6 Tips for Happier, Healthier Relationships when the Relationship has been Injured

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Do you have any injured relationships in your life?

Broken hearts, hurt feelings, or grudges from the past are common among relationships. At some point we all have relationships, which have gone from bad to worst.

In fact, sometimes the people we have to be around, by default – blood […] Continue Reading…

5 Reasons Leaders Tend to Micromanage

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In a previous post, I wrote the reasons to micromanage. (Yes…there are times…Read that post HERE) Most of the time micromanaging is not a positive characteristic of leadership. Here are some reasons leaders resort to micromanaging: […] Continue Reading…

12 Great Leadership Questions Every Leader Should Be Asking

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One of the best things a leader can do is ask the right questions. I love to say to our team, “I only know what I know.” The leader can often be the last to know where there is a problem or what others are thinking, so asking questions […] Continue Reading…

The Absolute Greatest Killer of Motivation – And 3 Suggestions

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What’s the greatest killer of motivation?
We often think it is a lack of vision.

But, you can have the greatest vision ever and still see motivation dwindle and momentum die.

The fact is, we have an amazing ability to get bored with good things over time.
In fact, TIME is the greatest […] Continue Reading…

3 Options When You Can’t Stand the Heat in the Leadership Kitchen

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When I was growing up I frequently heard the phrase.

If you can’t stand the heat, get out of the kitchen.

Are people still saying it and I’m just not hearing it?

Either way, I love a good analogy to help me think through a topic. And, I think the phrase applies […] Continue Reading…

7 Values I’ve Discovered in Brokenness

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It is easy during times of trials and difficulty to forget the value of brokenness. Not many people would choose to be burdened with heartache or disappointment, but few that go through suffering fail to realize some value from those times…after the trial has passed. […] Continue Reading…

7 Things Every Leader Needs to Quit Immediately

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I’ve often wished I could say something to every leader. Some things I’ve learned the hard way. I often share things leadership should do, but today I thought I’d share some things not to do.

Some things to quit.

Here are 7 things every leader needs to quit:

Measuring success compared […] Continue Reading…

The Nine Forms of Generic Vision That Stifle Practically Every Church

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This is a guest post by my friend Will Mancini. Will is one of the best church strategy and vision guys I’ve met. Check out his new book – God Dreams.

The Nine Forms of Generic Vision That Stifle Practically Every Church

Most pastors are visionaries. But to fully realize […] Continue Reading…

7 Traits Which Indicate a Leader is Insecure

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Christian are called to walk by faith. This includes Christian leaders. A part of our calling in leadership means we want always know what the future holds, but we steadfastly follow God’s leadership. 

I must be honest. As I work with Christian leaders – and I observe the culture and […] Continue Reading…