Why You Lose Your Best Volunteers and Staff!

It hurts when people leave. It’s been said that people don’t quit organizations, they quit people. There are a million reasons why, over time, we can lose talented volunteers or staff members. Sometimes it’s circumstantial. Other times, it’s just a natural pattern of growth and development. But not always, and probably not often.  In reviewing…

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What Can They Do For Me?

“Our job is to tend to our growth as people, our grace and integrity and humility.” – Marianne Willamson Leaders can be tempted to drift into a trap of asking the question “What Can He/She Do For Me?” Honestly, nothing. Not a single thing. Sure, they contribute, they will do what they are asked, they…

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Trust God & Give It All You Got!

Momentum if a funny thing. It is never neutral. We are either progressing or regressing. So every morning, when we get out of bed, we have choices to make that are going to point us in a direction. Andy Stanley calls it the “principle of the of pathway” and what it means is that whatever…

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Trust, Hustle & Showing Up!

“Creativity comes from trust. Trust your instincts. And never hope more than you work.” -Rita Mae Brown So often we discount our ability because of our insecurity. We find excuses and reasons we should not be our best and hide behind them leaving our potential to spiral out of control. If we believe we have…

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How A New Voice Can Change Everything

I like to call it “chemistry experiments”. Any time we add a new style, personality, thinker, voice into our process it changes the chemistry of the team dynamic. I think if we are to stay fresh as a team we have a responsibility to always be tinkering with the chemistry. Beyond that new chemistry creates…

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The 10 Commandments Of Creativity

We all know the importance of the ten commandments – the golden rule for how we’re supposed to live our lives. But what about a golden rule for our creativity? My friend and Blogger Andrew Zahn developed a less sanctimonious list than Moses, but it’s a list that can be adapted to our creative lives. Here’s the…

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The 4 Pillars Of Disney Tradition

  When a new cast member is hired at Disney they are taken through “Traditions”, an orientation course designed to educate the cast member on the heritage of the culture that Disney has created. The expectation is set in this training that at Disney “We Create Happiness”. Creating happiness is no small order so executives…

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Has Your Courage Been Stolen?

There is a book  in the bible, Joshua, and chapter 1 verse 9 has become an ethos for me. It revolves around having courage and the opposite of courage is fear.  I hate fear. Fear intimidates and tries its best to impose itself on creative people. Fear does this because it knows that when creative people…

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