When Does Our Opinion Matter?

The French Enlightenment writer, historian, and philosopher, Voltaire, once said, “Opinion has caused more trouble on this little earth than plagues or earthquakes.” Former frontman of Nirvana, Kurt Cobain, said, “We have no right to express an opinion until we know all of the answers.” This then begs the question, “When does our opinion matter?”. Continue reading “When Does Our Opinion Matter?”

Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness

At first they just mocked him and spoke poorly about him, but after a while, they did everything in their power to put him to death. It started with jeering, mocking, and hateful speech. And instead of getting a response of anger, their actions were met with patience and grace. When they didn’t get theContinue reading “Suffering, Grace, and Forgiveness”

Our Job Is To Listen

“Are you listening to anything I’m saying?” Have you ever had this question asked to you? Better yet, have you ever asked this question in your head to the person you went to for help, advice, or to resolve an issue? There have been many times I have asked myself this question about people IContinue reading “Our Job Is To Listen”

Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)

“Be strong and courageous, because you will lead these people to inherit the land I swore to their ancestors’” (Joshua 1:6). Last time I discussed that strong and courageous leadership starts with submission to God. This time, I want to discuss how strong and courageous leadership means standing strong and being courageous in the faceContinue reading “Be Strong and Courageous (Part 2)”

The Power of Investing

If you have been reading my blog for any length of time, you may have noticed the emphasis I place on investing in those you lead. Investing in your people is crucial to the success of any company or organization, and it also creates a successful, well rounded culture. Investing in people is the mostContinue reading “The Power of Investing”

Don’t Assume

Today I had the pleasure of being told that I had said and done things that were offensive to someone else. When I got the news, I was taken back. When I probed for more details, I found that the accusations against me were nowhere near accurate, and that great detail was missing to putContinue reading “Don’t Assume”

Reflection

“Learning without reflection is a waste, reflection without learning is dangerous” ~Confucius~ At the end of each year, I try to make it a habit to reflect personally and professionally over the past year. Needless to say, 2020 is a year unlike any other. Life has definitely not been the same this year, which meansContinue reading “Reflection”