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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 Imperative2018-08-15T00:35:25+00:00

7 Reasons I Wouldn’t be Without the Clarity Model

Here are 7 reasons I wouldn’t be without the Clarity Model. All of them relate to the fact that on any given day I need to move priorities forward. It doesn’t matter what hat I happen to have on, personal, professional or leader, I need the tools to get the job done. I wouldn’t go out trekking in the wild without having a compass and map. Nor would I navigate through the wild of life, business and service without the compass and map of the Clarity Model at my ready disposal. Here’s what makes this knowledge invaluable to me 1. I Can Use [...]

7 Reasons I Wouldn’t be Without the Clarity Model2018-07-24T08:39:45+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 Today2018-07-24T08:39:35+00:00

Get the Action Plan Advantage

Want an Action Plan Advantage? What are your desired outcomes from this upcoming week, the next quarter or the year ahead? What do you need to do to make those things happen … ... find a solution? ... take advantage of an opportunity? ... troubleshoot something that isn't working? ... just focus, tweak, maintain momentum and get the job done? Let's Be Clear Those who get an Action Plan Advantage Find solutions. Take advantage of opportunities. Troubleshoot problems more accurately. Focus. Adjust, maintain momentum and GET THE JOB DONE. Making Plans I'll bet hardly a day goes by that you [...]

Get the Action Plan Advantage2018-07-24T08:51:19+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 List2018-07-24T08:51:10+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 Model2018-07-24T08:56:00+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 Essential2018-07-24T08:56:08+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 Performance2018-07-24T08:55:51+00:00

Business Leadership Coaching

Business leadership coaching is a strategic investment. Working with a seasoned coach creates a confidential setting in which to discuss personal performance and think through important aspects of business that influence competitive advantage in today's marketplace. It allows the owner or executive to talk through and flesh out strategy, discuss important operational concerns and improve work and leadership habits that contribute to positive growth. Over the years we have coached business clients experiencing head-turning success. We have also coached others with challenges for whom turn-around was critical. One client captured the sentiment of most. “I need some solid objective support. [...]

Business Leadership Coaching2018-07-30T22:56:50+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 Matters2018-07-24T08:59:47+00:00