#18 – Build Capability Before You Need It

This is #18 in the series, “50 Ideas Worth Fighting For.” Here’s another one that I like a lot. Since we know that nothing lasts forever, a healthy, necessary and realistic point of view for leaders to take is that whatever is working right now will not necessarily work next year. Rationally, we understand that.Continue reading “#18 – Build Capability Before You Need It”

Keep Showing Up

I have a few different “accountability” gatherings I participate in each month. “Accountability” isn’t a great word for them but it will have to do for now. These are individuals and small groups with whom I have established an intimate and trustworthy rapport and from whom I receive both the space and the grace toContinue reading “Keep Showing Up”

Follow the Breadcrumbs

Every time you speak and in every way that you act, you are telling us who you are, what you care about, how you are made. Consciously or not, you are always dropping a trail of breadcrumbs for yourself and others to follow that will lead to a deeper understanding of you. I didn’t realizeContinue reading “Follow the Breadcrumbs”

Sunday, in Silence

A cup of coffee. A long walk on a warm morning with an excited pup. Breakfast, the dishes. Patio clean-up, getting ready for winter in the middle of our October summer. A trip to the grocery store. It’s easy to be quiet there until you get to the register. Then, a friendly cashier is confusedContinue reading “Sunday, in Silence”

The Sound of Wholeness

Deep in the Quiet Wood Are you bowed down in heart? Do you but hear the clashing discords and the din of life? Then come away, come to the peaceful wood, Here bathe your soul in silence. Listen! Now, From out the palpitating solitude Do you not catch, yet faint, elusive strains? They are above,Continue reading “The Sound of Wholeness”

The Importance of Local

When I focus too much of my attention on global, national and even regional issues I am left feeling negative, overwhelmed and sometimes even heartbroken. When I focus more of attention on my local community, especially those sub-communities of which I am a part – family, church, workplace, client organizations – I feel challenged, energized,Continue reading “The Importance of Local”