Step Back, Be Thankful

Step Back, Be Thankful

Happy Thanksgiving, everyone!  It’s time to take a break and remember all the blessings in our lives. I talk a lot about running to problems and how that’s the best way to get ahead in your career. That’s where the breakthroughs and best experiences...
Give Your Red Guitar

Give Your Red Guitar

I want to tell you a story recently relayed to me by Trevor Rubingh, the President and Founder of  New City Kids. I believe deeply in this Grand Rapids-based organization; its mission is to help change the direction of kids’ lives for the better. A few weeks ago, I...
Vegetables & Desserts

Vegetables & Desserts

What are the vegetables and desserts in your organization? I read an article by the University of Southern California’s strength and conditioning coach that discussed their football team’s lifting program when they were winning national championships in...
Benefits of Balance 

Benefits of Balance 

As I discussed in a previous blog, “Be Intentional When Taking Time Off” it’s essential to prioritize time off – whether you feel like you can or should, but especially if you feel like you can’t. Work-life balance is not...
Problem Solvers & Innovators

Problem Solvers & Innovators

As your organization grows, you need to be looking for people who are problem solvers and innovators. If you’re a leader, this is the type of person you need to become. It’s no longer acceptable for a leader to wait and be told what to do or ask...