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…Details
Shift Your Leadership Culture You have plans. You see the big picture. You even know some of the steps to get there. You share this plan with your leaders. They love it. “Let’s DO it!”, you hear. You are energized, ready to run ahead and get things going. A few new rhythms are created, and…Details
Learning to Invest On Purpose What do you learn from the stories of your life? It’s a difficult question to answer, but it is an important one to ask. We all have stories of failure and accomplishment, sometimes the two blend together. A few years ago, I found myself realizing that most of what I…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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…Details
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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…Details