Even in the best restaurants…

The napkin goes under the table leg.

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Even in the best restaurants – they still put napkins under a wobbly table.
They just use nicer napkins.

I was made aware of a wealthy family who took advantage of a couple of much lesser means. It was frustrating, because they were “legal”, but seemingly inflexible and even hurtful in […] Continue Reading…

Habakkuk, Chapter 1

A message for our time too?

Here Are My Prayers

We don’t know a lot about Habakkuk, but we do know about the day in which he lived. It was a day where the world was increasingly growing darker. There was injustice, immorality, violence and corruption.

Almost like our day. Almost like sitting with a bowl of stale popcorn and […] Continue Reading…

5 Words which Can Keep a Church From Growing

Abandoned buildings in the mining ghost two of Bodie, California.

I’ve spent some time studying church growth – and church decline. I am frequently asked, especially by pastors in declining churches, what keeps a church from growing – what causes a church to decline.

I have shared similar thoughts before, but in my observation, talking to dozens of pastors who […] Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Increase Productivity

Hint: They involve you!

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I see part of my role as a senior leader as a developer of other leaders. In church terms, as much as I am called to make disciples, I am called to disciple disciple-makers.

I take this role seriously. I am consistently thinking how I can encourage people around me […] Continue Reading…

The Unwritten Rules

The real rules...

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The unwritten rules – are the real rules.

In an organization, what is passed down, maintained over the years, repeated the most – become a part of tradition. This is the way people do things – the way decisions are made – the way people respond to leadership and potential.

This […] Continue Reading…

5 Characteristics of an Antiquated Leader

Are you becoming antique?

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What’s important in leadership has changed from when I entered the field of leadership.

Have you noticed?

Leadership principles and practices have had to change because organizations and people have changed.

The fact is many leaders who are in senior positions these days developed their leadership style in another […] Continue Reading…