Creativity, Wounds, and Excuses


BRISKET, SAUSAGE, AND SWEET TEA Summer in Georgia isn’t something I’m intimately acquainted with. My wife and I were on a vacation recently, and for three days we had experienced bucketfuls of rain in both of the Carolinas. As we drove south on I-95 down into Georgia, I’m pretty sure I heard a lady with [...]

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Two divergent paths have lead to this post. I traveled the first path as I was preparing for a talk at my church. My preparation for that talk required that I look hard at the life of Moses. The second path I traveled happened on Father’s Day. My unintended preparation for that day required that [...]

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What Kind of Creative Are You?

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We’re all creative, because we’ve all been created in the image of a creative God. All people are not artistic, but all people are creative. I’ve written about that before. But what kind of creative are you? What kind of creative people fill the Teams you lead? That’s a huge question to ask, because as [...]

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Are We Addicted to Creativity?


I write a blog about creativity. I read blogs about creativity. I attend conferences about creativity. I speak publically about creativity. I define it, dive into it, embrace it, dissect it, get lost in it, and allow it to inform critical life decisions. So am I addicted to it? I think that’s a critical question [...]

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Hiring Three People for the Price of One

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There’s a principle that’s never rung any truer in my life than it does right now. It’s a leadership principle, with specific regard to hiring practices. I stole the principle from an interview Floodgate did with some good folks at Credera and The Container Store. Here’s what they taught me… If you hire the right person, [...]

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