I recently saw an interesting site: two local business had signs out front advertising that they were open for business on Sundays. Increasingly companies are open on Sundays – even the local public library recently added permanent Sunday hours. It used to be that Sunday was sacred even for those who didn’t go to church … Continue reading Now Open!
Leaders deal with problems. Most of us don’t relish the idea, but it’s part of our calling; we have to deal with a lot of problems. A typical piece of advice about dealing with problems is to see them as opportunities or potential rather than just problems. That is helpful. If we focus only on … Continue reading The Problem/Potential Pendulum
This post is from Wayne L. Winquist Jim Gaffigan is a funny man and the father of five children. He said, “Parenting is a cult. And as a cult member, you can try to explain it to other people, but we just appear like lunatics.” In other words, being a father isn’t an easy assignment. … Continue reading Wayne’s Word…
This last part of the Leaders are Readers series. If we are to become better readers, we have to keep the benefits of reading in mind. There are many possible benefits to reading, but I will limit this post to four: 1. Increased knowledge is the most apparent benefit of reading knowledge. The more we … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.4
This is part three of a four-part series on reading. Click here for part one and here for part two. Helpful hint #3 to become a better reader: Eat that elephant! How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The same is true with reading. You don’t have to devote extended amounts … Continue reading Leaders are Readers – pt.3
Do you wish you were a better reader? Does the idea of reading frustrate you? Do you forget most of what you have read, so you wonder what is even the point? I’ve been there. Several years ago, I was frustrated with my reading ability but, eventually, I got better. As I mentioned in the … Continue reading Leaders are Readers – pt. 2
“Yeah, uh, I really don’t like to read much.” I can’t tell you how many times a man has said that when I asked them about reading. Most of the time, it goes back to one simple reason: “I’m not very good at reading.” You want to know a secret? I wasn't very good at … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.1