True Generational Impact

I thought about this post upon the release of “Because of a Teacher, Volume II: Stories from the First Years of Teaching,” and I wanted to share this quick thinking with you all…     I saw an Internet meme years ago that I often share as a joke. The quote is as follows:   […]

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Walk Away and Watch it Grow: How to Step Away and Still Win

As business leaders, we’ve been programmed to think that we have to be chained to our desks and phones, always in meetings, and always ready to drop everything to fix a problem at work. And, of course, we’ve also been conditioned that there is simply no time for a vacation.

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The Why and How of Dealing with Conflict at Work

Handling Conflict Nobody really enjoys conflict. But there are times it is unavoidable and even important. As a leader, you won’t be able to make positive changes, in many cases, without some conflict. But if you avoid conflict rather than dealing with it as a necessary part of business? You can make it much, much […]

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Faith Lessons From My Friendship With Jesus (Part 3)

For the past few weeks, I’ve been writing a series of articles looking back at my 60 years of walking with Jesus and describing some of the faith and ministry lessons I’ve learned along the way. Read Part 1 HERE, and Part 2 HERE. The world has changed mightily in the 42 years since I […]

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Lower Your Stress, Think With Clarity, and Lead with Ease

Change Your Lens Many capable leaders have resigned themselves to pervasive stress and being overwhelmed. They push through with brute force — day after day — in a state of perpetual exhaustion. But there’s a radical alternative, according to Executive Coach Jody Michael — and it’s available no matter what the challenges may be. In […]

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3 Ideas for Getting Back on Track

I have been feeling quite off lately, and I have noticed that some of the habits that had helped me get a hold of my physical and mental health had started to fall off. Not big things like exercising daily and most of my meals being healthy, but smaller things that added up over time. […]

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Using the Planner as a Business Tool

The Full Focus Planner has sold more than a million copies to all sorts of people: teachers, designers, accountants, executives, sales professionals… the list goes on and on. We love that so many people are finding the planner so useful in their lives!

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How Leaders Become Strategists

Pinpointing the Crux As someone who loves studying and implementing strategy, I read numerous books on the subject each and every year. Many offer the same tired ideas, but a few stand out and offer ideas you can use immediately. One of those books is Richard Rumelt’s The Crux: How Leaders Become Strategists. As it […]

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Faith Lessons From Over 60 Years of Friendship With Jesus (Part 2)

In my previous article, I started a series looking back at my 60-plus years of walking with Jesus and describing some of the faith and ministry lessons I’ve learned along the way. If you missed that article, you can find it here. I’ve had a lot of people throughout the years come into my office […]

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5 Points To Get Across in a Teaching Interview (And more interview resources)

I have received several emails in the past month asking for resources on interviews as many educators are going through that process.  Below, I have shared a post originally written in 2018 that encourages people getting interviewed to try and steer the process to their benefit.  Hopefully, you will find it useful!   I also […]

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