We are entering the holiday season, and that means a lot of great things: fun memories, good food, goofing off. But it might mean some awkward, uncomfortable conversations, too. According to two economists from UCLA and Washington State University, “politically divided” families actually cut short their Thanksgiving dinners last year rather than wrangle over the […]
The Hidden Stressors that Keep You Working
If you are like many Americans, you spend more time working than ever. You’re also more likely to work weekends than in years past. We can blame decades-long efforts by companies to boost productivity (ending a century of declines in work hours) and the evolution of work-at-home arrangements for some of the extra hours. But […]
Why You Should Speak Well of Your Spouse
As a leader, the health of your marriage directly affects the impact of your leadership. I have witnessed this time and time again. Being effective at work or in ministry begins by being effective at home. Here’s why.
One Person No Leader Can Afford to Exclude
Last week I took my entire team on a Caribbean cruise to mark a major accomplishment. Celebrating success is something I really believe in. Family is also something I really believe in—and that’s why we included not only our employees and key contractors, but also their spouses on the trip. That meant accommodating more than […]
What Are You Doing to Protect Your Marriage?
Adultery is not normal. It certainly isn’t inevitable. But in order to avoid falling, we must be intentional about protecting our marriages.
Learning to Be Present Now
I seem to be always living in the future. I’m either planning my next big project or worried about how it’s will turn out. But all I really have is now. This moment is a gift. Maybe that’s why it’s called “the present.”
The Importance of Crossing Daily Finish Lines
I am mostly offline, attending a business conference. I have asked several bloggers to post in my absence. This is a guest post by Tom Basson, the spiritual growth pastor at Grace Family Church in Durban, South Africa. You can connect with him on his blog or follow him on Twitter. If you want to guest […]
Five Strategies That Make It Easier to Say “No”
Many leaders I know struggle with over-commitment. Here are five ways to say “no” with consistency and grace.