212 posts in category

Calling/Vocation

Twelve Secrets to Being a Better Leader

“You are not here merely to make a living. You are here in order to enable the world to live…

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The Lies of Being Single

“Why are you single?” That’s normally how the conversation starts. “But you’re a great person, why haven’t you found someone?”…

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The Unexpected: When God’s Plan is Found in Life’s Twists and Turns

A couple of weeks ago, my wife and I traveled to Chicago for the weekend, and as we were flying…

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Questions Every Leader Should Ask to Avoid Toxic Blind Spots

One of the great honors of being a high school teacher is being selected by a student to deliver their…

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Faithful Stewardship in One Word

My wife and I are expecting our second child any hour. As I’ve had the privilege to walk through this…

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The Danger of Premature Success

When I was 22 years old, I felt ready to jump headlong into God’s call on my life. Shortly after…

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Should I Stay in My Job? 5 Questions to Ask Yourself When You’re Considering A Change

What started as a perfect fit has become a sales funnel that you didn’t sign up for. The team you…

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Stress Is Causing You Stress (Part 7 of 8)

VOCA, the company I lead, has been conducting research into sources of your stress at work.  In this post, we…

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Ambiguity is Causing You Stress (Part 6 of 8)

Ambiguity is causing you stress at work. Not knowing is actually worse than knowing the worst.  I attribute this line…

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Work-Life Imbalance is Causing You Stress (Part 5 of 8)

During the question and answer at a recent workshop, a gentleman asked what he should do about his four-hour daily…

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