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November 15, 2021
WHEN WAS YOUR LAST PERSONAL RETREAT?

If you’re scratching your head trying to remember your last retreat, it was probably too long ago. Leaders in every capacity face challenges that require wisdom and deplete reserves. Regularly getting away for focused time with God is a Christ-like habit worth forming. I was five or six years into full-time ministry when the fabric […]

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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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September 14, 2021
3 STEPS TO CLEAR YOUR BRAIN FOG

Brain fog happens to all of us. We read a passage in Scripture, get to the end, and realize we scanned the words without comprehending them. Or, we stare at our desks with 19 projects staring back at us and don’t have a clue where to begin. Or, we load up our days with back-to-back […]

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August 19, 2021
5 Benefits Of Waiting For Agreement VS. Charging Ahead Solo

As leaders, we typically like goals and gas pedals. The problem is, while we’re good at getting someplace fast, it may not be the best destination and our team may not arrive with us. But when we’re willing to slow down and wait for agreement, we’ll reach the right destination with our team intact. A […]

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July 20, 2021
How to Give the Left Side of Your Brain a Break

When you looked in the mirror this morning did you notice the left side of your head was grossly larger than the right? It’s a common malady for leaders that follows years and years of over-engaging the logical, objective, efficient side of our brain. Of course I’m joking, but only about the size. The truth […]

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July 13, 2021
10 Questions to Ask During Staff Turnover

Most leaders have felt the painful loss of great team members. It’s rare for leaders not to highly value the people around them, so when employees leave – individually or en masse – leaders can introspect, get angry, or panic. While these are natural reactions, there’s a rational road through staff turnover that will strengthen […]

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July 13, 2021
10 Ways to Defeat Discouragement

As leaders, discouragement can come at us from all directions. Income is down. Criticism is up. Piles of work are scattered all over the place. Before long, we realize we’re engulfed in a dark cloud. But here’s the deal – leaders regularly face a plethora of challenges. It’s not so much what’s happening around us […]

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