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Adding Value

August 14, 2012 — 2 Comments

Glass of WaterIf you are like me you probably struggle at times with the thought that you don’t really have much to offer the world. You don’t have a unique idea. You don’t have a book waiting to be birthed. You don’t have some unique world changing thought or some ingenious idea that will make everyone’s life better. Instead you’ve got thoughts and ideas that mostly originated with someone else that have impacted you in some great way. It’s a song that someone else wrote. A poem from the 18th century that makes your heart soar. A sermon someone else taught. A leadership lesson that originated with John Maxwell (don’t they all?).

And so you probably do one of two things.  Continue Reading…



August 7, 2012 — 13 Comments

Every leader wants influence. We want our voice to be heard. I will never forget sitting on the floor of my office, using my couch as a desk, crying out to God and wondering why He brought me to NC just to suffer. I wondered why He removed me from a place of influence over young peoples lives only to put me in a place where I knew no one and my influence was non-existent. Continue Reading…