Focal Point Tulsa websiteJoin me Wednesday June 17, 2015 at 7 AM for Focal Point Tulsa breakfast forum. The topic is how to Energize Change.  The talk is part of a business leadership networking breakfast forum.  On Wednesday they’ll be meeting at Oklahoma Wesleyan University at 10810 E. 45th Street, Tulsa OK. Coffee and doughnuts will be provided.

Have you ever thought about what it takes to Energize Change? I’ve spent the last several years reading, writing and speaking about leadership development. A favorite topic of mine is related to leading change. In the end, no one needs a leader to lead same. We all want to make a difference… change. Many of us want to lead change rather than holding on to the status quo. So we’re going to explore 4 ways we can be more effective energizing change in our teams and our organizations. There will be time for open discussion and some networking both before and after the talk too.

I hope you can join us. For more information, check out Focal Point Tulsa’s website.  I look forward to seeing you!

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I learned 3 important leadership lessons from the choices my Dad made in 1957. Face your challenges, don’t compromise and people matter.

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We’ve received almost 400 responses to our survey so far. Here are 3 lessons I’ve learned from spending a couple of days reviewing responses and reflecting.

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The Original Stupid Idea

January 26, 2015

A while back, I completed The Power of Starting Something Stupid by Richie Norton with Natalie Norton. As the authors state in the subtitle, starting something stupid is a great way to crush fear, make Continue Reading…

Leaders and Goals

January 22, 2015

My Goal for 2015

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Faith in Everyday Life

January 19, 2015

Are you the kind of person that believes that religion is like opinions… everyone has them, but the world’s a better place if we’d all keep ours to ourselves?

I’m not a fan of religion. I follow a person, Jesus, and try to conform my life to what his book says. Continue Reading…

I often wonder what difference the Christian faith makes in the world today?  There is a global, macro question: What difference does faith make in world politics?  What difference does it make in the struggle between Continue Reading…

I’ve learned a bit more about the leadership revolution that we joined in 2009 with the Lead Change Group by reading Seth Godin’s latest book, What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn). Continue Reading…