Month: September 2017

Push Me and I'll Push Back

Push Me and I'll Push Back

Every year I make an opening talk at the conference and today’s blog is an excerpt. “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another…” Hebrews 10:24 Nothing could be more important than the ability to “consider” one another, for right now not only ou ...[Read More]

Would You Be My Mentor?

Would You Be My Mentor?

While my father served as a mentor to many over his life, I asked him to share what he had looked for in a mentor when he was young. What were his criteria? Dad continued mentoring through www.breakfastwithfred.com into his late 80’s giving great insight into the selection process of mentoring. He passed away in 2007 leaving a legacy of wisdom, integrity, strength, and insight.   It’s ...[Read More]

The Trap

The Trap

For me, few things are more satisfying than spending time with young people starting a company or non-profit. While most of the conversation is about start-up, I try to get around to the topic of what happens when it grows. One of the most useful tools for understanding the lifecycle of an organization is that developed by Dr. Ichak Adizes, the founder of the Adizes Institute in Santa Barbara. We ...[Read More]

The Secret Journal

The Secret Journal