No Matter the Year, Love Still Works

Let’s face it: 2020 was a difficult year, and we are ready for a better 2021.  COVID-19 wreaked havoc on our lives. We went from a booming economy to great uncertainty almost overnight. We have seen illness, death, job loss, social unrest, increased anxiety, a bitter presidential election, and a loss of normalcy in our lives. We are grieving over many things, including the sense of security many thought we possessed. But the truth is,…

Unity is the Goal. Now, How Do We Get There?

There’s no question that 2020 has been a difficult year. In addition to the chronic stress of the pandemic and environmental disasters, we’ve seen civil unrest and political strife. Many of us feel divided and scattered, and those feelings are bleeding into the workplace. As leaders, we’re no strangers to distressing situations. One of the main leadership skills is the ability to promote unity and action even when times are tough. How can we overcome…

5 Steps to Healthy Dialogue When Controversy Strikes

We’re living in an age of social media shouting and a massive lack of healthy conversation. Why is that? 30+ years ago, there were only 3-4 major media outlets; so by default, they had to serve a very broad audience. This also meant that positions were not nearly as extreme as they are today ,and the presentation was overall more polite. Another factor that has changed with the rise of more media outlets is our…

3 Ways Leaders can Communicate Hope in the Midst of Chaos

There is no question that this year has been chaotic. With a global pandemic alone, we’ve all felt the uncertainty that comes with such events. It was unprecedented and no one expected it.  As we all learn to navigate new normals, cope with bad news, and deal with off-and-on lockdowns, it’s important to remember that your employees are dealing with additional concerns about their salaries, their jobs, and their livelihoods. Now more than ever it’s…

Gratitude: The Antidote to Hopelessness

Gratitude for a Crazy Year Entering the holiday season means time together as a family, colder weather, warm meals, and plenty of gratitude. The holiday season is the time when we look back at the year we just had – the crazy year of election pandemonium, murder hornets, a wild and unprecedented pandemic, and off-and-on lockdowns. As I ponder the last 11 months, as crazy as they were, I’m also grateful and thought I would…

PODCAST: Our American Stories

Servant leadership is a way of living. Check out this episode to learn how to lead with love, the verb, in every area of your life.

PODCAST: Scale with Predictable Success

The best way to live is to learn While we can’t correct the mistakes we make, we can learn from them and become better versions of ourselves. In this session, I share: openly about the mistakes I made (and how I’ve worked to ameliorate them) my current Bible hero how to make hope an anchor practical steps to move forward in a positive way if you’ve made a mistake Listen to the episode

PODCAST: The DC Experiment (PartS I & II)

Applying principles of love in success and failure This is a 2-part series, we dive into leading with love from the board room to the family room.  Love is a verb, an action, and must be chosen. In times of success and failure, we must come together to lead as we’ve been taught by the ultimate servant-leader, Jesus. Listen to Part I Listen to Part II