Practical coaching, tools and help for Christian decision-makers and professionals.

The Servant Leadership Smart Management Imperative

"How Can I Serve You?" This one question captures the servant leadership, smart management mindset. There are books in my library that I continue to go back to over time. Often my return visit is to a single well marked page or two, the message of which continues to inspire me to better thinking and improved performance over time. And that is the case with this short passage from Understanding Leadership, published in 1991 and authored by Tom Marshall. A Question of Character, Not a Question of Function There are, Robert Greenleaf in his seminal book "Servant Leadership", says, “two [...]

The Servant Leadership Smart Management Imperative 2018-08-15T00:35:25+00:00

Shut the Door – Something Jesus said Helped Me Be More Productive Today

Something Jesus said helped me be more productive today. The Bible verse reads: "But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you." Matthew 6:6 Now I've spoken on this verse before while covering the topic of prayer. After all that's what Jesus is speaking about. He's giving his Disciples a practical lesson about the importance of having intimate fellowship and an ongoing conversation with God versus putting on a performance to create an image for people. So, it's very [...]

Shut the Door – Something Jesus said Helped Me Be More Productive Today 2018-07-24T08:39:35+00:00

Tame Your Long To-Do List

Do you have your to-do list with you? Simply writing an assortment of to-dos on a list doesn't mean it is the final list. Every individual and organization creates lists. We call them action plans. Sometimes they’re big like a strategic plan covering many years, large workforces, several countries and multiple products or programs. Other times they’re more personal, like the around-home to-do list that gets the lawn mowed, the dog washed, the washer in the hose changed, the windows cleaned, next week’s meals planned, the … well, you get the picture. Plans come in all shapes and sizes. All [...]

Tame Your Long To-Do List 2018-07-24T08:51:10+00:00

Beacon Bible Camp and the Origins of the Clarity Model

I've been asked a number of times before, “How did the Clarity Model get started?” So, here’s the backstory - the origins of the Clarity Model. The model really had its genesis back in the early to mid 90’s when Alice and I set aside business for a time and I took over as Executive Director of Beacon Bible Camp. Leadership and Management It was a pretty intense time of leadership as you can imagine. Beacon was a small but vibrant organization and we were the only full-time couple who were there. We felt the weight of taking over leadership [...]

Beacon Bible Camp and the Origins of the Clarity Model 2018-07-24T08:56:00+00:00

Clarity Training is Essential

I operate under a simple belief. Every Christian leader and professional should have Clarity Training in their tool box. Clarity Training is essential. I believe any new leadership team should absolutely understand the Clarity Model. I believe any organization that wants to be successful should ensure Clarity Training for their key people. And I'll go even further. I actually believe that every young person in college or university should have Clarity Training under their belt before they graduate. Seeing yourself and your situation clearly and knowing what to do next is just that important. That's true for individuals and it's [...]

Clarity Training is Essential 2018-07-24T08:56:08+00:00

12 Reasons Christian Camps Must Measure Performance

It still has me shaking my head. For the life of me, after so many years involvement and interest, I cannot understand why Christian camps fail to measure their performance. (And I mean far more than just creating the annual financial report and telling us how many campers attended this past year.) Sure, there was a day (remember, “back when we were there”, "back in the day") when things were simpler. Decision-making information and resulting conversation seemed clearer and contained far less layers of complexity. But not anymore. C’mon. God’s still the same, but the days we live in and [...]

12 Reasons Christian Camps Must Measure Performance 2018-07-24T08:55:51+00:00

Coaching One Leader Matters

I work with Christians who make things happen (just like you) - in companies, nonprofits, governments and ministries. I train and coach them to more quickly zero in on what matters, what's priority and what to do next. Leverage and multiplication drives me (and has for 40 years). It's a prime motivator. Where I can assist 10 leaders, they can reach 10,000 or more. Where I can add value to 1000 leaders, they can serve and impact 1,000,000. Amazing isn't it. Multiplication and leverage. So, if I can assist you to work and lead more effectively every day (and I [...]

Coaching One Leader Matters 2018-07-24T08:59:47+00:00

Christian Leadership Coaching

Why Christian Leadership Coaching? Christian leadership coaching is engaged by Christian leaders and executives because like any other business or organizational leader, they want something to be different. They are intent on addressing personal, professional or organizational concerns. However, they want to work with a seasoned professional Coach who in addition to assisting them with business and ministry goals, shares a common Lord, common spiritual language and a common ultimate life purpose. Typically, and this is certainly true of our clients, they want more out of their total life. And while the emphasis of coaching may be oriented toward work, [...]

Christian Leadership Coaching 2018-07-24T09:01:35+00:00

Christian Camping Builds Leaders and Professionals

I believe Christian camping's contribution to leadership around the world is significant. I also believe that some of the best professionals, entrepreneurs, workers, givers and contributors to society can look back to attendance and service at camp as a defining factor in their younger years that influenced their growth as people and professionals. Now I'll admit to being biased (even after many years of formally being away from camp). I love camp. I love working with the leaders. I love the young men and women in whom I see such potential. I love teaching the scriptures. I love those one [...]

Christian Camping Builds Leaders and Professionals 2018-07-24T09:02:55+00:00

Completing an Executive Assessment

Completing an executive assessment is a critical first step for the effective development and deployment of leadership. When combined with thorough analysis and insightful debriefing, the proper assessment is powerful. And I can't stress the debriefing enough. I'm being extreme, but just about everybody and their cousin provides some type of assessment. And all those who debrief assessments are not equal. There is debriefing and then there is quality so buyer beware. Here's How Our Executive Assessment Engagement Works: You contact us to discuss what it is you wish to accomplish We determine a strategy, what assessments to use and [...]

Completing an Executive Assessment 2018-07-24T09:07:16+00:00