Excited or Entrenched

Excited or Entrenched

Tracey Jones
The landscape of our lives is constantly changing which wreaks a great deal of havoc on humans who would often rather die than change. We lose relationships and our health, we miss once in a lifetime and repeated opportunities, yet we continue to blame everyone but ourselves.
Producing a Tremendous Harvest

Producing a Tremendous Harvest

Tracey Jones
Here comes my favorite season of the year—fall. I can see the day’s becoming slightly shorter; I watch for a leaf or two to begin transitioning to flames of gold and red; I hear and see the birds starting their migration to their new home. In South Central PA, the harvest is a sight to behold. This year's rain and sun ratio were magnificent. I have never seen fields of corn as high and green as the ones that fill our landscape. Autumn is the time of year when we look to the harvest and reap the products of our labor.
Driven to Win or Guided by Grace?

Driven to Win or Guided by Grace?

Tracey Jones
When we allow life to unfold before us —versus trying to wrestle it into a constructed box— our lives take a more relaxed and joyful form. There’s a difference between kicking down doors and allowing them to swing wide open when the time is right.
Lead Like a Tree

Lead Like a Tree

Tracey Jones

As leaders, we wear many hats. We are optimists, encouragers, ethicists, decision-makers, saviors, and sense-makers. So just like the mighty forests, we must do the same for ourselves and our organization. We need to be intentional about who we allow in our forest. After all, you cannot get it right without the right people. We need to stay nourished as well because leading others, although incredibly uplifting, can also be unbelievably draining. We must deal with bureaucracies, laws, budgets, attitudes, and global issues. To stay above the fray, we need to make sure our roots go deep; so deep that when the winds of change or fires of crisis come into our forest, we can not only survive, but thrive.

The Importance of Being Learned

The Importance of Being Learned

Tracey Jones
If you are considering going back to school, may I tell you how it changed my life and how it will change yours? After 35 years of leading others, I thought I pretty much knew most of what was out there. Boy, was I wrong. I can now approach the covenant of leadership with the street smarts of a practitioner and the books smarts of a scholar. That is indeed a blend of two tremendous worlds!
Show, Don’t Tell

Show, Don’t Tell

Bold Support
Do you remember the grade school activity of Show and Tell where we brought in an object and then proceeded to talk about it with our classmates? ...
Capturing Wisdom: Write to Life

Capturing Wisdom: Write to Life

Tracey Jones

“When you read a book, when you hear a speaker, when you hear a sermon, always take your pen and read or listen with the pen to cultivate the habit of making notes of things you think rather than what you thought you heard. Now, today make a few notes. As you hear speaking make notes of what you think. Listen, but listen just enough to get your mind in motion and start those thought process.”

Reading: A Necessary Activity for Raising the Bar on Life

Reading: A Necessary Activity for Raising the Bar on Life

Tracey Jones
“The average person doesn’t read a book a year; that must be why they’re average.” ~ Anonymous Average people have no desire to be tremendous, let ...

Praxically Speaking

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Praxis is a Medieval Latin word, from Greek, which means the application or use of a knowledge or skill. In short, it’s the moment where the ideal ...

will you autograph my kindle?

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As a publisher the number one question I get asked is, when books go the way of the dinosaur will I have to live in a van down by the river? What w...

mind the gap

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"Mind the gap" is a warning to train passengers of the London Underground to take caution while crossing the gap between the station platform and t...

talk may be cheap, but the written word is priceless

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As a leader, everything is a reflection of who you are, even the pictures on your desk and the books on your shelf. Keep yours stocked with tremend...

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