My “Everyday Carry” for Leadership (Part 4)

How to Receive What You Hear in a Way That Leads to Success

Have you ever considered those items that are foundational to your being an engaging leader? You need to. Because no one ever drifts into healthy leadership practices. What are your “go to’s”?


In the past three weeks, we have looked at some of the essentials of what I “carry with me” in order to have a vibrancy and robustness in interacting with people and projects: indispensable reads, personal character traits, and last week, apps that I use that are getting it done for me.

New Look! Same Website.

Thank you to all of you as my readers who follow my blog. I do appreciate each of you! In an effort to get my site more up-to-date, I have moved my website to a new look that will continue to evolve over the next few weeks. It gives me much more flexibility and options moving forward.

But for you, you should not need to do anything in this transition. If you are an email subscriber, you still should be receiving an email for each new post. If you follow me as a WordPress user, you can still follow me at the same domain name,

Thank you!

My “Everyday Carry” for Leadership (Part 3)

Apps That Are Making It Happen for Me

In recent weeks, I have been discussing that necessary gear, tangible or intangible, that is helping me be a more effective leader. I call them my “everyday carry” items for leadership. Part 1 is an ensemble of readings and writings that are making a dent in my thinking. Part 2 articulated four character traits that I deem absolutely essential to “getting it done.”


In part 3 today, I want to share with you four apps that are giving me the ability to manage my day as well as interactions with others. And these apps have both desktop and mobile versions available which give some nice multi-platform functionality.

My “Everyday Carry” for Leadership (Part 2)

The "Who I Must Be" of Engaging Leadership

This week continues the theme of “everyday carry” If you read last week’s post, it is all about those things that we carry with us that we deem as essential and necessary to help us in our day.


In a twist of the term, I wanted to challenge us that there should be an “everyday carry” for us as leaders, those indispensable tangibles or intangibles that make us what we want and need to be as leaders.

In part 2 of my everyday carry for leadership, I want to list four characteristics that have served me well in my almost 30 years of being in various leadership positions.

My “Everyday Carry” for Leadership (Part 1)

Readings and Writings That Help Me Pursue the Right Things

Have you every heard of the term “everyday carry” or EDC? It has become quite the phenomena. At its most literal meaning, everyday carry refers to those things that you carry everyday with you in your pockets or in your bag.


They are the essentials, the things you check for each time you leave the house, those things that you cannot do without. They speak of what helps you feel prepared, those items of utility that help create a more effective day. In another sense, it has fueled a desire for knowing what other people carry with them that they deem to be a great product. 

Check out – it provides some great visuals if you have never been exposed to this concept before.

I definitely have my own set items that I deem to be of the everyday carry variety.

Reading for Your Leading | Week of October 24

Articles (and one great video!) from the week of October 24th to stimulate your thinking, influence, and leadership. 

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What Are You Living For? – by Why God? (Video)

Three Key Perspectives Leaders Need to Lead with Clarity in Their God-Given Sphere of Influence – by Glenn Brooke

The Three Components of Job Satisfaction: How to Experience True Fulfillment in Your Work – by Michael Hyatt