May 31, 2013

What a Blind Mule Teaches Us About Teamwork

We need each other. From sports teams to executive councils, there's power in numbers. “When you have others on your team, you feel empowered. You can do so much more,” says Jim Lange. Still, he feels alone as a leader. Read a great story about a blind mule, a car...
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May 31, 2013

Give Me a Break

While planning our family’s first real-deal, official vacation, I came across the following statistic: According to research on young professionals in central New Jersey, “86% plan to take an adventure vacation (hiking, diving, etc.) in the next 12 months.” That’s a lot of people planning a break from their daily...Read more +
May 31, 2013

How to Sound More Confident

Lately, I have been coaching one of our managers on how to appear more confident in front of groups. I am uniquely qualified for this task because I am oh-so-familiar with self-confidence issues, as they played out many times in my early career. I would freeze up, quake in my...Read more +
May 30, 2013

The High Calling of Everyday Ordinary Living

Being a “radical,” “missional,” Christian is slowly becoming the “new legalism.” We need more ordinary God and people lovers (Matt 22:36-40). - @drantbradley That was a tweet sent out earlier this month from Anthony Bradley , Associate Professor of Theology and Ethics at The King’s College in New York City...Read more +
May 30, 2013

Ten Tips to Organize Work Before Your Vacation

You have the hotel picked out and the reservations made. But before you pack your suitcases and say “adios” to your colleagues, you have to figure out your vacation exit strategy. Be prepared to leave the office—and start your vacation right—with tips from Leigh Steere, co-founder of Managing People Better,...
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May 30, 2013

Not So Fast: Baby Boomers Flocking to Seminaries

The growing number of baby boomers who are attending divinity schools as part of a turn toward a more spiritual life was the subject of a WSJ special report on retirement. Boomers are turning to these careers as part of a broader pursuit of meaning and purpose in the second...
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