FRUSTRATION – A GREAT DECEIVER

Frustration is moving across the landscape of the Church. It is an emotion we feel when we become annoyed or upset with something we are unable to change. The frustration I am talking about is the perceived dysfunction of the Church and with people who claim to...

The Siren of Our Emotions

When I trained rookie cops, one thing I wanted to instill in them was the ability to deescalate violent situations if at all possible. One thing I taught them was to manage their arrival on the scene of a violent confrontation. Most of these calls required us to...

Is it Investment or Waste?

A good friend of mine, Mark Simon, conducts strategic operating planning sessions, or “Strat Ops.” These Strat Ops sessions can last for several days, venturing deep into a person’s motivating principles. The goal of the planning process is to help people...