Dave’s Blog: When We Get Behind Closed Doors

The old Charlie Rich song was talking about the “benefits” of closed doors — especially in the realm of relationships. However, in business, closed doors are often more trouble than they are worth. When a leader takes someone behind closed doors on campus, it can create a flurry of speculation — rarely good speculation. A closed door brings a sense of …

Dave’s Blog: Simply Serve

I was cleaning out some old items from my office shelf this morning and ran across an old edition of the Minden Press-Herald, a newspaper that has been in my family for four generations. It was a commemorative edition, marking the opening of their new facility in 1986. As I scanned the pages from “yesteryear,” I ran across the following …

You Are A Chief. Start Acting Like It

There is a saying that usually used as a negative, “Too many chiefs and not enough indians. ” Generally, this statement is used to describe a situation where too many people are trying to take the lead in an organization or a project. To avoid this, many people shy away from the idea of leadership, thinking they can “just follow.” This …

If Jesus Was In Charge of Marketing

You have seen them all over the place, especially at events where Christians abound. They adorn the shirts of the “believers.” And quite frankly, they look stupid to the rest of the world. “Them” are those knock-offs of name brands with Christian logos and scriptures — from the John 3:16 made to look like the John Deere logo, to the …