If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

If You Dream It, You Can Do It?

“If you can dream it, you can do it!” said Walt Disney….and then came Disneyland!

“I have a dream” shouted Martin Luther King on the Washington mall to 250,000 people.

“Through hard work, perseverance and a faith in God, you can live your dreams.” wrote Dr. Ben Carson whose life was one of hardship before becoming a surgeon.

The Foundation for Building the Right Team

The Foundation for Building the Right Team

Assume that you are building a house. First, you would have the plans for the building to study and prepare for construction. You would then implement the plan and begin building the house, taking care to follow the plan and do each task systematically and in order. Sometimes you will deviate from the plan due to new information and then prepare a change order modifying the plan. You take care to make sure the plumbing and electrical are all in place before you hang the drywall. You have to have all the right parts in the right places in order to have the right house.

The Importance of Employee Engagement (And the Story of Adam)

The Importance of Employee Engagement (And the Story of Adam)

Few companies have found the holy grail of management: High Employee Engagement. In the average company, about 32 percent of employees are actively engaged in their work and about 20 percent actively disrupt operations. But for those who figure it out, the rewards are unmistakable. Companies who score at the top quartile of employee engagement outperform those in the bottom quartile on virtually every measure of success. The Gallup Organization finds the gap in performance between top and bottom quartile companies varies from a low of ten to a high of seventy percentage points depending on what dimension of performance is studied. Here is short sampling of those performance gaps.

Team Building

Team Building

There has been much written about building the right team. Here are some thoughts from top business leaders:

  • John Maxwell – Unity Begins with the Leader – A true team – one whose members work together to achieve greatness – has a unified vision.

  • Simon Sinek – Start with Why – It’s important for team members to know why the team exists and does what it does.

Christmas 365

Christmas 365

Are you ready for Christmas? Not the pretend Christmas, the real Christmas. We all need a solid dose of God’s Christmas. Not the gifts piled high Christmas, but rather the Jesus came in flesh dishing out mercy to save the world Christmas. Not the decorate till you drop Christmas, but rather the serve those who have nothing Christmas. Not the take 20 minutes to find a parking spot at the mall Christmas, the hope injecting, peace giving, love awakening, power carrying, rest giving, God magnifying, Savior of humanity Christmas for our needy, weary soul. We need the kind of Christmas that brings God’s eternity into our temporary.