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The best books I read in 2015

I try to read as much as possible. I think the phrase, “Leaders are readers” fueled this in me. That and the fact that my then 92-year-old mother-in-law mentioned at our Christmas morning breakfast that she had read 123 books … Continue reading

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Effective Communication starts on the inside

I’ve had the privilege of serving full-time in the ministry of Youth for Christ for the past 28 years. Everything we are and do as a mission organization is geared to impacting the lives of teenagers who don’t know Jesus, … Continue reading

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Average or exceptional…

April 1st… opening day for the Cubs. I know that the Reds, Tigers and other teams had their first game yesterday, but for Cubs fans, today is opening day. For all the teams, hope springs eternal, and everyone (well, almost … Continue reading

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You have permission…

I remember reading in one of Bill Hybel’s books that he invites 6-8 people from his congregation to give him specific feedback on his talks. He gave them a sheet with several questions on it, and had them turn them … Continue reading

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Eight questions…

One of the few areas I have a lot of discipline in is planning. I’ve tried every kind of organization system… Franklin Planner, DayTimer, DayRunner, DayMinder, Planner Pads… you get the idea. I’ve finally settled in the last two years … Continue reading

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Distracted…

Friday I got to play just my second round of golf all summer. A good friend convinced me to get out on one of the hottest days of the summer, but it was great.  I had hoped to get out … Continue reading

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Wait…

Those who know me would use words like “creative” and “idea person” to describe me. So I was drawn to an article entitled “Habits of highly creative people”, and was a little surprised to read that the #1 characteristic listed … Continue reading

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