Forgiveness

“To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.” – Louis B. Smedes Forgiveness I have been reflecting on forgiveness. Periodically in my life I find myself revisiting this topic, either because I am seeking forgiveness,...

Decision-Making Realm

Emotional Intelligence in Our Lives – Part III “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no...

The ‘Vocation’ of My Life – Part 2

“The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” — Pablo Picasso  The ‘Vocation’ of My Life – Part 2 In my September blog, we explored the question of “how did I come to my life’s calling” and “what is my life calling me to do?”  This entry...

Interpersonal Realm

Emotional Intelligence in Our Lives “If your emotional abilities aren’t in hand, if you don’t have self-awareness, if you are not able to manage your distressing emotions, if you can’t have empathy and have effective relationships, then no matter how...

Our Light and Darkness

“People are like stained-glass windows.  They sparkle and shine when the sun is out, but when the darkness sets in, their true beauty is revealed only if there is a light from within.” — Elisabeth Kubler-Ross Our Light and Darkness This past week I was victim of...

The ‘Vocation’ of My Life

The Coach is In… “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.”– Pablo Picasso The ‘Vocation’ of My Life I have been thinking about my “vocation;” how did I come to my life’s ‘calling?’  How does anyone come to their life’s calling?  Did I...

The Character of Leaders

The Character of Leaders “People will not follow a leader with moral incongruities for long.  Every time you compromise character you compromise leadership.  The foundation of firm leadership is character.”   Bill Hybels With the passing of Senator John McCain, I...

Commitment

“It is when you have done your work honestly, when you have contributed your share to the common fund that you begin to live.” — Eugene V. Debs Recently, I had a friend, and former colleague, ask me if I had ever written about “commitment.”  He was asking...

Gone

What If I Needed To Be Gone for an Extended Period? “If you delegate tasks, you create followers.  If you delegate authority, you create leaders.”    Craig Groeschel Recently, a good friend’s son-in-law had a medical emergency that took him away from his work for an...