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Leadership Lessons

Failing Well

New Coke

Failure is part of innovation. Without it, we don’t move forward. Does anybody remember Starbucks Sorbetto smoothies? They lasted about a year. Apple rolled out one of the most amazing technological marvels in computing: the Cube. Anyone reading this post on a Cube? Hey, I’m going to take a break from writing this post and have an icy class of “New Coke.” Want some? The best companies...

Investing in Young Leaders

Kids Hope Mentoring

Becoming a leader doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a long view and long road. It starts when we’re young. As I look back on my journey in faith and leadership, I’m finding a consistent theme: investment.  I wrote a bit about it in an earlier post. Take An Interest During my junior high years, high school senior Chris Spink modeled the Christian life while playing basketball...

Leadership Lesson #1: Be Gentle

I’ve been working on a series of leadership lessons I’m learning and am going to post them regularly.  Feel free to post comments, feedback and your stories.  I just witnessed a powerful moment. While attending a recent pastors conference, there was an opportunity for people to share publicly regarding a proposal.  It’s always risky to open up the mic anytime – even...

The Lawnmower Man

Recently I was on the campus of Wayne State University, a large public university, close to downtown Detroit, Michigan. I was meeting up with a mentor who was at a conference to go over some business development plans I was hoping to be vetted. I’d never been on campus before and was doing my best to find the correct building with my iPhone and Google Maps. As I was looking at a campus map...

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