168 posts in category

Career

Facing the Unthinkable: Work-related Lessons Through Cancer (Part 1 of 5)

Facing the Unthinkable “Cancer.” That word came to me in a text from Audrey, my wife. What we thought was…

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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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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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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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The Epilogue: Coping Mechanisms (Part 8 of 8)

How do people like you cope with work stress? We’ve been asking this question and to this point, we have…

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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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