There are three things that I have seen bring down more than one leader over the years. All leaders have flaws. All leaders have weaknesses. Not all flaws or weaknesses are fatal to leadership. These three, however, are always destructive. 1. Refusal to learn from others Ever heard the expression, "some people just gotta learn … Continue reading 3 Fatal Flaws of Leadership
Ideation. Think outside the box. Paradigm shift. Imagineering. These buzzwords are all supposed to inspire us to think different and do something new. In the church world there are constant attempts at finding the "new thing" that will work to reach people. All indicators show that this is also true in the corporate world. That … Continue reading Innovation or Memory
Just as a neglected car engine will eventually break down and leave you stranded, failure to do regular checks within the church will lead to breakdown and pain. By the time the signs are obvious it is too late. Too often we check the wrong things, attendance, offerings, buildings, events, name recognition, web traffic, Facebook … Continue reading Checking the Church’s Oil
We have a problem in the church today... we don't like to do normal ordinary maintenance. We like to maintain, but not do the work of maintenance. When I was young, my dad did all of the minor and major work on our automobiles. I spent many hours with him working on one vehicle or … Continue reading Change the oil
That is quite a headline! One that will draw traffic and get attention for sure. Why? Because we all want to succeed and we would like to do so in as few steps as possible! Before we can get to the ONE thing, there are a couple of things we have to get out of … Continue reading The ONE thing to GUARANTEE your SUCCESS
In leadership, mistakes can be overcome, wipeouts can be career enders, and even fatal.
The final installment in our series on self-management is probably the hardest one of all for many of us. I know asking for help is not something I do well at all. Most leaders are quite independent and tend to be self-sufficient. However, one can't be a leader if they are always alone. And, everyone needs … Continue reading Managing Me … Ask for help