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Living Between the Lines

Living Between the Lines

Living Between the Lines Give careful thought to the paths for your feet, and be steadfast in all your ways. — Proverbs 4:26 (NIV) 2017 was an interesting year for leadership. In fact, it may very well have been a pivotal year for the concept because so much of what happened raised a powerful yet

Don’t Take Yourself Too Seriously… Relax!

A merry heart does good, like medicine. — Proverbs 17:22 I work with a lot of leaders. And one thing I’ve found is that many times they take themselves much too seriously. Of course, they’re not alone. I meet people in every walk of life who have too much doom and gloom in their attitudes. They

lead with heart

Connect with People: Heart Before the Head

I used to tell my staff, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” They would groan because they heard me say it so much, but they recognized that it was true nonetheless. You develop credibility when you connect with people and show that you genuinely care and want

what makes a leader

What Makes a Leader?

What makes a leader? Rank? Status? Celebrity? Caste? Clout? Style? Is leadership automatically bestowed by a box on the organizational chart? Where do position and power figure into the formula for leadership? And what is the ideal model for leaders? Is it the corporate CEO? The military commander? The head of state? Jesus answered all