Yes, we can…

...the way forward.

Going forward is marked by “Yes, we can.” There can be a few setbacks, reductions, realignments and other complications, but consider your “Yes” drive. It’s possible. It’s needed. It’s best. It’s worth the commitment. Let’s put our heads together and make it work. This will improve our position. Don’t give up. These are the files […]

Trusting…

...not so hard.

Years ago, we were confronted with: “God is dead.” While it’s not true, it represented a strong stream of thinking in our culture. Should we be surprised that the cover of Time Magazine April 3, 2017, which I have not read, asks the question,”Is truth dead?” I see it as a natural out flow from […]

Decisive Leadership

...need now more than ever.

In any circle of management, ministry, or teamwork, we need decisive leadership. I recall one of my mentors saying, “I might not always be right, but I’m always decisive.” I’d follow him most anywhere. The truth is, indecisive leadership isn’t always right either, but particularly hard to follow. America, as always is in need of […]

Get The Word Out…

...more options than ever.

Fake news is in the news…and it ought to be. It’s wearisome to sort out the news from historic news organizations that we believed in our naivet√© was right on and truthful. Often in conflict with political opinion, we looked for the reality among us…until…it occurred that we might be getting filtered messages from another […]

Abusing Power in Leadership…

...not what you think.

Recently, I attended a global conference on accountability. Logically, one of the first discussions was about the abuse of power by leaders. We had a good discussion on the subject as you might expect and then something special happened. One small group member asked about the abuse of the power of the Holy Spirit in […]

Crisis Leadership…

...no surprise.

Still remaining with issues for what I call crisis leadership, a good leader has an expectation of a crisis. Whether it be product failure, bad press, poor performance or otherwise, the crisis shouldn’t come as a complete surprise. A leader is circumspect in these things, knowing where the chain of operations is weakest and where […]

Crisis Leadership…

...mission critical.

Still thinking of crisis leadership today, I want to draw attention to the need for mission imperatives in the process. Often crisis management involves process and process refinement, if not realignment. These are appropriate directions in working through a crisis, but never paramount. Most important is to retain a focus on the essential objectives of […]

Good Minister

...makes for a good fellowship.

I spoke with a Salvation Army Corps Officer (minister) over the weekend after attending their worship meeting and enjoying a good sermon. He used some interesting ways to present his message for which I commended him. Humbly, he responded with an indication that he is working on improving his sermons. He is studying different methods […]

Non-offensive living…

...for good reason.

Often in our culture we are asked and required to do things that test our priorities and purposes in life. The laws of the land may not seem appropriate, consistent or even relevant to our faith. Many believers take issue with the sanctioning of marriage for same sex couples. Bakeries are being required not to […]

Learning from the Master…

...no time to waste.

When will we learn? The teacher wonders some times when the students will ever understand the lesson. With limited time and high priority, the teacher does their best to get the message across. We as students need to listen and apply the learning. When the lesson comes from the Master, all the more we should […]