Leadership = Making Adjustments

by Michael Bayne The strategist makes a plan but leaders make adjustments. I spend every Saturday watching the Tennessee Volunteers. I have been watching the Vols since I was in 7th grade so I am pretty passionate about the team and I am fascinated by many...

Ideas For Moving On

by Jonathan Cliff Be positive. I don’t care who you are or what you did before, there is always some positive to you leaving. Maybe the positive is in who gets the new opportunity with you leaving, or maybe it’s with the new place you’re leaving for. There is always...

Remembering the Creator

by Matt McKee There is something so humbling about coming to the beach. The breathtaking beauty of a sunrise. The mighty, roaring vastness of the ocean. The endless stretching of beautiful sand. A storm rolling in across the water. The delicate balance of the many...

How to Develop a Direct Communication Style

by Rob Cizek Our personality and skill set determine how easy it is for us to be direct. Some people are wired to be direct (drill sergeants, football coaches, prophets, etc.). Some people have had “direct” modeled well for them by friends and family. Other people are...

Are You Stuck?

by Michael Bayne A couple of years ago, a few of our staff got stuck in an elevator…seriously. I am going to be telling this story for years, but it reminded me of how bad it feels to be stuck. Stuck in a job. Stuck in an emotional funk. Stuck in circumstances that we...

Leaders Say They’re Sorry

by Jonathan Cliff If love means never having to say you’re sorry, leadership means always having to say you’re sorry. I am a confident person. I lean towards over-confidence. When that leaning leans into those around me, I hurt people. When I hurt people I need to say...
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