How To Write A Mission Statement

How To Write A Mission Statement

So you know the direction you want to take for your business, non-profit, church, or organization? You have a vision for a better world, now you need to provide marching orders for your team and employees. Converting your vision into a mission statement isn’t hard, but it is important. A mission statement encapsulates everything that […]

How To Write A Vision Statement

How to Write a Vision Statement

Why do you even need to care about a vision statement? Isn’t it just some trite saying that belongs on a poster of bald eagles or skydivers jumping together in a big circle? Wrong. A well-written vision statement can become a centerpiece and aimpoint for a non-profit, ministry, business, or family. When you want to […]

Popular Posts of 2012

7 Most Popular Posts of 2012

It’s the time of year we begin looking back at what we’ve accomplished over the past 12 months while looking forward in anticipation… For me, this year has been amazing and stretched me like never before. My family has grown together and the kids are growing and learning so quickly. (Bec and I aren’t growing […]


A Message of Hope

As you read this, I am teaching again at G42 Africa, our leadership training program in Lira, Uganda. You may remember it from previous posts: Why Africa? and What the World Needs. We are returning this fall for what we’re calling the “Deepening” … an intensive time of training for 15 Ugandan leaders and pastors. […]

Working Weekends

Working Weekends

Last weekend, my family was able to get away from our normal routines. The kids had a four-day holiday from school and through the combination of off-season rates and a generous gift, we were able to stay at a nice hotel about three hours down the coast. We desperately needed the family time, the maid […]

In Search for a Hero - Lance Armstrong

In Search of a Hero

The racers passed, the party subsided. I bought a Discovery Channel team jersey. Eventually, Lance Armstrong would go on to win his seventh consecutive Tour de France. As far as biking was concerned, Lance was a homegrown hero.

Leave a Legacy

What Legacy Are We Leaving?

Legacy. What a loaded word. I’ve been doing research on my family ancestry recently and have been rocked by the stories and legacy that has been revealed. I recommend that you study your own “roots,” and see what legacy you have been left with. For instance: I have two ancestors named John Wesley Hearn. John […]


A Network of Friends

Back in February of 2011, I kicked off my revamped blog with a post entitled, “It Takes A Network.” In it, I stated that there is power in a network of mutually supporting, like-minded people and organizations. I my work, I’ve always said that the greatest thing I bring to the table is the desire […]

Shakespeare Henry V St Crispin

Shakespeare is Better than Real Life

Excuse me while I get civilized today… For this week’s Friday enjoyment, I want to play you one of the best battle speeches of any movie. Whether Henry V actually said anything remotely related to this is irrelevant; Shakespeare’s version is much better than real life. Saint Crispin’s Day Henry V at   For […]