Why Some People Don’t Want to Forgive

A lot of people don’t want to forgive because they don’t understand what forgiveness really is. Forgiveness isn’t easy, however it is much easier than we all think. There is a lot of misunderstanding around forgiveness from well meaning people. Here...

How to build trust

Trust is the currency of every successful relationship. Marital relationships, dating relationships, work relationships, friendships, relationships between countries–every relationship you can think of depends on trust. Without trust, there is no relationship....

Execution and Implementation

“It’s not enough to be busy, so are the ants. The question is, what are we busy about?”  —Henry David Thoreau A few years ago, I listened to a great talk by, Chris Deleenher, a successful business leader from Texas. Below is a summary of what I learned from that talk....

Good Leaders Are Like Good Parents

Good Leaders are like good parents. They take responsibility for the lives of their people. This morning, I wanted to teach a small group of young leaders how to become better leaders by taking personal responsibility of their organizations. Finding a way to put that...

Faith Without Expectation is Dead

I have read a lot of articles and books about faith. One of the people that present a refreshing inside on faith is A. W. Tozer. The following view of faith comes from his work, minimally edited for clarity. Expectation and faith, though alike, are not identical. An...

Culture Impacts Everything

Our cultures shape and form who we are and who we become as individuals and as a society. Whether we are talking about a personal, family, organizational or even a national level, we know that the best way to develop excellence is to develop cultures of excellence....

Dreaming within the Dream: How to inspire personal passion and initiative within a team

Recently, I had a retreat with leaders from Shaping Destiny, a nonprofit organization that I founded over a decade ago. While we had a lot of fun, we spent some time in leadership development opportunities. What is dreaming within the dream? One of the concepts I...

Happiness is a choice

Happiness is a choice we must make for ourselves. No one else can make it for us no matter how much they love us or how hard they try. Did you know that happiness is a choice? Did you know that you can make the decision to be happy right now and start being so? Did...
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