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Losing Home Field Advantage

For the past five years, Bec and I have had the advantage of being on our own turf. We’ve been able to establish a culture, a set of norms, and young people have come to us to learn and be trained. But now we find ourselves in a different environment, where we don’t get to […]

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Top 5 Posts of 2013

Just a quick capstone for my blog this year… It’s been a busy year for me, my family, and the non-profits I work with, G42 and Global Adventure. It’s seen us pass on our roles in Spain to friends, and begin a new adventure in England. It’s been a huge risk to move and I’m […]

Leadership is about people.

It’s The People, Stupid.

As leaders and leaders-in-training, our focus has long been the bottomline: “How can I meet our team/business/organizational goals?” Success has equated to how much money we bring in, how many people we’ve been able to talk to, minister to, or compel to do something. We categorize leaders as effective when their product comes in on […]

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To the “Green and Pleasant Land”

I blame Monty Python. I was introduced to this craziness in high school, with the movie Monty Python and the Holy Grail, and first learned the basic vocabulary and humour of our allies across the Atlantic. My love for history and legend would draw me further in, to learn everything from King Arthur and his […]

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The Courage to Continue

This post is part of a series on my family’s next adventure. If you want to see where it all began, start with my last post, Why I Love Spain… and Why I Have to Leave. And now, the “What.” I’ve written before about Global Adventure, a charity we’ve created to provide an initiation experience […]

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Why I Love Spain… and Why I Have to Leave

We moved here in 2009, and since then, we’ve trained and led over 120 young adults who were looking to launch into new lives on the mission field, in the business realm, in creative media, and across a wide range of fields.

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Virile Agitur

Every three months, I lead a hike to the top of a nearby mountain with the men in my community. This month, I thought the routine was getting a little stale, so we picked a new route: Off trail, straight up a rock slide.

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Finding the Mini-Battles

What is it about men that makes them seek out ways to do difficult things together? I recently had the pleasure of taking part in a Tough Mudder. If you’ve been living under a rock for the past five years, the Tough Mudder is an obstacle course/race/mud run/half marathon/pain machine. It is seriously intense and […]

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“Followership”

Followership. No matter where we are on the spectrum of leadership, whether Private First Class, CEO, President or street sweeper, there is always someone we are following. Followership takes servanthood one step further, to apply the tenets of a servant’s heart to a teamwork structure. Can you work together in a team? Can you follow […]