224 posts in category

Calling/Vocation

When You Lack Clarity or Direction: Do This One Thing

If I just knew what to do I’d do it.  Have you ever found yourself making that statement, or at…

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Which Is More Important for Leaders: The Past, Present, or Future?

Before upgrading to captain, I spent close to three years perfecting my stick-and-rudder skills under the tutelage of experienced captains….

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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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