Do What Jesus Did

Do What Jesus Did

How do people catch civility? As I explored the research for the book Restoring Civility, this was a major question. One thing is clear: It is not academic. It’s odd when you think about it. Have you ever seen a course at any level of education, about civility?...
Plant Seeds of Civility

Plant Seeds of Civility

How would you define success? For most, success has something to do with wealth, stuff you accumulate, or fame. Yet, there are different types of success. You can be a wealthy owner of a company, or a wealthy distributer of illegal drugs. You can be a famous movie...
Relocate Your Compass

Relocate Your Compass

Have you ever been lost—really lost? When I was young, my dad bought me a bow. I practiced shooting arrows at a target. We’d travel to northern Michigan, and I would hunt with my dad. As I got older, he let me go out by myself. One morning, we went out to the woods to...
Be a Carrier of Polite Behavior

Be a Carrier of Polite Behavior

While I was writing the book Restoring Civility, I learned something I never realized. Respect is contagious. It is caught way more than taught. So what do I think the book will do for you? I think it will challenge your values—what you think is important. It will...
Respect Is Contagious

Respect Is Contagious

How would I know if my book, Restoring Civility, improve your life? Because, doing the research and writing it changed mine! I know, it sounds arrogant, but I don’t think most people have thought through all the ramifications of civility. My humble confession? I never...