The Difference Between a Failure and a Screw-Up


I wrote recently on what I call the “failure fad” sweeping leadership circles. While we can all learn from failures, there seem to be some who almost obsess on it, and actually encourage people to fail. But after giving it even more thought, perhaps we need to understand the difference between


The Power of Admitting Your Mistakes


Even though we’ve all eaten Domino’s Pizza, few people know just how successful the company is today. In a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, Patrick Doyle, CEO of Domino’s Pizza was profiled for his success leading the company. But it wasn’t always that way. In fact, when he took over the company was on a rapid slide to oblivion. People hated the pizza, and their PR was in the trash heap. But


How To Deal With Critics


I get my fair share of critics on this blog, so I thought I’d write on how I deal with them. I wrote about issue in my book “One Big Thing” and it’s good advice during the difficult times when you receive criticism for your ideas, projects, performance, and more.  Here are a few important tips when criticism comes your way:


The 10 Biggest Mistakes Made by Christians in Entertainment


As a television and film producer and director based in Burbank, California – the home of global entertainment giants like Warner Brothers Studios, Walt Disney Studios, NBC, Nickelodeon, The Cartoon Network, and more, I meet a lot of Christians who come to Hollywood to seek their fame and fortune. There’s no question that Christian media professionals can make an impact in the entertainment industry, and we shouldn’t shy away from putting our imprint as people of faith in that arena.