3 Characteristics of Servant Leadership

Kathy and I are on an eight-day motorcycle journey through Tuscany, Italy with a group of riders. Here’s how the servant heart of one of our fellow riders convicted and inspired me. A group of us were getting our motorcycles ready for the trip. We had to become acquainted with our rental bikes—figure out the […]

All You Can Do Is All You Can Do

But All You Can Do Is Enough

The other night over dinner, Santiago “Jimmy” Mellado, CEO of Compassion International, told me a compelling story of how he was raised in a poor family with a mom and dad who were sold-out for Jesus. Grabbed by a Stranger “I was walking through the plaza in my small town in Mexico on a very […]

The Best Way to Start Every Day

Especially Busy Ones

I am headed to a lunch meeting for the High Tech Prayer Breakfast. I am feeling rushed and stressed. Not because of the people I am about to meet, but because of the calls I was on just before lunch. Three Stressful Calls I had three calls this morning. All entrepreneurs. All stressful. Their worlds […]

The Single Most Important Factor in Choosing Investors

I was talking to Michael (not his real name), an entrepreneur who is interested in raising money. He is likable and capable, and people with money are recognizing him for it. He has recently been letting people know he is interested in expanding his business and will need to raise money. He is surprised by […]

How Wisdom Seekers Bless Their Mentors

A 32-Year-Old’s Sage Advice

“I have some great mentors I meet with on an irregular basis,” he said. I was talking to Noah (not his real name), a very successful entrepreneur who is also a seeker of advice. He has collected an impressive group of experienced businessmen. When he began listing the names of these people, I was jealous. He […]

One Thing That Could Radically Impact Your Business Success

“Whose office is that?” I asked the secretary. “That is Don Thompson’s office,” she answered. “Who is Don Thompson?” I asked. Sterling Software, led by Sterling Williams, had just completed the unfriendly takeover of Informatics General Corporation. Sterling was a $20mm public company, and they completed a leveraged buy-out of a $140mm public software company. […]