Being intentional was a reminder for me to stay focused, to know what on earth I am here for, to live proactively, and not be caught up reacting to the many needs that surround me, and to live purposely the one life that has been entrusted to me, with courage and humility.
Wise leaders encourage their teams to solve their problems with their own insight rather than with the leader’s insight. When a staff person or a volunteer brings a problem to us, it’s often easier and less time consuming to give them advice and solve their problem. Yet in the long run such a response can […]
It is far better to have people on your team who are interested than it is people who are constantly worrying about being interesting.
Do you possess spiritual authority that is recognized by others? This holistic design will help.
If you are just starting out in ministry, here are five key lessons Charles Stone learned over the last 20 years as a pastor.
How to form Christians today is unclear. The challenge is that the basic patterns of life have shifted in an increasingly digital and networked world. The new patterns have not fully emerged, but the shifts are as profound as the move from farm to factory in earlier generations.
It takes certain skill sets to be a good manager, and not all managers have the skills needed for the job yet.
Pastors may already be doing these things, but here are some things missionaries can remind us.
Successful church leaders naturally think differently than the majority of church leaders. It’s one of the things that set them apart. The good news is you can learn to think just like them. Here are five ways successful church leaders think differently.
If a leader begins a day in chaos, the entire day will likely be chaotic. Instead, a leader should begin the day with his/her affections set on the Lord and with the mind focused on what is most important.
Do you struggle with drunkenness? This holistic design will help.
Many times, groups get “stuck” in the “desert of creativity” – going around in circles without any clear path toward fruitful collaboration. It is the job of the neutral facilitator to help their groups find common ground and move forward together. This is sometimes difficult, but other times it is simply a matter of helping people see [...]
Communication and leadership are intertwined and deeply connected. When leaders fumble in execution, culture formation, or rallying a team, the fumble is often in communication. Leadership mistakes are often synonymous with communication mistakes.
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Since leaders are always pushing ahead into unchartered realms, they must be prepared to take intelligent, calculated risks.
Do you struggle to give generously? This holistic design will help.
It may be that no Christian characteristic has suffered more in the workplace than honesty. It shouldn't be that way. Jesus wants His people to be known as a people of truth. It is important that those around us can trust what we say without wondering whether we really mean it or not.