Snob

Jeffrey
Posted on in Branding, Leadership
I’m a snob. I’m out of golf balls. In my mind I’m a decent player and therefore should employ a “performance” ball to get the most from my golf game. Not to give a lesson on golf ball technology, but suffice to say, golf balls are now being designed by rocket scientists. Literally. Quick research [...]

What’s that?

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Leadership
Alex sent Jeffrey a video clip yesterday from his practice session at Colbert Hills. We discussed the work Alex is doing to take his swing to the next level. I asked if it’s even possible. Yes, but he’ll have to be mature about it. It’s (his existing move) a deeply ingrained habit. He won’t change [...]

Roll the rock.

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Identity, Leadership
Alex returned home Sunday night from playing in the New Year’s Invitational at St. Petersburg Country Club in Florida. Jeffrey caddied for him. Last night, the player’s dad/biggest fan/mentor was still working through what he saw. Of his putting: He can roll the rock (Alex is currently #1 in fewest “putts per round” in the [...]

Who’s with me?

Jeffrey
Posted on in Coaching, Identity, Strategy, The Creel Model
Good friends recently recommended watching the TV series Friday Night Lights. “Great entertainment. Strong faith message.” We checked out the season one DVDs from the library (who knew you could do that?). I didn’t really agree with the entertainment value or the perception of a strong faith message. The first season of this popular series [...]

Cancelling high-def noise.

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Identity, Leadership, The Street Works Tour
Our son Alex played in his first K-State golf tournament this week at Wichita Country Club. Commenting on the pressure and expectation associated with playing his first tournament on his home course, his coach told him he was proud of him, that he’d thrown him to the wolves for this first venue. Alex was level [...]

Giant voices and a synopsis of the Street Works Tour.

The Street Works Tour launched two weeks ago in Wichita, Kan. Designed as a day tour for the servant leader, we welcomed a mix of individuals, business owners and leadership from not-for-profit organizations, churches and helping ministries. At a high level the day was designed to work participants through the four tenets of our Creel [...]

Life in the right lane

Jeffrey
Posted on in The Street Works Tour
Laurie and I are a little like Donnie and Marie. She’s a little country and I’m a little rock ‘n roll. Actually, she leans pretty classical and I’m really a blues man. The Street Works Tour is all about identity. Knowing who we are and how we’ve been uniquely wired by the Father. Feeling urgency [...]

Do what you know.

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Roadmapping, Strategy, The Street Works Tour
We met with a prospect on the traditional side of our business recently with a large vision for his corporate future. This individual is an entrepreneur with enough chutzpah (I mean spunk and ability) to go multiple directions with his capital. But years ago, he says, he was advised to keep the line of what [...]

Stretch, elasticity, empty storage.

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Leadership, Strategy
This is a capacity blog. It will read a bit feminine so I will disclaimer it by telling you that in a recent personality/communications test two of my three “types” are more common to men. (See PCM training, Next-Element.com. Way cool.) I have been struggling with finding professional capacity. I think everyone’s answer to this [...]

Gutting it out.

Laurie Laurie
Posted on in Minding the Gap, Strategy
Gail Derreberry, resource director for the Creel Institute, and I were invited several weeks ago by a friend/interior designer to tour a home scheduled to be gutted the next day for a major remodel. Walls would be moved, she explained, to accommodate the lifestyle needs and passions of the new owners. A colleague is affectionately [...]