In a hurry?

In a hurry?

Dallas Willard, who recently passed away, once gave some sage advice: “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.”  One of my friends who knew Dallas personally shared that phrase with me and it has really been resonating. “Ruthlessly eliminate hurry.” That’s profound, and something...
Because you didn’t run fast enough

Because you didn’t run fast enough

When I was an intern, very early on in my ministry, I was frequently late for staff meeting. Eventually, my supervisor took me aside and said, “When you are late, you’re communicating that you’re the most important person in the room– and that others can wait...
Wisdom from the crucible of experience

Wisdom from the crucible of experience

Experience isn’t just a matter of having done a lot of stuff or lived a long time. For experience to actually matter, we need to take time to reflect on what has happened and what we’ve done. Effective leaders take time to reflect on what’s going on in their...
Making virtual teams work

Making virtual teams work

I’ve been doing quite a bit of coaching recently with people who are forming virtual teams– teams that don’t normally gather locally but rather work together from remote locations. One of the things I’ve learned is that virtual teams work best if you have an...
Chasing two rabbits

Chasing two rabbits

An old proverb says, “The hunter who chases two rabbits catches neither.” This is the old problem we continue to face. When we are trying to do too many things, we become distracted and don’t accomplish any of them well.  Find out what is important and focus on that...