Integrity: Something that must be earned

Integrity: Something that must be earned

If I were to ask you what the one most important thing is that your parents gave to you, what would it be? I’m guessing that the answers would vary from money to education, or maybe your first car. It could even be your family’s business that your parents poured their...
Accountability

Accountability

“I’m sorry, it was my fault.” When was the last time you heard this sentence uttered by someone in a leadership role or in our country‘s government? (Probably never, unless it was a sitcom or a cartoon.) How often have you heard that in your workplace? How about in...
Patience is a Virtue

Patience is a Virtue

Never has our world been less patient than today. We prefer our food drive-through ready, our conversations as quick as we can tap out a text on our smartphones, and when we need to make a purchase, we skip the trip to the hardware store or Wal-Mart and simply hop...
Compassionate People

Compassionate People

If there were a magical remedy that would make you happier and healthier, would you buy it? It seems like something you’d find in an old apothecary jar with fancy script spelling out the words, “Snake Oil.” Well, I’m going to give you the remedy for free, and it...
Important Lodestar News

Important Lodestar News

Over the past 25 plus years, I have come to understand that character has been the catalyst for our success at Weaver Leather. It has created a culture that directly reflects the principles we have always taught and modeled. I have also witnessed the demise of...
Lead from the Heart

Lead from the Heart

I believe that leadership starts with the heart, and when your heart is in the right place, relationships are formed. Leading with your heart first tells people that they are more valuable than just their position or what they can do for you as their leader. Leading...
Generosity: Reaping What You Sow

Generosity: Reaping What You Sow

The principle of generosity is well proven, even if there are people who dismiss the Biblical promise that ensures that generosity is the sowing of seeds that leads to a big harvest. The reason some people do not believe or doubt this fact is that many of the benefits...
Have an Attitude of Gratitude

Have an Attitude of Gratitude

An attitude of gratitude cures many ills: 1. It completely removes the sense of entitlement that so many people have today. 2. It takes away the jealousy of wanting what someone else has. 3. It helps us acknowledge that everything that we have and hold dear in this...