Category Leadership

Seminary Wisdom: Leadership, Inside and Out of the Classroom

One day at an after-class meeting with a seminary professor, I was asked why I only spoke out in class once or twice per session. I explained my annoyance with other students who couldn’t shut up and who seemed to have an answer for everything. That I didn’t want to be such a student and […]

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Well, there it goes. The end of 2015. And now here we are at the beginning of its replacement. And so I have a question for you. It’s the kind of question that I suppose we hear a lot this time of year. No, I’m not asking you what your resolutions are. Though that may […]

Dr. Jenna Jacobs Gets Taken to the Woodshed; And Others Too

I am rejoicing right now in a grand appreciation for logic and wit. And it all began as I stumbled upon a video placed on my Facebook newsfeed. Given my fond affection for The West Wing and the good reputation my friend has for sharing great content, I pushed play and sat with eager anticipation. By the end of […]

Inspiring Greatness: The Call of a Virtuous Leadership

Just returned last night from three days at our company’s home office in the Dallas suburb of Addison, Texas. I suppose the meetings looked much like what you would find at any corporate gathering. Celebrating victories and inspiring new ones, increasing location alignment and sharpening brand awareness, equipping and empowering the team, sumptuous dinners and strong […]

Birthday Magic and Popping Wonders

Last week was his birthday. My boss at the steakhouse. He had the evening off, so once all the guests cleared out, a few of us—about a dozen or so—stayed behind to finalize all the preparations in one of our restaurant’s private dining rooms. Banners and balloons. Beers and wine, cake and snacks. Vodka. Once […]

Praying for Terrorists

We all remember what we were doing thirteen years ago today.  Where we were.  What city, what building, what room.  What was going on when we first heard the news.  I had arrived on-campus for seminary classes just after the first plane struck Tower 1 and walked into the commons to find myself standing with […]

With Eyes Open: Lessons in Leadership Humility and More…

“If your eyes are open, you will learn a lot during your time with me,” Dr Bradley B Bacon began during an impromptu meeting in his office.  “I would like to think that I’ve learned to do most things well.  Some, very well.  And you will do wisely to take notice of these things and […]

Doers versus Leaders

We often think of strong “doers” as true “leaders,” but there is a world of difference between a natural leader and a natural doer. Doers get up and get the job done. We think of them as “leading by example”— and they may very well invite others to stand up and come along with them. […]

One Proud Parent :)

This week I found out my eldest, the one who knew the names Putin and Ahmadinejad as a three-year-old, she wrote her first-ever essay.  And it wasn’t even for homework!  It was part of her application to be on her school’s Student Senate.  LOVE IT!  She is so excited ~ And I am so proud!!! […]