An Adventurous Age

Tom Hill, my friend in St. Louis, is an inspiration for many. His sense of adventure at 83 years old is remarkable. Tom runs fifteen miles each week and he recently registered for a marathon. His Eagle Summit conference inspires hundreds of leaders and Tom travels frequently, encouraging others. Tom reminds me of Caleb. In Joshua 14, Caleb said, “I [...]

2018-08-29T16:36:48+00:00 September 20th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on An Adventurous Age

Saying No

When I was a new Christian, I struggled with choosing between pleasing friends or pleasing God. A pivotal moment came when my drunken peers at Graduate School of Banking decided their mission was to get me to a strip bar. The Holy Spirit convicted me to take a stand. I told them, “No,” and locked myself in the restaurant bathroom [...]

2018-08-29T16:32:17+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Saying No

Socializing at Work

Sometimes work can be lonely. Socializing can seem inappropriate, or hard to navigate between sexes. A Harvard Business Review article reports that “eighty-one percent of women feel excluded socially at work.” This revelation can be discouraging, but then I’m reminded of the story in John 4. An ostracized Samaritan woman was at her workplace; a well, drawing water alone. In [...]

2018-08-29T16:25:42+00:00 September 18th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Socializing at Work

A Special Day

When I was a child, September was a big month. In our immediate family there were three of us with September birthdays. A birthday is one of the few times in the year to help someone feel special. Holidays are celebrated by all, but a birthday is an opportunity to be personally recognized. Many insurance practices have been built on [...]

2018-08-29T16:08:47+00:00 September 17th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Special Day

Five CEO Myths Part V

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings debunked several CEO Myths. One myth that the researchers shattered was that “experience trumps all.” Research revealed that first time CEOs were no less likely to meet or exceed expectations than those with prior [...]

2018-08-29T16:03:12+00:00 September 14th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five CEO Myths Part V

Five CEO Myths Part IV

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings debunked several CEO Myths. One of the myths is that “CEOs work harder than everyone else.” Instead, the research discovered that although CEOs work very hard, there was no data suggesting they work harder [...]

2018-08-29T15:57:26+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five CEO Myths Part IV

Five CEO Myths Part III

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep-dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings debunked several CEO Myths. One of the myths was, “to become a CEO you need a flawless resume.” Instead, these researchers discovered that 45% of CEO candidates had at least one major career blowup that [...]

2018-08-29T15:46:12+00:00 September 12th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five CEO Myths Part III

Five CEO Myths Part II

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings revealed some insights that debunked several CEO Myths. One myth is that CEOS are destined for greatness from an early age. The author’s research, however, discovered that over 70% of the CEOs they interviewed, [...]

2018-08-29T15:38:48+00:00 September 11th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five CEO Myths Part II

Five CEO Myths Part I

In the book, “The CEO Next Door,” the authors did a deep dive on survey data to determine what attributes surfaced for successful CEOs. Their findings revealed some insights that debunked several CEO myths. We will examine a few this week. One finding that resonated with me was what these researchers discovered about the myth that successful CEOs have a [...]

2018-08-29T15:07:19+00:00 September 10th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Five CEO Myths Part I

A Burning Passion

My prayers were leading me towards exiting banking to teach business leaders to integrate their faith into their business practices, but I had doubts. God knew I needed affirmation. So, God sent a bank customer who owned a heating and air business. With “Christian-owned business” embroidered on his shirt, this man cussed profusely as he proceeded to tell me about [...]

2018-08-29T14:55:14+00:00 September 7th, 2018|Tags: , , |Comments Off on A Burning Passion