Browsing articles in "Leadership"
Aug
28
2012

How to Fix Mistakes

sorry

Last Wednesday was a touch on the stressful side. My father-in-law was to be transferred to a short-term rehabilitation center where he would be focusing on regaining his strength after spending nearly ten days in the hospital (more context here). What was supposed to be a simple transfer from the hospital to a local facility turned a little more complicated when we discovered, at the last minute, that he was being transferred to a facility […]

Aug
27
2012

Leadership in the Garden: Disciples & Pickles

soon to be pickles!

Each spring I look forward to planting my vegetable garden.  It is a hobby of mine that helps me to unplug, and soak on what is going on around me.  I have found that as I spend my weekends playing in the dirt, God uses the time to teach me much about life and leadership.  This summer, I am writing about those lessons each Monday in a series I am calling Leadership in the Garden. On […]

Aug
23
2012

Lessons from the Fall: Decisions Made in Pain

falling down

I recently tumbled down the stairs into our basement apartment. While the only damage was to the wall, and my pride, I did take four lessons away from my trip… this is one of them. It has been over a month since I fell down the stairs. While the hole in the wall remains to serve as a warning of what happens when I get in a hurry, life has gone on, and all is back […]

Aug
21
2012

Lessons from the Fall: Taking Responsibility

falling down

I recently tumbled down the stairs into our basement apartment. While the only damage was to the wall, and my pride, I did take four lessons away from my trip… this is one of them. Late last week I received a phone call from an insurance company in regards to an accident that I had witnessed in July. The investigator didn’t say it, but the reason she was calling was to find out who was responsible […]

Aug
20
2012

Leadership in the Garden: Keeping Rabbits Out

rabbit fence

Each spring I look forward to planting my vegetable garden.  It is a hobby of mine that helps me to unplug, and soak on what is going on around me.  I have found that as I spend my weekends playing in the dirt, God uses the time to teach me much about life and leadership.  This summer, I am writing about those lessons each Monday in a series I am calling Leadership in the Garden. Catch […]

Aug
16
2012

Lessons from the Fall: Hurry

falling down

I recently tumbled down the stairs into our basement apartment. While the only damage was to the wall, and my pride, I did take four lessons away from my trip… this is one of them. I have a special weakness for Korean food. I am not sure if somewhere in our family tree there is a branch that comes out of Korea, or if the food is secretly laced with crack, but I have been known […]

Aug
9
2012

Lessons from the Fall: Distraction

falling down

I recently tumbled down the stairs into our basement apartment. While the only damage was to the wall, and my pride, I did take four lessons away from my trip… this is one of them. I was already running late that morning. A phone call lasted longer than planned followed by a last minute request from my father-in-law had me behind schedule, when the doorbell rang. I ran up stairs to find the FedEx man […]

Aug
8
2012

Where is the Trophy Room?

trophies

The Summer Olympics typically generate a special kind of buzz for those of us who are from Baltimore. Since 1984 the North Baltimore Aquatic Club has been producing Olympic swimmers, and Olympic champions on a regular basis. This year’s contingent included Michael Phelps and Allison Schmitt, who combined for a total of ten medals. This afternoon I read a story from Scott Wykoff about the NBAC that left me speechless. It spoke of a BBC team […]

Aug
7
2012

Leadership Applications from Falling

falling down

A couple of weeks ago I nearly gave Theresa a heart attack. In a rush to a lunch appointment I lost focus and ended up falling down the stairs into our basement apartment. The loud crashing thud followed by a couple growns and a bunch of giggles brought Theresa running out of her office. I can only imagine what she was thinking when she saw her husband lying on his back at the bottom of […]

Aug
6
2012

Leadership in the Garden: Feeding and Nourishing

Watermelon!

Each spring I look forward to planting my vegetable garden.  It is a hobby of mine that helps me to unplug, and soak on what is going on around me.  I have found that as I spend my weekends playing in the dirt, God uses the time to teach me much about life and leadership.  This summer, I am writing about those lessons each Monday in a series I am calling Leadership in the Garden. Call […]