Hiding from Hate

Amsterdam 2017

Last week, I was privileged to serve as a keynote speaker for HR Vision Amsterdam.  Jennifer was able to make the trip with me, as we celebrated our 20th anniversary with a trip to Europe!

For my blog, this month’s focus is on the Sixth Commandment, “Thou shalt not kill.”  As my last post illustrated, behind every murder is an attitude of anger and hate.  We were able to take an up close and personal look at the hate of Hitler during World War II with a couple of famous hiding places in the Netherlands.

To learn more about the inspiring stories of Anne Frank and Corrie Ten Boom, click here.

Honoring a G.R.E.A.T. Mother


During this fifth month of the year, I continue my focus on the fifth of the Ten Commandments, which says, “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.”

As my last post attests, I often write here about the influence of my Dad on my leadership style and effectiveness, and I am grateful for his example, encouragement, and support.  But I’ve learned a lot about life and leadership from my Mom as well.

Today, as we celebrate Mother’s Day 2017, I reflect on five of my favorite takeaways from my Mom’s life and influence that have shaped me into the husband, father, leader, and man I am today.

Happy Mother’s Day, Mom!

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