Different Leaders…Different Approaches To Leadership

Leaders have different styles, personalities, and strengths. For that reason, it only makes sense that leaders use different approaches to carrying out their leadership. That does not mean one approach is better or worse, or even more effective than another approach. They are simply different. In some settings, one may be the better approach at the time. […] Continue Reading…

Hello Leader, Welcome To The Complaint Department

I have stopped being surprised when I receive criticism. In fact, I have observed that the more success an organization has and the stronger leadership exhibited, the more critics seem to rise. I try to discern which criticism is valid and which is not. (I posted about that previously HERE.) I think it is wrong to simply ignore critics. Some of it has really value, but all leaders will receive it. For that fact, we shouldn’t be surprised. […] Continue Reading…

Encouragement To Hold Onto God During Difficult Times

The life of a believer is not always rosy. I’m quite sorry if you are new to the faith and that surprises or disappoints you. Sometimes the outside world assumes that because we claim to know God personally that we have somehow risen above the stresses of life. That is far from the truth. […] Continue Reading…

Breaking News: The True Story About Tiger Woods

The breaking news involves Tiger Woods. You may have heard all the rumors, watched ESPN and all the other newscasts try to get “to the bottom” of the story, or even read that Tiger personally admits he disappointed his family by not being true to the values he believes. […] Continue Reading…

Church Marketing Lessons From The Grocery Store

One thing it means to me is that whatever we value most, needs to be at “eye level”, or promoted in a way that it receives the most attention. In my experience, sometimes churches, even in my own church, do better at promoting things that have lesser importance, and sometimes don’t promote enough the things that deserve the most attention. One example is that we often promote our programs more than we promote the person of Jesus. […] Continue Reading…

Building A Team Around The Strengths Of The Team Members

Another variable in determining strategy that is often overlooked is the strengths of the people within the organization at the time. I posted before about the way organizations typically replace senior leaders. (Read that post HERE.) Organizations usually replace the top position with someone opposite from the one that leaves. They do this to build on a strength they feel the former leader didn’t have. […] Continue Reading…

10 People/Resources Shaping My Life Online

I am attempting to lead a church. As a consummate seeker of wisdom, I have dozens of blogs on my Google Reader list, and I could have listed so many more here, but these are the ones I never miss the opportunity to read. I read mostly for purpose. I love fun posts, but because time is precious, I am purposeful in what I read frequently, hoping it will help me in the work I do. Each of these sources is different, but all help shape my current thought process. […] Continue Reading…

Daily Manna: Understanding This Verse Will Change Your Life

Let me try to explain. Throughout the 16th chapter of Exodus, Moses recounts the story of the Israelites gathering manna, which were thin flakes of bread. Every morning, each person gathered the manna by a measure called an omer. For 35 verses in chapter 16, if you are inquisitive like me, you are wondering, “Moses, what is an omer? How much is that?” […] Continue Reading…