Finally, we receive some good news about the U.S. economy. In 2009, U.S. credit card spending dropped to its lowest in 30 years. In addition, the number of individuals in America who are saving money rose to its highest level in 15 years. We finally listened to financial counselors who’ve told us for years we need to stop using so

My long-time friend and mentor, Dick Wynn, used to always tell me that good leadership involved three ingredients: 1. Relationships 2. Results 3. Resilience I understood the first two immediately. I’ve learned over time that successful schools, companies, NPOs, and churches always combine a healthy pursuit of relationships and results. The third word, resilience, was different. I understood it, but didn’t fully comprehend why

From time-to-time, people ask me how I read a book. I often get this question after I send out my favorite book-reading list each January (to see this blog post, click here). It happened again this year. In 1987, while I was finishing my master’s degree, a faculty member shared with me how he reads a book and saves time. I

This coming Sunday, two very good NFL football teams will square off in the 2010 Superbowl: the Indianapolis Colts and the New Orleans Saints. Because I was born in a little town outside of Indianapolis, I usually find myself rooting for Peyton Manning and the Colts. And I still love Tony Dungy. However, this Sunday, my heart has been turned toward the