Mary Christmas

MARY’S CHRISTMAS LEADERSHIP LESSONS Mary was in a jam. A pregnant teenager, by God, with no husband. Everyone in the neighborhood was talking. Planning a Christmas trip (before there was even a Christmas) to see family, Travelocity had failed to turn up a room. (This is where mothers started saying to their children who refuse…

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Leadership Observations for Christmas

Joseph had the whole Christmas thing goin’…even during the very first Advent season. He and his pregnant (not by him) wife were traveling to be with family. They had very little space for luggage. Traffic was terrible. No reservations were available. Family didn’t have room for them and Joseph couldn’t find accommodations that were up…

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Don’t Act Like a Christian

My pastor was shocked!  Even though the server had just paid him a compliment, it was hard to imagine such caustic words coming out of this charming young waitress’s mouth. It was on a recent Sunday after church.  The pastor and his wife had gone to a local restaurant with a couple that was new…

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Branding By A Novice

Lately, I have begun to work through some issues related to my branding as a coach, trainer and speaker. Except what comes to me intuitively from my bank of experience, I know little to nothing about branding. Having said that, there are two things I have learned. 1. Branding, as I understand it, is the…

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Leadership Surrounded By Pain

I had been there before. I was not looking forward to another painful experience. But the problem was that I was already in pain and looking for a way out. My doctor had already ordered the MRI and said there was no visible damage in any of the tissue of my shoulder. He said I…

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