The Difference Between Clear and Nuclear Thinking

My Tribute to the Man Who Saved the World

Stanislav Petrov. Odds are you have never heard of him, but the world owes a huge debt of thanks to him. Crisis On September 26, 1983, Stanislav’s computer screen flashed red with the word “LAUNCH.” This was the early warning detection that five nuclear missiles had been launched by the United States en route to […]

The Capacity for Tenacity

What I learned from Phil, Elon and Tom

In the last few months I’ve read two biographies of successful business leaders, Elon Musk of Tesla/Space X/Solar City and Phil Knight of Nike. Both books were inspirational in their own way, and gave me further insight into the essential elements that drive successful companies. Elon and Phil have different backgrounds and pursuits, but they […]

This video was filmed for the Alberta/NWT Pentecostal Assemblies of Canada Minister’s Gathering last week. I was happy to share about David Demchuk, a godly man who has left a legacy of leadership in my life. He mentored me in my early years of ministry, and his wisdom still rings in my ears as I pastor today.

Thank you Dave!

Who has left a legacy in your life?

Power Up Your Reading and Retention Today!

We have all heard the quote by Harry S. Truman “Not all readers are leaders, but all leaders are readers.” I enjoy reading, and often turn off the tv to curl up with a good book in the evening before bed, or read in the early morning while my family sleeps.
But one of my nagging frustrations is that I don’t retain as much as I should. I underline, make notes in the margins or ponder a really provocative idea, only to forget it the next day (or later that hour!). I have come to realize that I remember best what I have repeated. Let me explain.

How To Win Over Your Audience in One Minute or Less

Have you ever been in a meeting and thought, “What’s the point of this presentation…?” Or perhaps you were at a conference where the speaker rambled on and on without saying much of anything? I heard a sermon this summer where for the first 18 minutes the speaker told the audience that speaking wasn’t his […]

I Challenge You to Grow!

Stagnant, tired, outdated, irrelevant. These indictments are a death toll to today’s leader. So how can we avoid the trap of losing touch, the worst nightmare of a leader? Tackle something big. The only way we grow is when we get pushed out of our comfort zones and force ourselves (or get forced) to do […]