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“Hey Mom! Turn right! No: I mean turn left.—Oh, I guess you have to turn around and go back.”  Those were the instructions my children were calling out to their mother from the Observation Deck of the Human Maze. Our family was enjoying (well the children were enjoying it) a family night of fun together. My wife had been convinced…

“I don’t actually trust you” are strong and offensive words. None of us like to hear someone has doubts about our abilities or even worse our character. We like to think of ourselves as people in whom others can place their confidence. Leadership is a trust relationship which goes both ways. In a future post I will address how subordinates…

Good leaders don’t leave organizations/churches that they hate: they leave the ones they love. Often they don’t leave because they are mad or upset: they are just tired and used up…they feel they don’t have anything left to give. The travesty could have been avoided by good oversight. Although there are probably one hundred reasons that this is true, I…

“Some people are your friends all the time and others are only friends of convenience when they are with you!” I made the comment during a discipleship meeting with a young man whom I believe is going to be a great leader in the future. I continued on to explain that I saw this as a matter of character and…

When Joel Manby showed up at the theme parks his company owns for the CBS TV show “Undercover Boss,” he was hoping to see the core principles of his company in action. Joel is the President and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment, which owns and operates dozens of theme parks across the country such as Dollywood, Stone Mountain in Georgia…

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