Sharpening Leaders

Resources to Lead Different

A Question I Won’t Forget

A Question I Won’t Forget I was new in my faith and new to university. I began attending a great church and after a Sunday service one of the leaders asked me to coffee. I wasn’t sure what I was … Continued

Three Big Bad Lies Leaders Need to Shatter

Being a leader can be lonely. If you are a leader, you know this and you’ve felt it too. You’ve felt it when you’ve walked into a room to deliver hard news. You’ve felt it waiting at the airport for a … Continued

Playing With Fire

Among God’s glorious obsessions, his concern for the generations to come ranks near the top. He cares about our sons and daughters, and their sons and daughters, all down through the ages. His promises are for us and for them. … Continued

Get Over It! Get On With It!

I’ll never forget my first few days in the Arrow Leadership Program. I wasn’t really sure what I had gotten myself into but I was excited about the journey ahead. I felt honored to be selected to the program and … Continued

Is That Your Shadow?

  I have a favorite mentoring practice. I ask the mentee to choose a biblical leader they feel especially drawn to, and then to plunge deep: to walk with that leader, to know their inmost heart, to scour their story … Continued

Two Key Words for Leaders

Think back to when you were growing up. When a birthday or Christmas gift arrived from a family member or friend, did your mom or dad make you write a thank you letter? As a child, I loved receiving the … Continued

An Olympic Mindset

The Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics have provided many memorable moments. For me, just thinking about the training of these athletes brings a level of sheer amazement. These athletes have trained for hours each day for many years or decades. With … Continued

Transforming Vision

What do you think of when you hear the word “vision”? Maybe you think about your eyesight? A mystical message from God? As a Christian leader you likely quickly begin to think about the future. Questions come to mind like: … Continued

60 Minutes of Year End Reflection

Time sure flies!  It was one year ago that I shared a simple year-end reflection exercise through To The Point. Many people provided positive feedback on the exercise and a good number facilitated the exercise for their teams or families. … Continued

Avoiding the Blindside

“I totally didn’t see it coming.” These words are all too common. They come from pastors and Christian leaders who are shocked and surprised to learn that their services are no longer required or desired. They feel like they’ve been … Continued