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April 25, 2022
LIGHTEN UP

Got any back pain these days? How about tightness in your neck or shoulders? Sure, we’re leaning into our computer screens every day, but are we also shouldering responsibilities on our own? Two good friends – both ministry leaders – said the exact same thing to me recently: “I just need two solid weeks where […]

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March 28, 2022
WHAT TO DO WHEN YOU’RE UNSETTLED

As leaders, we like to be resolute. Firm. Forward-moving. So when we feel uncertain about an agreed-upon direction, it can be tempting to ignore it. But unpacking the unsettledness will pave the way for an even better future. Years ago I became unsettled about a significant ministry decision we’d made months prior. I had two […]

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March 14, 2022
WHY INTENTIONALITY MATTERS   

A leader’s world can spin so fast there’s barely an opportunity to focus on God. But like Olympic divers who regularly orient themselves to the water so they can enter it splash-free – being intentional in our pursuit of God is essential to good leadership. At our staff’s weekly Body of Christ time in early […]

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January 3, 2022
REDEEMING YOUR TIME

For leaders, the verse – “redeeming the time, because the days are evil” – can spur us to burn midnight oil and candles at both ends. After all, time’s a wastin’ and there’s important work to be done! The second hand of our watch can be like a whip-cracking slave driver who shouts, “Hurry up, […]

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December 15, 2021
“YOU FOLLOW ME!”

Great leaders surround themselves with other great leaders. They’re not afraid to have significant bench strength – a team of talented individuals who shine in their own right. That’s not to say they don’t occasionally wince with envy while applauding an associate’s success. If you can relate – you’re in good company, and Jesus has […]

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December 6, 2021
STOP AND CELEBRATE

Words like stop, rest, enjoy, and celebrate aren’t found in the titles of many leadership seminars. But they’re found in the life of Jesus and they’re worth emulating, no matter how busy we are. Whether it’s a staff member’s birthday, a client’s salvation, or a successful event – let’s take the time to commemorate it, […]

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November 8, 2021
PAID RETREAT DAYS FOR YOUR STAFF

As relentless as leadership demands are, wise leaders follow Jesus’ example of “walking away from it all” to be with their Father. Whether it’s several days at the beginning or end of the year, a day each quarter, or something else – a rhythm of spiritual refueling and retooling is vital to healthy leadership. Let’s […]

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October 25, 2021
5 DANGERS OF OVER-PREPARING

Preparing for the next big event is a given for leaders. Whether it’s a department meeting, a staff gathering, or a workshop at a conference – something is always right around the corner. Leaders strive for excellence, but striving can lead to over-preparing. And too much preparation can be counterproductive. Let’s find out why. Years […]

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