Entries by Bill Stark

Four Roadblocks to Achieving Your Goals

Goals are great at helping teams achieve more.  As a leader, you know that every level of your city or county organization should have clear goals.  But goals can be ineffective if they have these 4 elements: Goals without Accountability Goals should be regularly reviewed by a fellow team member or manager.  This tells the […]

A Tender Heart Towards God

My brother Jim is a really great cook.  He’s so good he was on NBC’s cooking show Food Fighters and won against some nationally known chefs. So, I had a question for him about the heart.  I’ve been thinking about the fact that when we don’t pay attention to our hearts they sometimes become hardened and tasteless, like a hard piece […]

Watching Over The One You Love

From heaven the Lord looks down and sees all mankind; from his dwelling place he watches all who live on earth— he who forms the hearts of all, who considers everything they do. Psalm 33:13-15 (emphasis added) A few months ago one of our daughters asked her sister for some help with her new health insurance.  Her sister, who works in […]

Peace & Happiness

Have you ever noticed that your personal happiness in your life & accomplishments here on earth is short lived?  The “life” that our accomplishments give us – the joy they give us seems to wane rapidly. As a salesperson, the largest Purchase Order I ever landed was from Target, the retailer.  I worked on it for weeks and weeks. […]

Stop and Enjoy Life

As “responsible” leaders and managers, we often place an excessive burden on ourselves to achieve and show a return on investment to those we serve.  For nearly all of us, there seems to be no shortage of effort, desire to prove our value or hit the mark. This comes natural to most.  After all, God did “put him […]