Breaking Down Challenging Up Breaking Down Challenging Up

Breaking Down Challenging Up

Today’s post is an excerpt from our friend Clay Scroggins’ upcoming book How to Lead When You’re Not in Charge. Clay is currently the Lead Pastor of North Point Community Church. But back in 2008,…

A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles

A Lifetime’s Worth of Leadership Principles

Leading an organization effectively has to be done through principles . . . clear, simple principles that come from the heart of the leader. Principles that don’t change, transcend circumstances, locations, genders, generations, and even…

Leading Millennials Leading Millennials

Leading Millennials

There’s a lot of days when I feel like a dinosaur, especially in a world increasingly populated with millennials. So when I saw there was a breakout sessions on leading millennials at last year’s Catalyst…

The Three Levels of Listening The Three Levels of Listening

The Three Levels of Listening

Years ago, my company at the time engaged a consultant to teach us all to be better listeners. He taught us three levels of listening . . . attending, content, and feeling. I understand there are…

It Is What It Is It Is What It Is

It Is What It Is

It is what it is and it ain’t what it ain’t It’s life and it’s love and it ain’t gonna change It’s a beautiful mess I don’t wanna miss – Uncle Kracker I doubt my…

The Curse of Criticism The Curse of Criticism

The Curse of Criticism

“You need to control yourself!” “You’re screwing up!” “People in our family don’t do that!” All parents say stuff like this and it’s usually well-intended. We want our children and grandchildren to grow up to…

How Leaders Lead How Leaders Lead

How Leaders Lead

Every day, I’m more aware of the influence people have on other people. Leaders are people who have influence and use it for a purpose. Leaders are always leading . . . in one direction…

“You’re Fired” “You’re Fired”

“You’re Fired”

“You’re Fired.” It looked easy when ‘The Donald’ did it on his reality show The Apprentice. And maybe it is for him. In the real world, it’s tougher. Few people say or hear those exact words….

So What’s Normal? So What’s Normal?

So What’s Normal?

I’ve never been much of a history guy. I’m always looking ahead rather than behind. But years ago, one of my business partners taught me this principle: “The best predictor of future behavior is past…