The Power of Real Responsibility

Several years ago, Tim Tassopoulos and I had the opportunity to have breakfast with Stephen Covey. When I find myself with thought-leaders, regardless of their field, I always want to ask great questions. On this occasion, Tim beat me to it. He asked Dr. Covey, “How do you create leaders at every level in an organization?”

Teaching to Change Lives - Howard Hendricks Remembered

One of my dearest friends and mentors died last week. Howard Hendricks was 88 years old. He was someone who understood the law of multiplication. During his career of more than 60 years at Dallas Theological Seminary, he taught and mentored thousands of men and women. I had the wonderful privilege of being one of them.

Brunch with Edward DeBono

Have you heard of TED? It stands for Technology, Entertainment and Design. It’s a conference, a community and a platform for sharing ideas that matter. As an attendee, there are many things I love about the event. One of them is the fascinating people you can meet.

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. - A Serving Leader

Today is a national holiday in America to honor the work, the impact and the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. I was just a little kid when Dr. King was changing the face of our nation. I have vague memories of the conversations my parents and others were having during those tumultuous times in the south. Today, with decades to prove his lasting influence, the bright light of history has illuminated his many strengths – Dr. King was an amazing leader.

Zig Ziglar: See You At The Top

I'll See You at the Top was the trademark line the late Zig Ziglar used to close his motivational talks. Ziglar, 86, died last week. I had the privilege of hearing Zig speak several times during my career. He was the keynote speaker for Chick-fil-A’s annual event four times over the last 35 years.

An Afternoon with John Wooden

As most of you know, John Wooden, the legendary coach at UCLA, died a few years ago at the age of 99. He is widely considered the greatest coach in basketball history – some would argue, in the history of all sports. His team won 10 national championships in a 12-year span. A few years ago, I had the amazing privilege to spend an afternoon with the coach.

What Can Leaders Learn from Tim Tebow?

Some of you are Tim Tebow fans and some of you are not – got it. Regardless of your feelings, let’s not miss the chance to learn something here about leadership. Here are a few things I've observed watching Tebow this season that have been great reminders for me.


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