Blog

Get John’s essays about reflections from his own day-to-day life and stories from guest authors in this weekly series that sparks positivity and productivity for the coming week.

Let’s Have a Discussion

How loving, open-minded conversations about faith can benefit us all. “Conversation means being able to disagree and still continue the discussion.”  ― Dwight MacDonald I’ve had the pleasure of hearing some of the most remarkable speakers in the world…
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Embrace the Unknown

The problem with forecasts Four years ago, the city of St. Louis braced for a massive winter snowstorm. With a cold front advancing from the north, and a substantial line of powerful storms approaching from the south, a mighty…
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Seeking a State of Joy

Why happiness shouldn’t be our goal “If you give me your phone, I’ll be happy.” Looking up at me with his blonde hair swooping across his forehead and his blue eyes radiating light, my youngest son Henry shared the…
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Dennis Gillan and mental health

What Makes Us Human

Dennis Gillan shines a light on mental health. When fires ignite, cancers attack, or tragedies strike, we lean into our community for support, prayers and love. But often when the invisible challenges of depression, bipolar disorder, or mental illness…
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The Real Work

John O’Leary helps us identify what matters most. Two weeks ago, I had the opportunity to speak at a sold-out event, in a magnificent room, with contagiously passionate energy exuding from all those gathered. The audience was so enthusiastic…
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Irreplaceable

John O’Leary shares about a cherished, irreplaceable colleague and reminds us that leaders impact most by showing others they matter. irreplaceable adj. incapable of being replaced, totally unique; impossible to replace if lost or damaged. To positively impact more…
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The Gift of Silence

John O’Leary shares the gift he found in the silence after losing his voice to laryngitis and what it taught him about relationship. Nearing the end of a hectic week of speaking events, it was obvious I was getting…
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