Monthly Archives: February 2012

Leadership Lessons along the journey: Complexity


Complexity:  Complexity arises for leaders because we must deal with competing values, contrasting demands and contradictory perspectives.  This is the second universal leadership challenge mentioned by Allender.  At times, complexity has left me confused and paralyzed.  I have learned three … Continue reading

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Leadership Lessons along the journey: Crisis


Crisis:  Allender says, “Crisis has a way of sneaking up and biting you from behind.  It exposes either your lack of preparation or the foolishness of your presumption of security.” [1] I have certainly found that to be true in … Continue reading

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Leadership lessons along the journey


Dan Allender states it simply, “If you’re a leader, you’re in the battle of your life.” [1]  When my wife and I accepted the job as national leaders in an organization, our boss commented that it would be a couple of … Continue reading

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Workflow for “Stuff”


One of the lifestyle energy drainers is clutter.  Here is my adaption of David Allen’s idea from his book, Getting Things Done:  The Art of  Stress Free Productivity.  I have used this concept to get my email to zero most … Continue reading

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9 Lifestyle Energy Drainers


One month last year, our electric bill came back very high.  My secretary commented, “You are paying too high a price!”  She suggested calling an electrician to come and check our connections to assure that no one was “stealing” energy … Continue reading

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