When you’re wrong, say so.

When you’ve hurt someone, own it and apologize, even if you think it’s dumb.

Mean it when you give out compliments. Don’t be stingy with praise.

Take feedback from anyone, but apply what is wise. Thank them for caring.

Take your team to the next level, but not at the expense of the team. 

Build relational equity outside of your team. 

When you’re wrong, say so.

Treat everything like you’re a pastor and people’s salvation is on the line.


When you need help, ask.

When you’re overwhelmed, delegate or cut.

When you take a vacation, mute your work email.

Invite people to lunch. Invite yourself to lunch.

Ignore the overly-critical voice in your head. It doesn’t know everything.


Make the most of your time. There’s always something you can do. Rest is an option.

Knowing how to do something doesn’t mean you’ll be allowed to. Nobody likes a know-it-all.

When you get home, make sure you can say to God, “I did that for you.”

Just a few thoughts over my last year in communications.



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