Author Archives: Greg Baird

7 Practical and Realistic Ways to Find Time to Think

7 Practical and Realistic Ways to Find Time to Think

 

“Think, think, think.”

Do you remember Winnie the Pooh straining his little brain trying to solve a mighty (or not so mighty) problem? As children, we think this is humorous. As adults, we might be envious.

Finding time to think ~ really think ~ about just about anything is hard to do. The demands of life seem to increase daily, and speed up exponentially. We bounce from one thing to another, either because of the expectations and responsibilities placed on us, or because of our own habits.

But Pooh was on to something. He stopped, closed his eyes, crossed his arms, tapped his head, and focused.

“Think, think, think.”

And more often than not, it worked. 

How about you? Are you taking enough time to think? It may not be that you have a mighty problem (although you might!). Rather, it could just be that you need to think for your own mental and physical health.  Continue reading

5 Keys to Successfully Keeping Up with Technology

5 Keys to Successfully Keeping Up with Technology

Technology. Do you ever feel like you just can’t keep up? Yea, me too! Do you know why you feel that way? Because you can’t! It’s simply impossible to keep up with the increase in technology. New technology is being produced too quickly, and current technology is being changed and updated too often. But the… Continue reading

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

5 Ways to Build a Great Team and Maximize Your Organization

“Your organization will only go to the level that you and your team can take it.” If the above statement is true, we as leaders must focus on not only growing ourselves but also building a great team around us. Great teams help us maximize our organizations. Great teams produce:  More creativity Less conflict Higher satisfaction  Lower… Continue reading

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

3 Things You Must Manage Well In Order To Lead Well

We all want to lead well. There’s a lot of talk about leadership, and rightly so. We often quote John Maxwell on this blog, who says that “everything rises and falls on leadership.” I believe that’s true, not just because it’s a great statement to believe, but because I’ve seen it in action for nearly… Continue reading

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

10 Characteristics of Highly Effective Parents

Parenting is hard! I’m proud of my two teenage boys but sometimes think it’s simply by the grace of God that they’ve “turned out ok”. To some extent it certainly is by the grace of God. But along the way, I learned many lessons – often by making the mistake of not applying the principle –… Continue reading