25 Lessons from 25 Years of Leadership

When can you speak with ‘authority’ on a subject? I’ve always been secretly sceptical of parents of toddlers who give lectures on parenting, and couples who have been married for two years taking marriage classes! How long do you have to have been a leader before you can give leadership advice? I’m not sure! Is … Continue reading 25 Lessons from 25 Years of Leadership

Willpower or Want-power?

Willpower is not enough. In our efforts to change, willpower only takes us so far. I’ve found that willpower diminishes throughout the day. I start the day with good intentions. I employ my willpower in the morning and I eat muesli with fruit. By the end of the day my willpower-tank empties and I’m eating … Continue reading Willpower or Want-power?

The Silence of Christmas

The Christmas story starts with silence.  An awkward silence.  Before the cattle are lowing and the baby awakes, there is silence.  A very long silence. From Malachi to Matthew God isn’t speaking (or at least, people weren’t listening!). Four hundred years without His voice being clearly heard. When great orators speak they will create a … Continue reading The Silence of Christmas

The Disordered Heart

Over the years I’ve spoken and written much about the human heart because I’ve become convinced that everything we do and say is a result of the heart’s overflow. I usually describe what it takes to form a healthy heart, and I’ve rarely focused on the signs of a disordered heart. But in the same … Continue reading The Disordered Heart