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
Management is not the same thing as leadership. How so? Management is primarily focused on implementation while leadership is focused on inspiration. Management is primarily focused on making today better than yesterday while leadership is focused on make the future better than today. Management is primarily focused on how / what while leadership is focused … Continue reading Manage or Lead?
Moses’ leadership almost didn’t happen. You remember his story, don’t you? He was conceived during an ethnic genocide against male babies (Exodus 1). If the leaders of his day had their way, Moses would never have seen his first birthday. I won’t go into the details of Moses’ journey to leadership, but suffice it to … Continue reading Responding to Complainers