Leadership Wired Blog

“The thankful receiver bears a plentiful harvest.” ~William Blake Here in the United States, tomorrow is Thanksgiving. For most of us, that means time with family, great food, and a chance to reflect on what we’re thankful for from the past year. When I look back on this year,... Read more

Leaders are readers of people. They study a person like they would a book, by paying careful attention to words. If you listen careful to the words someone says, you will learn a lot about that person. Specifically, you’ll discover the person’s attitude toward life, which reveals his... Read more

An immigrant shopkeeper’s son came to see him one day. Observing the disorganization of his father’s shop, the son complained, “Dad, I don’t understand how you run this store. You keep your accounts payable in a cigar box. Your accounts receivable are on a spindle. All your... Read more

In my new book, Learning from the Giants, I write about what it would be like to spend time with several giants of the faith, to ask them questions and hear them share the lessons they learned from their... Read more

In an era when all children get a trophy—regardless of performance, are told they can do anything they want to in life—even if they obviously cannot, and are showered with applause for even the most meager achievement, perhaps leaders should give less encouragement, not more. After all, when... Read more

Elijah has been gone from the room for a while, but the impact of his presence continues to linger. What a powerful man. We can tell that we have been in the presence of a giant of the faith. So I’m surprised when I look up and realize that... Read more

“Life is a one-way street. No matter how many detours you take, none of them leads back. And once you know and accept that, life becomes much simpler.” ~ Isabel Moore Choices have consequences that stalk us like a shadow. The effects of decisions made early in life affect our wealth,... Read more

The helmetless rider inadvertently struck a curb with her all-terrain vehicle and plunged over a six-foot drop-off, violently crash-landing on the ground below. The wreck left six-time Olympic gold medalist, Amy Van Dyken-Rouen, clinging to life. Airlifted to a nearby medical facility, she underwent a seven-hour operation during which doctors... Read more

No, not those Giants. (Although I’m sure there are many lessons we could learn from this year’s World Series winners the San Francisco Giants.) Instead, I’m talking about the giants of the faith whose stories are captured in the Bible. Imagine you could spend a day being... Read more

The surest index of your spiritual and emotional well-being is the degree of gratitude in your life. Where does gratitude come from, and how can we grow in gratefulness? Grateful people linger over life’s blessings The English word “thank” shares the same root as “think.” Thankfulness is intimately connected... Read more