Grace…


What does this word mean to you? Do it mean a prayer before a meal? Does it mean the way someone moves? Does it mean a period of time? Does it mean how you should respond to others? Does it mean how God responds to you? If we use Jesus as our example then we… Continue reading Grace…

How will you treat the owner?


You realize your role is care taker right? You realize your role is to be a good steward right? So when the owner comes to check in on how things are going, how will you treat them? What if they send a delegate instead of showing up personally, how will you treat them? What if… Continue reading How will you treat the owner?

How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?


There is a huge difference between reacting and responding. A reaction is typically quick, without much thought, tense and aggressive. A response is thought out, calm and non-threatening. A reaction typically provokes more reactions – perpetuating a long line of hatefulness with nothing accomplished. A response typically provokes discussion – perpetuating healthy discussion (debate even)… Continue reading How should you be responding? Are you reacting or responding?

Emotions vs Logic…


Ever learned how they are diametrically opposed? I have over the years had the opportunity in both a work and a volunteer situation been able to learn about how the brain works and the battle that takes place between emotions and logic. Be it back when I was in a call center and not only… Continue reading Emotions vs Logic…

Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?


How do you respond to a request? What if the request becomes a demand, does that change your response? How do you determine if it is an OK request or a ridiculous request or something in the middle? How do you respond when it is the first request? How do you respond when it is… Continue reading Ever found certain people or certain places to be very demanding?

Stay above the fray! Take the high ground! Don’t get drawn into the mud slinging!


Ever realized that there are some people who seem to not like your success? Ever noticed the techniques that are taken to try and ruffle your feathers and get you to engage? We know from 2 Timothy 1: So do not be ashamed of the message about our Lord that we tell people. And do… Continue reading Stay above the fray! Take the high ground! Don’t get drawn into the mud slinging!

Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?


Are you content with where you are at? Are you satisfied with where you are at? Would you add anything to your plate? Would you remove anything from your plate? Would change anything? Now before you answer that ... what if you knew there was a change coming that could obliterate everything as it is… Continue reading Is there anything you would add? would remove? would change?

Do you need to be involved with everything?


Do you need to be involved in everything? What if it is what you have been doing for years and a new person comes in and starts wanting to change thing? What if it is what you have owned? It might be better or it might just cause more angst with others who depend on… Continue reading Do you need to be involved with everything?

How much do you need to protest to prove your case?


The Story of Job. – Day 36 Who do you trust? What do you trust? When do you trust? Where do you trust? Why do you trust? How do you trust? If you trust then do you need to keep protesting and trying to prove your case? If you trust then do you need to… Continue reading How much do you need to protest to prove your case?

How will you feel the day after?


The Story of Job. - Day 31 The day after the first announcement, how do you feel? The day after the holiday party, how do you feel? The day after the report, how do you feel? The day after the news, how do you feel? The day after the even, how do you feel? The… Continue reading How will you feel the day after?

What do you do when you don’t know what to do?


The Story of Job. - Day 24 What to do? How to respond? You give your decision and are told you are supported but have one more conversation with someone else. You share your decision and are told that they want you to be happy even though they wouldn't be happy with your decision and… Continue reading What do you do when you don’t know what to do?

What is the quality of the feedback you are receiving?


The Story of Job. - Day 18 When you think about giving or receiving feedback, are there any methodologies or practices you consider in how you deliver it? Do you try the sandwich method where it has to start and end with a positive and then the real meat of the situation comes in the… Continue reading What is the quality of the feedback you are receiving?

How would you answer?


The Story of Job. - Day 17 Yesterday, even though our family wasn't all together, even though our incredible friends and neighbors invited us to have Thanksgiving dinner with them, I am thankful because of the time with my kids where we went and saw a movie together (getting the early matinee showing of Playing… Continue reading How would you answer?

Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.


When you learn there is change coming, what is your first response? When you hear about pressure coming, what is your response? Do you have a solid foundation to stand upon? Do you have a strong fortress to lean and retreat to? Does it matter what type of change it is? Does it matter what… Continue reading Hear comes change. Hear comes pressure.

Do you realize the responsibility that comes with leadership?


Consider the impact of leading people to the top and the responsibility you have and had to get them there, the skills, the trials, the perseverance to get there. Consider the impact of leading people off track and leading to their demise and the responsibility you have and had in getting them there, the lies,… Continue reading Do you realize the responsibility that comes with leadership?