If we are going to create wow experiences, we must become courageous. This is a personal, psychological bridge we need to cross. What we want—that wow experience—is on the other side of the ravine. There’s no other way to get there from here.
Archive for Courage
When we set goals, there’s nothing more frustrating than getting a slow start. We can see the target, we know where we want to go, but we can’t seem to get traction. That’s how I felt with our recent fall enrollment campaign for Platform University. We actually beat our goal in the end, but as […]
The foundation of effective leadership is character. Nothing else has more impact. Nothing else has greater reach. And nothing else can make up for its lack—not education, experience, talent, or contacts. Every now and then you hear a story about someone’s character that brings this principle into sharp focus. Gail and had this experience when […]
Maybe your boss is a jerk. Maybe he is just incompetent. Regardless, few of us get to work for great leaders. Here are five ways to cope.
This post is an excerpt from my friend Ken Coleman’s new book, One Question: Life-Changing Answers from Today’s Leading Voices. This chapter is based on an interview he did with me. At the end of the post, I will share how you can get a free copy of the book.
Courage is not the absence of fear. It is the willingness to act in spite of my fear. Here’s how I learned this invaluable lesson.
I stumbled onto this poem as I was browsing through my Evernote database. The source is unknown, though many claim to have written it. Regardless, I found it inspiring and thought you would too. When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all uphill, When the funds are low […]
Courage is not the absence of fear but rather requires fear. It provides the opportunity for courage. In this guest post by Jared Latigo, he explains how.
Most of us accept the fact that failure brings problems. But sometimes we are surprised that success does too. Here’s why.
Your failures, whether they’re relational, vocational or ministry-related, are fodder for future growth. Guest poster Mary DeMuth explains four ways this is true.
When it comes to fitness and health, what I hear the most is, “I just don’t have the time to exercise.” It’s true you need the time, but there’s something else you need more.
Much has been written on the topic of coaching employees. But very little has been written on the topic of coaching your boss. Here are eight suggestions for doing so.