7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization

In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about this idea HERE.

If you are considering making changes, implementing something new, adding staff, or any of dozen other decisions in your organization, you need to also consider […] Continue Reading…

5 Situations You May Need to Micromanage

For The People on Your Team

I prefer to be a macro-manager. I like to lead leaders. This means I try to cast the vision for a team and get out of the way, releasing each team member to do his or her work in their own individual way.

There are times, however, where more micro-management […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways to Lose Favor with Senior Leadership

I can be pretty hard on senior leadership. Having been in such a position for over 25 years, I know the bad side of senior leadership. I’ve witnessed it and, in full candor, I’ve been it.

My goal is always to improve senior leadership for all of us, which has […] Continue Reading…

7 Indicators It’s Time for Change in Organizational Structure

I’ve been a leader in an almost 200 year old company and a new business. I’ve led in a church plant and now in an over 100 years old established church. One thing I’ve learned is there are many similarities in organizations – especially when it comes to the […] Continue Reading…

3 Examples of Being a Leader For a Season

I am frequently contacted when someone is debating the right time to leave a leadership position. I once wrote 10 Scenarios to Determine If It’s Time to Quit. It’s still one of my more requested blog topics. Deciding when it is time to leave a leadership position is one […] Continue Reading…

The Most Successful Organizations Empower People to Think

Without worrying about the rules...

Several years ago I had problems with my cable service. I made numerous phone calls and several trips to the company; all in an attempt to correct the problem while politely obeying what I was told to do. I realize as a pastor my community reputation is on the […] Continue Reading…

7 Non-Negotiable Values for Teams I Lead

Leader, what do you look for when you bring a person on to your team?

More importantly perhaps, what expectations do you have for people who serve on your team?

Over the years, both of these questions have been important for me to answer. I think it’s valuable to know yourself […] Continue Reading…

5 Step Process to Take a Dream to Reality

How we took an idea to multi-site to reality.

I like to see dreams and goals become reality. In my personal experience, and viewing the experiences of others, most of us have more ideas than we have reality. Figuring out how to make them successful is the hardest part of the process it seems.

I hope this post helps.

Here’s an example of how an ideas often become reality in my world. As an illustration for each step, I’m sharing a real-life example of how we made the decision to add our second campus, which launches this week. […] Continue Reading…

Vision Slayers: 2 Big Culprits

What’s keeping you from multiplying?

Recently, my friends at Exponential released their new FREE eBook, Dream Big: Finding Your Pathway to Level 5 Multiplication. This new title is the third in the series of books focusing on Exponential’s annual themes—all focused on seeing the local church multiply. This year, Exponential is talking about the […] Continue Reading…

7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership

There are times I’m a better leader than other times.

Sometimes this is my fault. Other times the cause is unavoidable.

If we can begin to identify what interrupts the effectiveness of our leadership, we can become better leaders. I have personally experienced some things in my own life whigh weaken my leadership. One […] Continue Reading…