Of all the men I have personally come to know in life, Bill Bauer is one of the men I admire most. For many years Bill was the “boss” of two of the other men I admire most, my brother Karl and my brother Ed. All three of those men worked for Chicago Bridge and … More Guest Post: Bill Bauer on Learning How to Think
Rereading Life Together for the 20th time. Always timely. This quotation is from the introduction. 1933, February Germany Bonhoeffer had just turned 27 years of age “In February Bonhoeffer delivered a lecture broadcast over the Berlin radio in which he flayed the German public for its hankering after a ‘leader’ who would inevitably become a … More When the “Leader” Becomes the “Misleader”
I am listening to an audio book in my car. It is a book from the Jack Ryan franchise started by Tom Clancy and carried on now by Mark Greaney. The latest books are not as focused on naval submarines, ships and procedures as the original Clancy novels but they are just as fascinated with … More A President We Could Admire
It is encouraging to see that some articles written years ago continue to be read and are being found helpful to people. On the other hand, only one thing I have written in 2018 cracked the top 10 for the current year! So here are some of the top posts for the first half of … More Mid Year Report on the Most Read Articles of 2018
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In 1994, I had the privilege of getting my first book contract with Broadman & Holman. It was for a short devotional based in the book of Proverbs. The theme of the book was hope for those who were in a difficult job search. The book proposal I wrote was originally rejected and then … More Men, Do You Have the Will to Pay the Price to Win?
Jesus gave the church one task. Make disciples (Matthew 28:16-20). More accurately, disciples who make disciples (2 Timothy 2:2). The process for making disciples was one, loving one another (John 13:34-35), and two, proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom (Luke 16:16). As the early church did those things, the result was the planting of … More A Leadership Discipleship Strategy
The following insight comes from a Quora question. The specific question was Why was the German military so successful during early-WWII? A questioner was interested in finding out why the hideous Nazi scourge was so successful militarily at the beginning of World War II. Eduardo J. Belgrano, Polymath, Economics, Business, Military History, Quantitative Risk Analysis gave … More Giving Leaders Authority
Sunday Afternoon Musings Young leaders are not self-aware. To be honest, there is nothing that guarantees that older leaders are self-aware. But one of the things that time in ministry does to the vast majority of us is that it humbles us. It causes us to second guess ourselves and our decisions. But young leaders are … More Young Leaders in the Church
Saturday Musings The following is excerpted from the book Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official (2012). I’m reediting the book for a new release and this portion from chapter 28 seemed relevant for where our nation is at. When a land transgresses, it has many rulers, but with a man of understanding and … More Stalling the Judgment of God