Emotional Intelligence for Everyday Leadership @TheHighCalling

Some leaders seem to instinctively understand people: what motivates them, what frustrates them, what inspires them. Other leaders don’t. They are blind to the emotional landscape around them. These leaders lack what is commonly known as “emotional intelligence.” EI… Read More

Which Is the Better Story @Image Journal’s Good Letters blog

“There’s a scene early in Ang Lee’s majestic Life of Pi film in which the main character watches everything he loves die. Pi is floating in a vast, murky sea as the ship carrying his family and their zoo animals… Read More

When Storms Come @Faith&Leadership

Like a thrill ride gone terribly wrong, Hurricane Sandy barreled through my beloved Jersey Shore last month. Except during college and a six-year sojourn in California, this area has always been home, the place where I grew up… Read More

A New Kind of Heroine @TheHighCalling

The protaganist of Disney/Pixar’s newest feature film “Brave” is an unlikely heroine. The Scottish princess confronts and overcomes what she views as a constricted future for her life, but she also learns that her own unfettered dreams can be… Read More

What I Wrote This Week @UrbanFaith: August 27-September 7

Obama Lets Others Outshine Him in Charlotte: Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton delivered speeches that outshined the president, and there was a lot of God-talk. What was the political message? Democrats Launch “Inclusive” Convention: The Democrats launch what they’re billing… Read More