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Good Leaders Have a Limp

Maybe you’re familiar with the story I’m referring to. It’s found in Genesis 32 in the Old Testament. Alone for the night, the patriarch Jacob is confronted by “a Mysterious Man,” and the tw…

4 Metrics of Child Rearing

A recent conversation with a friend about business recruiting actually highlighted a couple of parenting insights. I was meeting with a CEO who was evaluating his internship program. In determining wh…

4 COVID Impacts

There’s a meme going around that says, “Whoever said ‘The days go slow and the years go fast didn’t know 2020.’” What a year. I’ve worked my way through a few mask styles, read some book…

Voice, Center, Path, Toolbox

Frameworks are good. They help steer our imagination and energy. They help us focus on the things that matter most. They create repositories of insights that can be recycled at a later time. It is com…

Rock Solid Hiring

I write a lot about hiring because I get a ton of questions about hiring from my clients. I also write a lot about hiring because I am convinced that great hires eliminate massive amounts of problems …

The Four Audiences of Jesus

Feeling pulled in different relational directions? If so, you’re in good company. The same thing happened to Jesus. Literally. Consider this scene. Jesus has just healed a demon-possessed man, and H…

Without Wax

I distinctly remember the first time I received a handwritten letter from Prof. Though I don’t recall the subject of his note, I very clearly remember his signature, one which has served as an inval…

Survey, Stack, Swap

Does your stomach start churning when you survey the avalanche of work waiting for you? Perhaps you let out a defeated sigh that first time you check your email each morning or power up your phone aft…

Collective Wisdom

We are enamored with experts and their expertise. Expert analysis from expert analysts. Expert testimony from expert witnesses. Expert advice from expert consultants. Given the choice, we nearly alway…

The Value of the Long View of Life

At the end of every season my son’s basketball coach used to deliver a simple message: “Do not let high school basketball be the best thing or worst thing that has ever happened to you in …

More Is Caught Than Taught

“Hey buddy, you got a busy day?” “Hey ma’am, how’s your day going?” Same words. Same tone. Over and over. On any other day, I wouldn’t have given a second thought to the all-too familiar…

Life Is All About Your Relationships

Which is more valuable: IQ (Intelligence Quotient) or EQ (Emotional Quotient)? IQ is the intellectual ability to sort ideas, manage knowledge, and direct thoughts. EQ is the ability to manage relation…
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