Today’s BIG IDEA— “Your greatest contribution to the world as a leader may not be something you do, it might be someone you raise.” –Andy Stanley When my first daughter was born, the nurses could tell we were total rookies in the parenting game, so they graciously...
“It’s not lack of love, but lack of friendship that makes unhappy marriages.”—Nietzsche Today’s BIG IDEA—No one arrives at a great marriage by accident. A few years ago, my wife and I decided to join a one-year marriage enrichment program through our church. We...read more
Today’s BIG IDEA—“You either learn to manage money, or the lack of that skill will manage you for the rest of your life.” –Dave Ramsey For years my wife was worried about our financial future and tried to bring it to my attention. One night in 2012, she finally got...read more
Today’s BIG IDEA—Last week we discussed the importance of having a family vision. Today we will take that concept further by exploring how to apply principles of thriving businesses to leadership in the home. Starbucks has become renowned for their atmosphere of...read more
Today’s BIG IDEA—Last week we talked about the importance of having a family leadership strategy, and that strategy starts with creating a family vision. In the winter time, I love to go backcountry snowboarding. That means we don’t go to ski resorts with a chair...read more
This week we start a new series on family leadership. Today’s BIG IDEA—If you have a family, or want to start one some day, a family leadership strategy needs to be part of your overall leadership plan for your life. Here is a question to consider—What would success...read more
This week I had to say goodbye to a close friend, my beloved German shepherd of 10 years—Sequoia. She was fiercely loyal, an unapologetic love machine, and my adventure buddy. She logged a lot of miles and elevation in the Sierra, and charged through chest-deep snow...read more