What can you learn from a whitewater expedition?  Much, I say.  I was reminded of this as I was listening to the Joshua Gagnon podcast and the leadership team was recounting stories from a teambuilding canoe trip their church leaders had taken.  As I was listening to them talk, IRead More →

Early in my career, I thought that the smartest, brightest people were always in charge.  I was fortunate to work for some real solid leaders who “knew their stuff”.  And in that era, in the Information Services industry (as it was called then), technical know-how was of paramount importance.  ButRead More →

I remember a definition I once heard of auditors.  It was said that they came in after the battle and shoot the wounded.  (My apologies to all of the auditors out there.)   Recently the term came up again.  It was used in terms of a leader that comes in afterRead More →

The proverb goes like this.  Two men, a wise man and a fool, were caught in the forest during a stormy night.  When lightning struck, during that brief moment of illumination, the fool looks up at the sky and admires the lightning.  But the wise man uses the illumination toRead More →