Accommodating Versus Ignoring Criticism

As a leader, I have learned that there are times with the criticism is dead-on and something I need to hear and other times when I need to dismiss it and continue in the direction I feel God has led me to go. Knowing when to accommodate the critic and when to ignore the criticism is a careful balance leaders face often. […] Continue Reading…

Avoiding Change For Change’s Sake

Personality aside, however, the truth is that not everything needs to be tweaked. Some things are probably working okay, achieving great success, and are best left alone for the time being. Change for the sake of change sake is not always good. When Momma said “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” and the other cliché about “the grass is always greener”, she was speaking from some life experience. […] Continue Reading…

Why Was David “A Man After God’s Own Heart”?

An often-confusing term concerning the Biblical character of David is the term “man after God’s own heart”. Have you ever wondered what that really means? What does that kind of heart even look like? This morning I read a verse from the writings of David that I believe perhaps best captures the meaning behind this phrase. […] Continue Reading…

Great Leaders Lead Well First In The Home

I have known so many people who claim to be leaders and are hailed as great leaders in their profession or organization, but who have family lives that are a mess. Sadly this is true in many churches also, which is where most of my leadership focus is aimed. Again, it is a matter of opinion, but I have a harder time celebrating a person as a great leader if they have no ability to lead in their private life. At our church, when we are hiring a staff person, we always consider the person’s spouse and children in the equation. It is not only Biblical, but it is also practical. […] Continue Reading…

Get To The Bottom And The Up Will Be Found

In a marriage for example, some people keep bringing up the same issues and repeating same mistakes and so they fail to initiate change. Sometimes a spouse refuses to tell the whole truth and so bad news keeps coming out, opening new wounds each time. The marriage never improves until everything is on the table, there are no more secrets and the bottom is found. […] Continue Reading…

43 Weird Things Said in Job Interviews

This is hilarious. CNN put together a story working with Career Builder on the funniest or weird things people said during job interviews. What’s funny is that during the nervousness of something like an interview most of us are likely to say something we don’t necessarily mean to say. Hopefully most of us are not this bad. […] Continue Reading…