A few years ago, our house flooded so badly we had to gut the house and take it down to the studs. It was at this time that our contractor found some problems with our house’s foundation. There were some cracks and deterioration in the pillars that were holding up the house. My contractor explained that if we didn’t fix the foundation, we could do all the framing, drywall, painting to make the house look nice all we wanted but without making the foundation sound, we’d always struggle to have a firm structure.
If we’ve learned anything as a country throughout our history, it’s that the ways we see leaders leading in times of crisis will define legacies, often determining whether one is reviled or revered. This is because times of crisis expose the heart and skills (or lack thereof) in leaders much faster than times of peace […]
In our 30 years of helping families, Susan and I have noticed that what tears at the seams of many troubled marriages is not one big, egregious event, but a series of small, repetitive habits that hurt a marriage. If left unchecked, they become problems that never get resolved. Sure, there might be a triggering […]
Do you know how to describe a good leader? What about the best leader you ever followed? Among the many descriptions of great leadership I’ve heard, Truett Cathy, Chick-fil-A founder, once said that “we must motivate ourselves to do our very best, and by our example, lead others to do their best as well.” I […]