5 Convincing Reasons To Join A Mastermind Group

Why you need to join a mastermind group


At the start of the New Year my good friend, author, and business owner Paul Sohn invited me to join a local mastermind group. We went through John C. Maxell’s book, The 15 Invaluable Laws of Growth: Live Them and Reach Your Potential. For several months we read 2 chapters each week on our own […]

How To Reignite Your Passion For Leadership

Reignite your passion for leading

How To Reignite Your Passion For Leadership

Think back on when you first became a leader. How was your passion level for the leadership position? If you were like me, I’m sure your passion for your new role showed brightly through to everyone around you. Now look and see how your passion is today. Do you still have the same fire and […]

How to Remain a Competent Leader

Three proven ways to remain competent

How to Remain a Competent Leader

The competence level of a leader determines how successful they will be in their leadership position. Competence means, “Having the necessary abilities, knowledge, and skill to do something successfully.” One who is highly competent can produce tremendous results. Competence allows a leader to effectively execute their roles and to function effectively in their core areas […]

How to use Music to Positively Impact your Leadership

The surprising benefits of music

How to use Music to Positively Impact your Leadership

Albert Einstein said, “I see my life in terms of music.” Take a minute to think about the last time you heard one of your favorite songs or listened to your favorite playlist. How did it make you feel and what were your emotions after listening to your favorite songs? I’m sure you felt better, […]

5 Benefits of Attending a Leadership Conference with a Team

Benefits of attending a conference with a team

5 Benefits of Attending a Leadership Conference with a Team

Attending conferences should be a part of every team’s personal growth plan. Leaders are responsible for the growth and development of their people. Having your people attend a conference together, especially a leadership conference can bring many benefits. Here are 5 benefits of attending a conference with your team: 1. Sharpens leadership skills Leadership can be […]

Personal Growth on a Budget

6 free or inexpensive ways to grow yourself


One of the false myths of personal growth or development is it costs a lot of money. The truth is personal growth does not need to be expensive. This is good news for the people who are on a tight budget, going through school, or in an entry level position and not yet earning a […]

How I Became a Leader

By tracking my own growth and owning my development process, instead of depending on my employers


This is a guest post by Niraj Kumar. Niraj Kumar currently serves as Director of Business Engineering at Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Louisiana leading a team of Managers, Engineers and Analysts. Previously, Niraj led sales enablement initiatives at Rackspace, a cloud computing and IT hosting company. Prior to this role, he held various […]

The Top 10 Books I’ve Read in 2016

Books you should read


Every year I read or listen (audio books) to a handful of books. I believe all leaders should implement the method of reading books into their personal growth plan. Harry Truman said, “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” The 2 main categories I focus my reading or listening time on include: […]

Life and Leadership Wisdom (new ebook)

Today is the release of my new book: Life and Leadership Wisdom! Here is a description of the book:

People have written hundreds of comments on my leadership blog over the years. The comments have been written by amazing people who have brought fresh ideas and insights, provided a wealth of knowledge and wisdom, and enhanced the topic at hand. The purpose of this short e-book is to connect you with those people and the life & leadership wisdom they shared in their comments. You will read comments about: leadership, spiritual principles & advice, thinking, creativity, attitude, success & failure, balanced living, strengths & weakness, influence, personal growth, and planning. The comments are primarily written by fellow bloggers, spiritual leaders, and business leaders.

You can purchase the book on Amazon, just click here.

Ministry Library (site review)

I wanted to share a resource for Christian and ministry leaders, Ministry Library. Ministry Library is a user friendly monthly subscription site were you have access to short video trainings/workshops. The core topics on the site include: Leadership, church growth, small groups, communication, and church planting. Each powerful video is 10-12 minutes long, has printable notes, and team discussion guides. New videos are released on a regular basis so you will always have fresh content to watch and learn from. You also have the option of joining the private Facebook group. The value of the content in the videos is well worth the monthly $49 subscription cost.

To learn more about Ministry Library, click here.

Four Main Roles of an Effective Mentor

How to find or be an effective mentor


One of the personal growth methods from my book, The Little Book of Personal Growth is coaching and mentorship. In the section I described what a mentor does. A mentor: Works with you on a variety of different topics or areas. Works with a person for a long period of time, so they can help […]