, in the office with your coworkers or at church in a ministry, we can all learn how to be better leaders and lead with love. In this two part interview, Stephanie and I talk about what love really means, how to use encouragement in a practical and effective way, what it means to be truthful, and a takeaway for you to…