Intentional Reformation

The video is here. We usually think of reformation as Luther nailing a sermon with 95 points to a church door in Wittenberg, Germany. Today, it is often thought of a modern apostolic influence on various church or church growth movements. Reformation is really just...

Prophetic Creativity

The video is here. There is something brand new in the air. New ideas, new agendas and new initiatives are being released that are blessing people and cultures around the world. I really believe it’s in the context of a Kingdom reformation that will bless people and...

Goals for Your Heart

The video is here. I’m participating in a goal setting exercise for 2017 and have also been dabbling in business coaching. Although I’m very high on both, I noticed something missing in my heart. Goal setting is usually built around how to get something… “What I...

Leaders Tell Stories

The video is here. People, organizations, corporations and nations that are great are that way for reason. They have connected the dots to the reason for their existence. Organizations or people that exist merely for themselves aren’t worth leading. Idolatry of self...

How to Delegate to Empower

The video is here. The practical side of working with people in any mountain starts with knowing what makes us tick. We all do exactly what’s in our hearts. We don’t do what we say and we don’t even do what we intellectually believe. Our hearts are driving the bus....

Identity – Who am I?

The video is here. Jesus is not just the master of servants, or the Father of sons, or the first born of many brothers. He is also the Lord of lords and King of kings. We all go through a transition from being comfortable as a faithful son who obeys the Holy Spirit....

Leading from the Heart

There are two prior newsletters that go with this theme, Listening Skills and Putting Life in Corporate Culture. Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. Prov 4:23 Message For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks. The good man brings...

Putting Life in Corporate Culture

The video is here. I have been dreaming about using the concepts of heart in the engineering company where I consult. There is an open door of invitation. Now, we have to deliver a practical approach that works in a secular, corporate setting. First step: define the...

Real Wisdom

The video is here. We all want to make wise choices that bear fruit. Revelation and wisdom are often confused in the spiritual dimension, and God’s wisdom and worldly wisdom are often confused in the business dimension. So, how do we know what path is wisdom? Do not...

Try Smarter not Harder

The video is here. One of the remarkable differences between people under the influence of a poverty mentality and those living in God’s abundance is knowing when to get help. Those in poverty usually believe they must make in on their own. When they encounter a...

Intentional Creativity

The video is here. Creativity is important because great ideas give meaning to our lives and profit to our businesses. We often think of their arrival as magic and mysterious, or mundane in the sense that new ideas are just part of the planning process… or we can just...

Trading Up For Your Future

The greatest freedom in life comes from knowing our direction and making progress toward our destiny. The leverage to make an adjustment and redirect our course depends on knowing where we’re going. The sweet spot comes when we add the dimension of knowing where God...

Hide-and-Seek in Corporate Culture

The video is here I work in a typical corporation. There are large numbers of good people in a beehive of activity and communication. Engineering, operations, and project types are well-educated and trained in the corporate culture. Most come from sixteen years of...

The Corporate Gospel of Chairs

The video is here. You tube has several versions of the gospel in chairs. It contrasts the gospel of the early church with some of the emphasis that has crept into evangelical circles over the centuries. Harold Eberly did a version of it at his summer conference that...

Finding Your Why

The video is here I watched a new department manager of projects introduce himself to a staff of 100 engineers. The one phrase that stuck in my mind was, “I am very results oriented.” Now project engineers, including me, tend to be results oriented anyway, so the...

Relational Leaders

The video is here Business schools and MBA programs are typically staffed with instructors who have never owned a business and never will. It’s a symptom of our culture. One of the primary areas of failure in leadership, mentoring, management, and education is trying...

Is My Dream Too Big?

The video is here. Over the last two weeks we had the privilege of helping several dozen people in Poland and Denmark to get in touch with themselves and the dream that God wrote in their hearts (Heart Plan Workshops). It’s really a process of hearing God and...

Leveraging the Kingdom Part 1

The video for this blog is here. One of our Releasing Kings coaches sent me a 10 minute video by Daniel Pink on his book, Drive. It’s really good! His thesis has to do with what motivates people to be creative or productive… at work, in life, everywhere. He found that...

Intentional Graduations

The video for this newsletter is here. I see this cycle in institutions (church, government, business, etc.): 1) People are drawn to the cause or opportunity in the institution, 2) they are mentored or discipled into the organizational values, 3) they mature and...

Fathers and Managers

The video version of this newsletter is here. The emphasis on Kingdom influence in our culture is something the Lord is speaking in all of our hearts. One response is to focus on the shortcomings of the church. It’s a negative point and I don’t find diminishing the...

Corporate Heart Plans

The video introduction to this newsletter is here. The concept of getting in touch with our heart’s desires and finding our Kingdom purpose has an amazing impact in individual lives. It puts us on the team of making disciples of nations and the kind of reformation...