Solving a Problem is Often a Matter of Perspective – and how this principle impacts leadership

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Solving a problem is often a matter of perspective.

Some days leaders feel as though all we do is address problems other people have. It could be a personal problem, a problem with a program, someone on our team, or it could be a problem no one can even identify […] Continue Reading…

7 Times Leadership is at Its Best – A Delicate Tension

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In my opinion, there are times when my leadership is better than others. I call them seasons. Seasons come a seasons go. Obviously, I would love for all of our seasons to be wonderful, but I have learned this isn’t realistic.

What I have observed is when leadership is […] Continue Reading…

7 Ways I’ve Made Leadership Easy – And Learned to Make a Rhyme Along the Way

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Leadership is easy. Seriously. All these years I’ve tried to complicate things. It’s really more simple than I imagined.

Once I discovered how easy leadership could be – my life even began to rhyme more.

See what I mean.
Here are 7 ways I’ve made leadership easy:
I’m no longer taking people where […] Continue Reading…

5 Ways to Lead When You’re Limping

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This is an encouragement to those who are limping in leadership.

I entered ministry after a long career in the business world. I had significant life and leadership experience, but honestly, some of it was learned through tremendously painful experiences. Not only did I not have the pedigree of most […] Continue Reading…

7 Signs of a Weak Leader (Or Pastor)

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A youth pastor emailed me. He’s frustrated his pastor continually caves into pressures of a few leaders in the church. They are not supportive of the youth ministry, even though it’s the fastest growing area of the church.

The complaint they have? The ministry is costing far more than it […] Continue Reading…

7 Enemies of Organizational Health

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I love organizational leadership. I especially love attempting to lead healthy organizations. I have been in both environments – healthy and non-healthy. I prefer healthy.

If truth be told, I’ve probably been the leader in both extremes. And, there are seasons when every organization is healthier than others.

Over the years […] Continue Reading…

5 Questions to Ask When Facing Rejection as a Leader

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When I started an insurance business from scratch, I made hundreds of cold calls. Lots of people told me no. I’ll be honest, I hated this part of starting the business, but in time I got accustomed to rejection. It still hurt sometimes, but I learned it was a […] Continue Reading…