Andy’s Sailboat: A Love Story
Originally posted on Leading by Serving: Sometimes it’s about finishing that really counts… I grew up on a lake in Michigan. Two doors down was a boyhood friend named Andy. Andy and I were good friends growing up. Andy and I were way different in many ways. Andy was a tinkerer. He always had a…
Should I Keep Hiring People Smarter Than Me? Ask Madeleine
Great article about one of the fears in the hiring process. If you can relate- this will likely be very helpful! Enjoy! Blanchard LeaderChat Dear Madeleine, I have been managing people for a couple of years now. I enjoy it, and the people who work for me are thriving. My problem is all the new…
5 Tips to Help You Remember Names
Originally posted on Gina London's Little Adventures: “Oh, I’m terrible with names.” How many times have you heard that? Perhaps you’ve even said it yourself. There’s enormous value in a name! As self-fulfilling prophesies go, this may be one of the easiest. If you tell yourself and others that you’re not good at remembering…
Crazy About You
Originally posted on howsyourlovelife: When we were dating, my guy’s grandmother lived with his family. The woman was well into her 90’s and had Alzheimer’s, often showing signs of confusion, but one thing was certain; she loved her grandson. He could walk into the room and Grandma would light up from eyes to feet, overjoyed…
Careful What You Wish For
Originally posted on howsyourlovelife: A woman was telling me recently how much she wished her husband would lead their family; she was so tired of being the ‘spiritual leader’ of their home but he was resistant, so she often took the reins. We talked about ways to give up the need to lead and give…
The Trouble with Trust
Great post on the importance of trust in leadership. Trust is the glue that holds a relationship together! Enjoy! Lead Today In my last post I started out writing about trust and it sort of morphed into something else. Let?s see if I can stay on track this time? Trust! It?s vital to any positive…
Can ministry be destructive to the marriage relationship? This is a tough subject and one that is not discussed enough in the Christian community. We all are called to serve and make disciples. We serve the poor and needy. We serve other Christians. We serve our families. We serve at our churches. We are called…
Men: 10 Shopping Tips for Christmas!
Originally posted on Leading by Serving: Ah, the Christmas season has begun! A time for family, great food and gift giving! One problem: The thought of Christmas shopping makes most men cringe. I would guess that most men would do diaper duty instead of hitting the mall! Yet, we know we have to do it…
Thanksgiving: Sending The Thief Away
Originally posted on Leading by Serving: Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. It seems like it’s the complete package for me. My busy family taking the time to gather together. Deep family traditions. Great food and drink. Watch the Lions lose (former Detroiter- can’t help it). No gifts to mess things up. …
Willy Will Save Us All!!
From Chris Harvey, writer and friend! Enjoy!