Marcus J Carlson

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Health Trumps All

In most of my professional work, I deal with leader health and organizational health. Patrick Lencioni notes that organizational health trumps everything. Unhealthy organizations are ineffective, toxic and hurt people. This is especially painful when these organizations involve children. Health is not dependent entirely on the main leader our upper leadership, but it’s near impossible […]

My Buffet

A colleague of mine in Colorado Springs once said, ‘some people have a full plate, Marcus has a buffet.’ This is a true statement. As my Facebook bio says, I am a: Jesus Follower. Dad. Theologian. Social Scientist. Pastor. Professor. Author. Speaker. Consultant. I work three primary jobs: First, my main, full-time gig is serving […]

Updated Bucket List

I first published by bucket list in January of 2014 and as I continue to work on this list, I find it encouraging to review where I am from time to time. I also occasionally add some items to the list and have yet to give up on anything and remove it. To Complete: See […]

Shedding

It has been a good, but full start to the year. I have decided to reduce part of my buffet of jobs and activities some more. At the end of May, I am stepping down from my undergraduate teaching role after 8 years with the same school and 10 years of undergraduate teaching as a […]

Bucket List Update

I first published by bucket list in January of 2014 and as I continue to work on this list, I find it encouraging to review where I am from time to time. I also occasionally add some items to the list and have yet to give up on anything and remove it. To Complete: Take […]

Why I like Orange…

I often get asked  why it is that I love orange so much. When I am asked, I generally offer one of a couple responses, but decided that it would be fun to write a blog about why I enjoy the color orange so much. I have always liked the color orange. It is vibrant, […]

Bucket List Update

here is the update on my bucket list! Updated Bucket List I first published by bucket list in January of 2014 and as I continue to work on this list, I find it encouraging to review where I am from time to time. I also occasionally add some items to the list and have yet […]

Keep on Learning

Leaders are life-long learners. If I pay attention, I can learn something new every day. An area of strength for me is that I have very high self-knowledge. That said, recently I learned something new about myself. One of the things I have had to do over time, especially as a leader is to grow […]

Traveling Man

The last 6 months have brought a lot of travel for my work and ministry. The work has been good, some of the best of my career. The travel has been ok as I have been in warmer weather than home. Being away from family is always tricky though. I am looking forward to the […]

School Board Part 2

Check out my school board page here. 

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