Category: Leadership

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Presence: The Key to Real Relationships

One of the most valuable things that I have learned in recent years is the importance of Presence.  Presence is important for healthy friendships, healthy marriages, and successful parenting.  By presence, I mean showing up both physically and emotionally.   Many

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How to keep your kids from destroying themselves with an iPhone

On Christmas day, my wife Chandra and I gave our (almost) 14-year-old son an iPhone for Christmas.  After a year’s worth of thought and consideration we decided that now was the time to do this. Handheld technology brings with it a wealth of great

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Why do I keep talking about coaching?

You probably know that I talk quite a bit about coaching and lead a coaching company called Context Coaching. But the whole idea of coaching is unfamiliar to a lot of people. What does it look like when I coach

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Have the conversation already!

  Most of us don’t like hard conversations.  Few of us charge head first into conflict.  But without difficult conversations we don’t have real relationships.   Author Tim Ferris goes so far as to say that, “A person’s success in life

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Do You Talk Too Much?

Much of my career as a leader has been marked by talking. As a husband, father, leader, and coach I am expected to talk.  Nearly every day, at work and home, I am explaining how to do things, answering questions,

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