I have a leadership test. It’s pretty short, not too complex, and I apply it to every leader I know over and over and over. Leadership is a tough subject. We can confuse leadership with directing, dictating, being in charge or having more money. But I hold leadership to a higher standard because I think
Running for political office is a big decision. It is a big commitment, and quite an undertaking. So when I announced my run for Toledo City Council, it wasn’t my decision alone. My wife and I had several, meaningful and intentional conversation about what the commitment was going to be like, and how much of
I recently had a conversation with someone I haven’t seen in roughly 10 years. We covered the basic topics you would expect after such a time. As we worked through the names and ages of my children he asked “Wow, three girls! Did you ever think you would have three daughters?” Of course my answer
It’s true what they say about your third child getting much different treatment than your first. Think about birthdays. It’s just so anti-climactic, isn’t it? You’ve been there before. You have other kids demanding attention, running around sucking up your time, energy, money and imagination just like that vacuum cleaner you forgot to run. Who has time to plan a
are all the rage this time of year. The simple idea of a new calendar brings hope and expectation for things to be, in some way, different. Too often those goals are formed out of the shadows in our lives, rather than in the light. We aren’t thin enough, so we want to lose weight.