Communication Breakdown

I recently had breakfast with a Leadership Consultant and communications expert. “I am convinced that all conflicts – regardless of magnitude – are the result of poor communication.” My immediate response was along the lines of “Not true.” Upon further reflection, I...

Listening Demonstrates That You Care

Years ago, I was a mentor charged me to show people I cared before telling them so.  I John 3:18 states, “Little children, let us not love in word or talk but in deed and in truth.”  Similarly, James 2:18b states, “Show me your faith apart from your works, and I will...

Demonstrating Humility

I need continuous improvement in listening to others. Don’t we all? This was underscored for me through two recent interactions.  Last week, I was facilitating a group gathering and was repeatedly interrupted by a middle-aged person.  She commented on each aspect of...

Listening – Prescribed From Our Maker

Are you a good listener?  Do you hear what those around you attempt to tell you?  For most if my life, I fancied myself a good listener.   In recent years, I have noticed that my listening skills have diminished, and the way I recognized this was through interactions...

God’s Glory to Ordinary

Do you long for an extraordinary experience?   On Saturday December 9, 1989, I played in the biggest football game of my life.  It was the last game of my senior year at the University of Dayton; we played the Union College Dutchman in the Amos Alonzo Stagg Bowl. ...