I have the great pleasure of introducing you to a fellow author today. This author is Lisa Shumate.
Lisa is the general manager of Houston Public Media, Associate Vice President at the University of Houston, and also Executive Director of the Houston Public Media Foundation. Houston Public Media is comprised of News 887 (NPR), TV8 (PBS) and houstonpublicmedia.org. She recently released her latest book, Always and Never 20 Truths to a Happy Heart. I’m happy to have her on the blog discussing leadership, love, and more.
At the end of the interview, I share how you can win a copy of Always and Never: 20 Truths to a Happy Heart. I hope you enjoy what Lisa shared and pick up a copy of her book! Read more...
Playing the comparison game is an easy thing to do. We see other leaders, bloggers, and thought giants running alongside us and we believe we should be where they are.
Looking at what everyone else is doing, we take our eyes off of what we were meant to do. This wrong focus takes us off course. We lose our passion for our vision. And we begin to feel like we’re not doing as much as we should.
This is the wrong mindset to have. We cannot compare ourselves to others are doing or have done. We can only focus on the mile we’re in.
Reading Run The Mile You’re In by Ryan Hall, the fastest American half marathoner, opened my eyes to some of the recent struggles I’ve been having. I’ve watched friends of mine go on to start exploding businesses, talk around the world, and have a “larger” impact than I have had and it has gotten on my nerves. Read more...
The Coaching Habit 2 Year Anniversary
A little over a year and a half ago I was introduced to Michael Bungay Stanier. Michael is the author of a book everyone should read called The Coaching Habit.
The Coaching Habit was named as the best business book of 2017 by Pat Flynn. And I have to agree.
When you read The Coaching Habit, you will learn the right questions to ask your team. It’ll help you to say less but ask more at the same time.
With the two-year anniversary of the release of The Coaching Habit, I wanted to remind you of the Answers From Leadership Podcast episode featuring Michael and myself discussing The Coaching Habit and how it will impact your leadership.
Check out The Coaching Habit and Michael Bungay Stanier here.
I recently had the pleasure to interview Tom Harper. Tom is the CEO of Networld Media Group and serves as a deacon at Southeast Christian Church. He’s also the publisher of BiblicalLeadership.com and wrote Leading From The Lions’ Den: Leadership Lessons From Every Book Of The Bible.
Tom recently released Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality. Through Colored Glasses addresses a leadership challenge identified in Proverbs 16:2: All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motivates are weighed by the Lord. The book is a fable about Leo Perkins, a man who desires to save his company but deep down he’s more worried about bruising his ego.
I was able to ask Tom about Through Colored Glasses, Biblical truth, and how you can become a better leader. Today, I get to share Tom’s thoughts with you and they’re good! Read more...
I recently had the pleasure of reading The Book Of Mistakes. Skip Prichard, my friend and a leadership guru himself, penned this fiction book with success principles woven throughout the missive.
The Book Of Mistakes tells the story of a young man named David. David is stressed out and losing hope. Then a chance encounter with a young woman (no, this is not a romance novel) changes the course of David’s life.
After David’s encounter with this young woman, he discovers a yellow paper she dropped upon their meeting. The note contains the name of a local café and instructions for the woman to meet someone who believes success is only possible if you avoid 9 mistakes.
Thus begins David’s journey into a secret that will live with him forever. It’s possible his journey will live with you forever as well. Read more...