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 […]
I like to discuss issues of leadership, communication and Christian living. I’m passionate about these topics and in order to keep up in these areas I do my best to have a few books on the go. I’m always listening to audiobooks from my Overdrive app (free…through the local library). This has saved me hundreds […]
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?
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.
3 keys to beat procrastination
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 […]
Stagnant, tired, outdated, irrelevant.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 […]
On my desk sits a smooth, polished dark rock that has the word “Discipline” written on it. I didn’t happen upon this rock while strolling on a beach, it was one that each person from our church was given and then challenged to personalize by writing a word on it with a silver felt marker. […]