Category: Leadership

Who Is Pushing Your Buttons?

Life is too short to surround yourself with Yes Men. Yet, we all do it. We like to get in the echo chamber, line up the opinions that agree with our own, and re-validate...

Who’s Replacing You?

It’s not a question of if you’ll be replaced as much a question of when. You’ll eventually take another job. One day you’ll retire. You’ll accept a promotion, move to a new position, or tackle an entirely...

Are You Guilty of a Leadership Eclipse?

Well of course this is an eclipse post. It’s August 21, 2017…the day when millions of Americans have gone eclipse-crazy. Sometime today (2:44:13 PM Eastern at the Summit offices), we’ll plunge into partial or complete darkness...

Who’s Driving?

Driving is on my mind this week, because my third-born is behind the wheel of a driver’s ed car. Within a few weeks, State Farm will once again have all of my money, and...

“We’ve Never Done It That Way Before.”

If you haven’t heard it yet, you will. Leaders face the tension of protecting the core values of the organization while progressing in new areas of innovation. And sometimes that progression can trigger the...

Drift

I’m not ashamed to say it: I’m not the biggest fan of the beach. Yes, yes, I know we’re entering vacation season and I live in a state that is attached to a beach and I’m married...

What Are Your Rules for Ministry?

Recently I came across an article regarding Chuck Jones “rules for Wile E. Coyote.” Though my wife and I disagree on the animated genius that is the Road Runner vs. Coyote, the reality is...