Wordle! is a cool tool that will analyze your blog or other webpage and build a colorful, fun tag cloud.  You can edit colors, layout, font and remove words that you don’t want to include.  Check it out at http://www.wordle.net. Below is the Wordle of my Linked In profile (www.linkedin.com/in/johnkjennings). 

Last year at this time I was at the beginning of a new stage of my career.  After an unexpected layoff and the first time not being employeed in nearly a quarter-century, I found myself in an unfamiliar place.  I had spent my entire career working in IT shops ofRead More →

In my last post I talked about the need to have faith to get through the challenges in life.  Worries and fear are inevitable, but how we deal with them is entirely up to us. Using the 1 Corinthians 13 model, I am proposing an age-old solution for getting throughRead More →

Dealing with fear and worry is an every day issue. You can’t avoid them. But what you can do is learn how to deal with them and overcome the paralyzing effect they can have on you. Let’s first define fear and worry. While they are almost used interchangeably, there isRead More →

I’ve always been impressed with Coach John Wooden (even though I’m not a UCLA fan). His accomplishments, on and off the court, are indisputable.  I’m reading Pat William’s book about Coach Wooden and the principles that were passed from his father to the coach that shaped his life. One ofRead More →

Some leaders take action on very little direction, while others seem to never have enough to make a decision.

I was reviewing the book “Principle-Centered Leadersihp” by Stephen Covey the other day, and was reminded of the great message he has in this book.  Here’s a summary. Overall theme:  That “natural laws, principles, operate regardless.  So get these principles at the center of your life, at the center ofRead More →