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Gaining Clarity at Midlife
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Second Half Hobbies

Leadership is not only about ‘getting things done.’In fact, if you focus only on tasks you will not lead well.You will likely burn out. You must have something fun that rejuvenates you, or you will not be a pleasant person to be around. This short video...

CREST Blog Series

The CREST Journey Series

3.0 Dreaming — While Wide Awake

Time flies so quickly, and at mid-life it seems to accelerate. It's hard to believe I've already...

2.5 Keeping Your Core Consistent

The time between the CREST Encounters is designed to be a time of reflection as well as...

2.0 Finding What Really Motivates You

Arriving at King's Fold for Encounter 2, I had a sense of anticipation. I was looking forward to...

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection

1.5 The Advantage of a Guided Reflection The New Year is often a time of reflection for many...

Shadows & Light Series

Shadows and Light 07: Fear Not

I was up the face of the cliff about 100 feet. I had joined the local Jerusalem rock climbing club...

Shadows and Light 06: Failure

We are all a mixed bag with shadows and light. We want to be light-bringers, but if we are really...

Shadows and Light 05: Functional Atheism

When I first read Parker Palmer’s phrase “functional atheism” applied to Christian leaders, I...

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos

Shadows and Light 04: Chaos This is #4 in a series on Shadows and Light in Leadership. We who are...

Midlife Series

Second Half Hobbies

Leadership is not only about ‘getting things done.’In fact, if you focus only on tasks...

There’s Gold In The Pain

It’s easy to reflect back over the good points of your life story. We are glad to tell...

You Never Anticipated This At Midlife

An unexpected paradox of midlife is that you have to find yourself again!   You’d...

The time between the ‘what was’ and the ‘next’

We call it “liminal space” — the time between the 'what was' and the 'next.' It is a...

Leadership Series

You Need This to Sustain Through Leadership Stress

In a VUCA world (see this earlier vlog), you will need to have this internal strength...

How to Work Through Fear to Solutions

In a future of extreme disruption (see the vlog before this one) its normal to feel...

A VUCA World is Coming

Having an idea of what’s coming helps you position yourself today so tomorrow does not...

How to run an organization that is profitable and Christian

Want to know how to run an organization that is both profitable and thoroughly...

The Jesus Way Series

Practical Steps in Discerning the Will of God

When it comes to making major decisions the most common bit of advice I hear is, "Just pray about...

Emotions and Living in the Will of God

I was shocked to read that most executives make a hiring decision within five minutes...

Is There A New Way of Living?

Knowing God’s will has been a keen interest for believers for centuries.   You’d think we would...

Can the Will of God Change?

Wouldn’t it be great to actually hear God’s voice? Then following his will would be clear and...

Self-Management Series

Failure is not Final

The hardest part in debriefing our life story are the times when we failed, when we...

What to do When Facing Difficult Decisions, Step 4

Tough decisions don’t have obvious answers — that’s why they are so stressful. But...

What to do When Facing Difficult Decisions – Step 3

So you are dealing with a really difficult situation, and the answer is not coming,...

What to do When Facing Difficult Decisions – Step 2

When facing complex and difficult decisions its easy to retreat into solitude. While...

Your Story Series

You can do something about this

So here’s a very important question… If … You are being given an amazing offer of a...

If you are 35 or older, you need to read this!

Have you noticed this disturbing pattern of leaders over their lifetime? Many start...

An Amazing Offer

An Amazing Offer! Too good to be true? By Dr. Dan Reinhardt When I get “an amazing...

Health & Energy Series

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Fall

Fall is a season that brings work. It's not the rest of the abundance of summer or the...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Summer

Summer is probably everyone's favourite season. Basking in the warmth of the sun! The...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Spring

Winter has the power for greater potential. There is power in winter that lays...

Do The Seasons Of Life Matter? How To Be Fruitful in Winter

Winter, for many, is the least favourite season. It's cold, dull, gloomy, barren. The...