The Penalty of Leadership

The following are excerpts from a newspaper advertisement run by the Cadillac Motor Company in 1915: “The Penalty of Leadership In every field of human endeavor, he that is first must perpetually live in the white light of publicity. Whether the...

May 5, 2016

Men who cannot be silent will not say anything when they talk. (A.W. Tozer, author) Some people have the “gift of gab,” as we say. They talk easily and often. One thought leads to another, and their listeners are likely to tune them out. It’s not...

May 4, 2016

Truth, though it has many disadvantages, is at least changeless. You can always find it where you left it. (Phyllis Bottome, British novelist and short story writer) Truth sometimes hurts. When we’re faced with the consequences of our mistakes...

It’s a Decoy

I was walking the dogs one day when I noticed them making a commotion ahead of me. I thought they had something trapped. The closer I got, I realized they had cornered a decoy turkey. They were circling and barking at the decoy, thinking it would...

May 3, 2016

In statesmanship prudence counts for more than daring. (Harper’s Weekly) Those words were written in the issue of April 29, 1865, in commemoration of the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. They are words well worth our consideration today. We...

May 2, 2016

We get the leaders in the future that we make now. (Randy Smith, pastor and educator) Great leaders don’t just pop up when we need them. They must be trained, gain experience, and be tested in the workplace. And the best place to find them is...

May 1, 2016

The house of delusions is cheap to build but drafty to live in. (A. E. Housman, English classical scholar and poet) It’s easy to let your mind run away with you and to dream dreams that are fanciful, fun, and pleasing to pursue. Such dreams are...

April 30, 2016

If we love our country, we should also love our fellow countrymen. (Ronald Reagan, 40th president of the United States) When patriots talk about their country, what is it they’re speaking of? Its geography, its resources, its political system?...

April 29, 2016

Don’t get addicted to hearing only what you want to hear. (Dr. Henry Cloud, self-help author) Have you ever met someone who doesn’t seem to hear anything negative. He or she doesn’t take criticism; it just doesn’t register with them. People who...

April 28, 2016

Most of us know we won’t be the greatest, just don’t let us be the least. (Robert J Foster, college professor) Most people don’t like to think of themselves as being proud. They aren’t trying to gain fame merely for the sake of the...

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