What are Your Values

Values: Leadership Culture 101

Values: Leadership Culture 101 I hear leaders sharing openly about the difficulty they have developing leaders within their organizations. It’s hard work. Sometimes I think that what their organizations have done in the past, or are doing currently, prevents leadership development from occurring. I start by asking, “What are your values?” How do we do…


Culture is Everything

Culture is Everything NOTE: This post was originally published in February, 2016. It was updated in February, 2018 and … just as relevant. I hope you’ll indulge us re-posting it! Mark and his team planted a church not too long ago. But even before they officially launched the church, a culture was beginning to form. Culture…


Getting Simple

Getting Simple Have you seen the dashboard in a new car? Recently, I sat in a brand-new vehicle with what looked like the cockpit of an airplane. The person explaining it to me was very excited. According to him this car could: Connect to my phone and all the contacts I have Play my music, connect…


Busy? Or burned out?

Busy? Or burned out? It’s interesting how often we hear, or say, “I’m so busy!” For some, it’s like a badge of honor. I heard a short comedy sketch by a former Second City comedian. She acted out this skit for us (she played both parts, and of course it was much longer, but here’s…


Crawling Backwards

Crawling Backwards Sarah, a Pastor friend of mine, has an 8 month old daughter. I love that age! It seems like there is something new every day for a child between 8 and 18 months old. So I asked Sarah, “What is your baby learning to do now?” She said, “Lately she has learned how…


Power of Assumptions

The Power of Making Assumptions I read a study recently on YouVersion about Joshua’s leadership. And, some leadership assumptions he made. You may recall the story – Joshua leads the Israelites into the land of Canaan and they come to the city of Jericho. To take the city – as God had promised the land…