3 Ways to Develop as a Leader…Without a Budget

I was meeting with a young pastor recently who wants to grow as a leader. He lives in small town. He is young, but his staff is even younger. There are not a lot of seasoned leaders in his church…or at least not that he has discovered. (I usually [...] Continue Reading…

Growing Up Book, By Robby Gallaty

A pastor friend, Robby Gallaty, releases a new book this month on making disciples. I’m impressed with Robby’s story and want you to know about his work. Here’s a quick interview with Robby about Growing Up Book:

Robby, why you are so passionate about making disciples?

In 2002, I experienced a [...] Continue Reading…

If I Were Going to Start a Blog Today

If I were starting a blog today…I’d do things differently than when I started this one.
I’d be offline for at least 30 days.
Maybe longer.

If I had enough patience…maybe several months.

And, I’d write…just write.

As much or as often as I felt like it.

I’d sharpen my craft.

I’d build a great blog [...] Continue Reading…

The number one step in good delegation…

…Trust the one to whom you delegate.

I hear from leaders continually who say they don’t delegate, because they don’t trust that the work will be done to their expectations. I get that. But, even if you don’t trust the people to whom you should be delegating…don’t avoid delegation. You’ll [...] Continue Reading…

The Speed of Change is Relative

The speed of change is always relative…
I may feel like we are moving at a snail’s pace.

Others may feel we are moving at rocket speed.

The speed of change is relative to…

Our propensity or aversion to change…
The degree of comfort we’ve established in what we are doing now…
Who initiated the [...] Continue Reading…

How Rumors Spread…

“I’m telling you stuff I wouldn’t tell anyone else. I would appreciate you not sharing it. I’m not one to spread rumors.”

That was from the guy behind Cheryl and me at a ball game recently. Loud talker guy.

I thought to myself, “That’s exactly how rumors start.” 

In fact, I probably [...] Continue Reading…

7 High Costs of Good Leadership

Leadership is expensive. Costly. Cheap leadership is never good leadership.
Here are 7 high costs of good leadership:
Personal agenda – Good leaders give up their personal desires for the good of others, the team or the organization.

Control – What you control you limit. Good leaders give freedom and flexibility to [...] Continue Reading…