Tag Archive: humility

Positive Illusions: 7 Ways to Defeat The Lake Wobegon Effect

We all create positive illusions about ourselves. Your temper isn’t that bad. After all, you don’t blow up as often as your mother did. People who lack positive illusions about themselves are often… Continue reading

Humility: Some Churches Practice Foot Washing

Strange thoughts come to me in the shower. This morning while washing my feet, I thought, “Some churches practice foot washing.” My second thought was, “No way is anyone washing my feet.” They’re… Continue reading

3 Things We Get Wrong About Humility

Humility and I stand beside each other like strangers on an elevator. We glance sideways, but we don’t stand close. The only thing I say is, “Have a good day,” when I step… Continue reading

You Have More Than you Think – Turkey’s Revenge

We were poor college students, over 1,600 miles from home, when my wife and I celebrated our first Thanksgiving. I’ll never forget how proud we felt to host Dave Tricky, a fellow student,… Continue reading

3 Pursuits that Set You Free

Need reveals lack. The more you need something, the less you have it. A hungry belly lacks food. Leaders who need status lack self-confidence. 3 dangers of pursuit: #1. Persecution: Need persecutes.  The… Continue reading

The Five Stages of Decline

You might feel like Superman, but kryptonite is real. Success goes sideways when leaders feel invincible. 5 companies that were great once: Borders Sears & Roebuck Blockbuster (Blockbuster has 1 store in Bend,… Continue reading