Update your LinkedIn profile without being FIRED!

Talking with others in my office about updating their LinkedIn profile, one co-worker honestly said to me, “If you see me updating my LinkedIn profile, I am about to leave!” Other friends of mine are afraid to update their profile out of fear their employer will suspect they are marketing themselves to other employers. Even…

Leadership for Dummies, it is not that complicated

What amazes me when I study leadership is how there are so many common themes I hear over and over again. Leaders need to be honest, approachable, accountable, and consistent. What frustrates me is when I look back at myself, I knew what to do but too often failed at the most common things. Here…

Watching your Dad retire . . .

It is a very strange experience watching your role model and the man I have looked up to my whole life step back and retire.  I don’t know what to expect.  It is a rather dramatic change of life for our family.  Hard to believe things are slowly being handed off to my generation.  Of…

2014 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 7,000 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 trips to carry that many people. Click here to…

My Social Media Marketing Strategy proposal for a church

Social Media Authentic–not focused on technological “FLASH” or even “ACTIVITY” but on ACCESSIBILITY of the ministry team, leading church followers to further ENGAGEMENT in God’s Word and how it applies to our lives, and over communication of the events and activities of the church. My four favorite Social Media channels—Twitter, Facebook, Google+ Hangout & Instagram…

How to “DATE” your major donors

My wife later thought it was pathetic but when I was dating, I had note cards where I took notes after a date about the interests of the girl I liked. I thought through next steps and where she may like to go on our next date. Moves Management is a LOT like dating. If…