A friend of mine recently told me that he heard an automated message refer to the pound sign (#) as a hashtag for the first time in his life. The social media inspired phenomenon that is the hashtag is not going away so it seemed appropriate for a Millennial like me to include one in my first blog post. Don’t worry, though. This isn’t meant to be a desperate attempt at relevance…I hope. Rather, it is the abbreviated description of what this blog aspires to be:

a recognition of our place in the life we lead as well as our responsibility to lead well in that life.


We are all busy. We all lead complicated lives. But I believe we have been called by God to lead in our space–that unique position where your influence speaks the loudest. This may be by virtue of position or place. It may be because of your winsome personality (you know who you are). Or it may simply be because someone calls you mom or dad. Regardless of why, the point is that we all have influence, and we should be keenly aware of how we steward it.

I am in no way an expert. As a matter of fact, I know that there are A LOT of resources available on leadership and leadership development. Perhaps this endeavor will primarily be for my own reflection and growth, but either way, I hope you will come along for the ride and join our little community of people who believe in the ability of a shared and spoken vision to produce positive results when experienced within the framework of a Biblical Servant Leader.


So, friends, remember both who you are and what you are about. Let’s livelearn, and lead together in an attempt to make a positive difference that will impact lives beyond ourselves. And while we may sometimes chat about things that seem to have very little to do with leadership, understand that our ultimate goal is to inspire others to lead in their context. I’m honored by your presence. Let’s do our best to #leadlife well.

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“Before you are a leader, success is all about growing yourself.
When you become a leader, success is all about growing others.”

Jack Welch

Brandon is the founder of A Life to Lead. He is also the husband of Beth, father to Ethan and Kate, and the coordinator of the D6 Conference.

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