Respect: 3 Things Leaders Can Do to Grow More of It

Respect: 3 Things Leaders Can Do to Grow More of It

R-E-S-P-E-C-T – Find out what it means to me…. I can hear Aretha Franklin belt it out. But how do you get it in the workplace and on production sets today? Here are 3 thoughts and lessons I’ve learned. Know and exert your boundaries. One of the hardest things to learn...

Enduring Despite The Circling Eagles

Enduring Despite The Circling Eagles

The grip of the eagle’s claws dug into my gloved hand, and it took every ounce of my strength to hold up his 20+ pound body on my outstretched arm. Within just a few minutes, the eagle’s trainer, who was standing by, came up behind me to help me hold up my arm as its...

Contentment in the Court of the King

Contentment in the Court of the King

I was late and had run to my college dorm room to grab a book for my next class when the landline phone rang (no cell phones back then). He said his name was "Phil" and he had a couple of tickets to a concert that weekend and did I want to go? When I heard the name of...

Technology: Changing How We See Things

Technology: Changing How We See Things

I remember seeing my first augmented reality (AR) movie years ago. It was a Michael Jackson ride – Captain EO at Disneyland. But somehow, it didn’t have the same effect on me as the one I saw at the Sundance Film Festival years later. The first ever AR documentary...

Self-Centeredness: Is it Keeping You From Needed Change?

Self-Centeredness: Is it Keeping You From Needed Change?

As I travel to exotic and historic sites, I’m constantly observing “selfie models” taking pictures of themselves, wanting to be seen and to become “influencers” online. The Bible calls it our “flesh.” but we call it “selfie” in today’s language. It’s a visual reminder...

The Maddening Truth

The Maddening Truth

“While we were still under arrest, my father, out of love for me, was trying to persuade me and shake my resolution. 'Father,' said I, 'do you see this vase here, for example, or waterpot or whatever?' 'Yes, I do,’ said he. And I told him: 'Could it be called by any...