fbpx
Gunners Gunners
Walking the Talk

Gunners

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 12, 2012

Gunners:  the hyper-aggressive leaders who make things happen. I am a gunner. I didn’t realize it until I heard my son describe one of the gunners in his class in medical school. “She is on a mission, man….I mean, she knows the answers to every question….she is always there; she’s always early, and she is…

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! Surprise!
Leadership

Surprise! Surprise!

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 8, 2012

Have you ever been completely surprised by the abrupt resignation of someone on your team? Have you ever gotten the call from your wife telling how your teenage son or daughter has done something totally uncharacteristic of them? It feels like a kick in the groin doesn’t it? Hurt. Betrayed. Unappreciated. Embarrassed. Ashamed. That’s how…

Who Makes The Rules? Who Makes The Rules?
Theology

Who Makes The Rules?

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 5, 2012

Suppose there was a king….a good king…who ruled over his land with both justice and mercy. Everyone knew him to be a good-hearted king, but he was strong on people who didn’t respect each other. His view of the law was that it was to protect everyone from everyone, and to reflect well on him…

Perception Is NOT Reality – Part II Perception Is NOT Reality – Part II
Theology

Perception Is NOT Reality – Part II

Posted by Regi Campbell on March 2, 2012

O.K., this is going to be frustrating. But it is true. We can’t know, like completely and totally know what’s real, until we die. That’s why it’s called faith. We have to “park” what we don’t know and not let those issues derail us. Peace comes from resolving what you can know and what you…

Perception Is NOT Reality – Part I Perception Is NOT Reality – Part I
Decision-Making

Perception Is NOT Reality – Part I

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 27, 2012

“Hey man, my wife is driving me crazy. She doesn’t do anything to show me that she loves me.” “Really? You honestly believe what you’re saying?” “Perception is reality, man. That’s the way it looks to me. That’s the way it feels. I’m about to be outta’ here!” One of the most common phrases I…

The “Heavy Water” of Trust The “Heavy Water” of Trust
Walking the Talk

The “Heavy Water” of Trust

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 23, 2012

In a nuclear power plant, “heavy water” keeps the reactor cool as it burns the fuel, which creates the steam that turns the turbines that generate electricity. “Heavy water” is actually deuterium oxide, which is like water, but about 11% more dense. (There’s your physics lesson for today!) All the catastrophes (and near catastrophes) at…

Driven or Called? Driven or Called?
Walking the Talk

Driven or Called?

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 21, 2012

Almost all of us guys get up every day and go to work. Work involves people, and we deal with all kinds of attitudes. Some, we’d just rather not have to deal with at all if we didn’t have to. But others are a joy to be around. And I’m not just talking “Christian” vs….

When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees… When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees…
Grace

When I (finally) Dropped To My Knees…

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 14, 2012

It was early in my business career. Our start up venture was a little over two years old. We had opened our first expansion city office, and it was awful. Wrong market, wrong people, wrong location, wrong tactics, wrong everything! On a flight with our chairman and our attorney, it became immanently clear that we…

“Denial” is not a river in Egypt “Denial” is not a river in Egypt
Death & Dying

“Denial” is not a river in Egypt

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 9, 2012

Okay, most people don’t really want to talk about death.  We avoid deathly-ill people.  None of us feel competent in being around the surviving family when death has struck; we don’t know what to say… what to do or how to handle ourselves. And we do a similar dance when it comes to our own…

Where’s Her Heart? Where’s Her Heart?
Marriage

Where’s Her Heart?

Posted by Regi Campbell on February 6, 2012

I had lunch with one of “my guys” the other day. It was our “one on one” to get to know each other. He toured me around his office, introduced me to his partners, and totally blew me away with how smart and competent he was. But at lunch, when we started talking about marriage,…