Tips On Leading With Integrity And Purpose

All of us want to live a life that is authentic. We also want to live a life full of integrity. Then there’s living a life full of purpose. We know these three things can be guiding lights for us personally and professionally. 

However, I’ve seen many leaders side-step these areas of their personal and professional lives. They see a shortcut and they take it. No one will know, they think. 

It may be true. No one may ever discover what you did under the cover of darkness. You may never be exposed for taking advantage of your employees, organization, or friends. 

But those things still happened. 

You’ve broken the trust of the people you love and care about. You’ve tarnished your reputation. You’ve become the laughingstock of your industry. 

All because you decided to do the wrong thing.

Finding Purpose And Meaning In Leadership

As a Christian leader, I believe everyone has a purpose and meaning for their lives. Everyone was created for something special in this world. In Ephesians 2:10, the Bible tells us that we are Christ’s workmanship. We are created in Christ Jesus for good works (purpose). 

You and I… We were not created by accident. We were created for something.

While I believe this purpose and meaning comes from the lives we live, we can find purpose and meaning in the things that we do. Including the organizations and people we lead. There’s a purpose and meaning behind this!

Finding Purpose And Meaning In Leadership

It’s funny that I’m writing this article when I am. The morning I was writing this, I began to take a look back on my leadership and writing journey. I began to think of the people I started this journey with.

The Impact Of Gratitude On A Leader’s Life

As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s never more appropriate to consider the impact of gratitude on our lives, especially as a leader. There’s so much to be thankful for and so much we take for granted.

Have you ever been led by someone who lacked gratitude? You could tell, couldn’t you? They walked around with a sour look on their face, their actions displayed disdain to those around them, and there was this sense of tension in the air.

A person that lacks gratitude is hard to be around. Do you know what’s even harder? Being around a leader who lacks gratitude.

It’s impressive what gratitude can do for you. According to the Mayo Clinic, studies have shown that feeling thankful can improve sleep, mood, and immunity. On top of that, when you are grateful, you decrease depression, anxiety, difficulties with chronic pain, and the risk of disease! 

Quotes And Leadership Lessons From Justice League: Doom

A Reel Leadership Article

My latest book, Reel Leadership, is now available on Amazon. If you love movies and leadership, you will love this book.

DC Comics has long struggled with live-action movies. An area they shine in outside of their comics? The animated movies they release.

Their animated movies have been packed full of action, meaning, and style. They should continue to focus on it while developing their live-action films. They’re in good hands with James Gunn heading the new DC Cinematic Universe. Until that time, we get to enjoy the excellent animation they’re putting out.

In this Reel Leadership article, we’re looking at the 2012 animated film Justice League: Doom

The Justice League standing together

Imagine this: Your organization has been hacked. Important files about key personnel have been obtained. An enemy organization is using the data to target those in your employ.

That’s the basic premise of Justice League: Doom.

Bouncing Back: How to Cultivate Resilience in the Face of Life’s Challenges

Our mindset can make or break us. If we live with a negative mindset long enough, we bring ourselves and those around us down.

We can’t do that. It’s not right for those we care about. It’s not right for us.

But what can we do about this? We can change our mindset. We can become resilient.

A rock island surrounded by water and rock walls

Photo by Wolf Schram on Unsplash

Bouncing Back: How to Cultivate Resilience in the Face of Life’s Challenges

Life throws a lot of crap our way. It’s our choice whether or not we allow the crap we get hit with to stick or not.

I think of all the setbacks I’ve had in my life. From being let go from Family Christian Bookstores (this could be one of the best setbacks that set me up for a great comeback) to becoming deathly ill, I’ve had to bounce back.