It’s Only Fun Til Someone Gets Hurt | Leadership & Outdoor Dangers

As backcountry enthusiasts, guides, and spiritual leaders not only are we called to hone our awareness of outdoor dangers, but we are also in a position to help people learn lessons about spiritual realities from the wilderness terrain.

Pursuing Perfection Poisons Creativity & Peace | Be “Good” not “Best”

Successful leaders know that creativity and peace are poisoned by the pursuit of perfection. Seeking to be the “best” at something is like walking out onto a deceiving cornice that won’t hold you. Walk out on that thing just a little further—keep trying to be “better than everyone else”, and you are going down.

You Don’t Have to Prove Yourself. God Loves You. | Mark 1:10-11

I am convinced that if I can just simply believe that I don’t have to prove myself to God, that he just loves me, that I too can be sent off on my way, as an ambassador to bring salvation to the world through the proclamation of the Gospel.

How to Keep Leadership Training Focused Around What Jesus Taught and Did | Acts 1:1-2

This passage encourages me as a leader to take a step back, clear off the clutter and focus on those few, relational, reproducible principles that will leave a legacy in people’s lives.

“Casual” Can Lead to Catastrophe Outdoors | Outdoor Leadership Skills

Talk about a crucial lesson in outdoor leadership skills. Our casual approach and over-confidence for a benign sounding excursion combined to get us into real trouble. Lesson learned. Pride swallowed.

Be a Follower First | Leadership Skills from 30 Days in the Cascades

Leadership skills and the art of following… If it hadn’t been for that delay we wouldn’t have experienced that stunning sunset-ascent of Eldorado Peak and I wouldn’t have gotten my all-time favorite summit pic.