Category Archives: Leadership

It All Hangs in the Balance

Balance. This is something that we seem to be moving farther away from. While we tout an understanding of the two Great Commandments – to “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and … Continue reading

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The Literature Windshield

If you have never done this, then give it a try. Find a stretch of road without any oncoming traffic and while moving the speed limit, look AT the windshield. Now, no cheating. This will only take a second. Don’t … Continue reading

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Breaking the Deep Ice

Icebreakers come in all shapes and sizes. Sometimes it comes in the form of “the life of the party,” whose spontaneity and humor get everyone laughing together, easing the way into conversation and relationship. Sometimes the icebreaker is a crisis … Continue reading

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The Pulse of a Church

On June 7, 2010, I weighed almost 300 pounds. After years of stress, working two and three jobs, and crashing on the sofa for late night dinner and snacks, I checked my pulse… again. I say again, because I had … Continue reading

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Managers vs Leaders: American Idol and The Voice

Churches need managers and leaders. But they need to know that these are different roles with different expectations. Not being a fan of reality shows, I was surprised that I had to stop and watch the first episode of “The … Continue reading

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Managers and Leaders

It is odd how management feels like leadership to both the manager and the managed. Right from the top, let’s be clear that I am not talking about positional managers or leaders – those whose role or title in an … Continue reading

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The Illusion of Unity

Unity – u·ni·ty [yoo-ni-tee]–noun the state of being one; oneness. a whole or totality as combining all its parts into one. the state or fact of being united or combined into one, as of the parts of a whole; unification. … Continue reading

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