THE WEEKLY BLOG

As a young father, I would often watch one of my sons getting downright angry while playing with a toy. He…

Is forward progress slow or non-existent for you these days? Are you tired of waiting? Have you been waiting for the…

Recently I was at a Happy Hour celebrating new positions for some friends. One of them was Patti. I had a few minutes with her and asked what she was enjoying about her new role. While going through the list of things she liked, she said something that stuck with me.

Smiling, she said there was stress, but it’s “good stress, not stupid stress.”

Are you tired of just surviving day to day? This is what “surviving” feels like: Things are okay. Not great. Could…

If you ask someone today how they’re doing, you may be met with the response, “I’m surviving.” Or, looking at the…

When you are in an unexpected life-transition, chances are very good that you will have to deal with anger in some…

Part 2: Life isn’t linear. It’s unscripted, happening to us—and not in an orderly way.

“Everything you love has a beginning and an ending.”

When we step out into the unknown and try something new, there may be risks, but there are also great rewards. And it’s in the unknown where God shows Himself most powerful.

No matter what difficulty you might be facing now, if you have a community to share it with—friends, family, work relationships, etc.— it will be easier to get through.

In my recent blog “Yes – And, Part 1,” I talked about the two words used in Improv (Improvisational Theatre): the…

Several years ago, the Organizational Development team where I worked was preparing for our annual leadership retreat. The Director, Lynda, came to me and said, “We want to use Improv at the retreat.”

It was Father’s Day this past weekend. Being a father to my three sons is a special gift from God—a role…

Most of us are anxious when we wait. So, what should we do with the energy we have while waiting?

If you’re a perfectionist, pay close attention to what I’ve learned.

This week’s blog post, written by my wife, Deb, gives the perspective of a spouse of someone who is unemployed. Spouses feel the impact of unemployment too and have their own unique challenge on the journey.

Feedback is crucial for every one of us. Why is it you don’t hear many people talking about it?

When do you struggle the most emotionally? When do you feel like you’re at the bottom of a pit, battling the feeling of hopelessness that makes you want to give up? What triggers that for you? For me, it’s thinking too much.

Waiting is hard. Everything in our world happens instantly, and most of it through technology. We are used to getting what…

The unilateral decisions we make as leaders can undermine our influence and the people who serve us. Here are some thoughts.

He is Risen! He is Risen Indeed! Alleluia! Last Sunday was Easter, the most special day of the year. It’s the…

I had a couple of disappointments this past week. I know that’s not unique to me! Disappointment happens to all of…

You and I are different. God created us uniquely. There isn’t another, single person just like us. Friends of mine reading…

Peace. We all want it. It is a feeling that everything is right in the world. Defined in four, key ways,…

Great leaders are described with terms like “visionary”, “servant”, and “inspirational”. Those are all good descriptions, but I like to think…

Have you ever tried to chase a rabbit? Rabbits look enticing, but they are hard to catch. I remember watching our…

If you are in a job search right now, either actively or passively, you might find the process makes you anxious…

To this day, I remember hearing the words, “Your name is on the list.” Those six words marked the beginning of…

by Deb Kreienkamp You might recognize this as a song title. I love this line in the song, “How can I…

Have you ever uttered the words, “This is not how I planned it.”? Most of us have. In fact, life rarely…

Have you ever wondered, Why? We all have. I do regularly. This usually occurs when something bad has happened to us…

Life has changed. You were once part of a team who needed your help, who had questions that required your input…

Recently I wrote about the challenge of getting a new supervisor and its impact on us: It disrupts our normal. We…

As you read this, you might be in a difficult place: You could be unemployed. Maybe you moved to a new…

I am the wife of Dale, author of How Long, O Lord, How Long? Devotions for the Unemployed & Those Who…

Unless you are the owner, we all report to someone at work. Even the CEO of the organization reports to a…

At the end of each year and as the new year begins, we often look back at where we have been…

In Charles Dickens bestselling novel, A Christmas Carol, which we enjoy at this time each year, Ebenezer Scrooge opened his window,…

We often hear about friendly fire as it relates to military conflicts. Most recently in the news, we heard about the…

Are you grieving the loss of a job? I certainly did. It hurt, and I miss it. If you’re honest with…

It’s the holiday season, a time of joy, activity, shopping, parties with lots of food, cookies, candy and, of course, family…

“I hate my job!” Have you ever said that about your job? Has your spouse or a good friend said that…

Whether you are unemployed and looking for a job, or you have a job but are looking to find a new…

You’re in a job search and it’s taking longer than you think.  Patience in this process varies from person to person,…

One of the most awkward situations in a work place happens when someone’s position is eliminated or a layoff is announced…

Today, in 2018, the United States economy is good; it’s very good and better than it’s been for many years. So,…

You’ve lost your job, or maybe your spouse has lost their job. Are you and your family in crisis? Some of…

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