Strength in the Spokes

Strength in the Spokes

I like to think in images and metaphors. I reflect on the things around me and imagine how they illustrate an idea. I suppose that is why bicycle wheels cause me consider leadership and healthy congregations. Four years ago, I took up cycling. After years of running,...
A Lesson from the Garden

A Lesson from the Garden

When I was a child, my dad worked for IBM. This meant that my formative years were spent in the well-groomed suburbs of Dallas, Miami and Atlanta. Such suburbs are filled with wonderful neighborhoods and plenty of new construction for all of us transplants. Days were...
Beware the Sensors?

Beware the Sensors?

I grew up in a car family. I am a car guy. I know the difference between a carburetor and a catalytic converter, and I know that I prefer vehicles that do not use torque converters. My first two cars, a 1969 Pontiac and 1991 Jeep are the kinds of vehicles that are...
How Soccer Explains Coaching

How Soccer Explains Coaching

Since 2011 I have been an ICF trained coach. Work as a coach is rewarding because of the amazing things my clients accomplish. But despite the joy coaches find in our work, most outsiders fail to understand coaching relationships. What are we trying to do for our...