Archive for December 2010

Recovering from Burnout

ExhaustedI think every leader experiences it at some point.  It feels like there is nothing left to give.  We get tired.  Sometimes it seems the effort we put into something is all in vain.  Where do we go?  What should we do?  Is it unspiritual?  Most importantly, how do we recover?

I got my inspiration for this in a place I wouldn’t have expected, the book of 1 Kings.   Read more

Multiply your time

Multiplying Time

One of the realizations I believe we all have at some time in our life is that we have a limited amount of time.  There are only 24 hours in a day and 7 days in a week.  It seems as though there is never enough time to accomplish what we might want to do.  This seems to become more evident as I have stepped into leadership positions where my responsibilities have grown, but the amount of time I have to get them done has not increased.  I want to focus one way I have learned to multiply my time. Read more

5 minute mentoring

MentoringThe funny thing about working with college students is that while I keep getting older, they are always the same age, 18-22.  There are always students graduating and students who are just getting started.  Therefore, it is important to developing the next set of leaders.  I want to focus on one way to that I use to develop leaders, 5 minute mentoring.

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The root of all evil

MoneyIt is sometimes said that “money is the root of all evil.”  Is it?  I don’t think so.  A few weeks ago our gas fireplace stopped working.  As my wife and I researched the cost to replace it we realized we didn’t have the money to do that which led us into a three-day discussion about our finances and our spending.  In the process we realized that Sandi felt horrible every time she spent money because I keep track of the finances and I was always telling her we didn’t have a lot of money this month. I was frustrated because we haven’t been able to save any money and had been spending more than we make for several months. Fortunately we Read more