Make New Mistakes

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As a leader, you may often find yourself wrestling with the following question: How do I balance providing those I lead with the grace needed to make mistakes yet not create a culture that sacrifices a standard of excellence? As you navigate this tension, it’s important to keep in mind that mistakes are a part of life and growth. People who are difference makers aren’t afraid to dream dangerously and take risks. Their mistakes are birthed out of effort and exploration of new frontiers. If those you lead never make …

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Wanna Hear A Juicy Secret??

Michael K Leadership, Uncategorized 3 Comments

If I’m truly honest, there have been moments in my life where I’ve found myself on the edge of my seat intently listening to and participating in gossip. At one time or another, it’s likely that we all have. It’s amazing how certain stories—especially when they’re “juicy”—can be so compelling and can even begin shaping our perceptions about others.   We all know how damaging gossip can be and how quickly it can spread. But what if it was possible to flip a sinful and divisive habit upside down? What …

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Lost In Baggage Claim

Michael K Personal Development, Spirituality 10 Comments

Then Samuel took a flask of oil and poured it on Saul’s head and kissed him, saying, “Has not the Lord anointed you leader over his inheritance?” 1 Samuel 10:1 (NIV) Samuel went back to God: “Is he anywhere around?” God said, “Yes, he’s right over there—hidden in that pile of baggage.” 1 Samuel 10:22 (MSG) If you’ve watched the news at all recently, you’ve probably seen New Jersey Governor Chris Christie in a number of the nation’s top headlines.  Sworn into his 2nd term on just yesterday, Gov. Christie’s …

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STAND UP & Fight For Your Dreams

Michael K Personal Development 11 Comments

On January 19, 2004—almost ten years ago to the day—I found myself sitting inside of a tightly packed room in Atlanta, GA, listening intently to Mrs. Coretta Scott King and Rev. Bernice King as they talked about the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. As they spoke, every story shared gave me a deeper glimpse into their internal strength. But beyond just being strong, I soon discovered that they were also kind—kind enough to autograph a copy of Dr. King’s autobiography for a young, Southern, soon-to-be minister …

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Insights From My 2014 Reader Survey

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I want to thank everyone that took out the time to complete my 2014 reader survey! The participation was great and as I mentioned here in the original survey post 11 days ago, I truly believe your feedback will allow me to better tailor the blog content even more to meet your specific needs. With that said, I want to provide you with a glimpse into some of the data compiled from the survey. I also want to share with you a few of the insights I have taken away from …

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