We have all heard various statistics bantered about regarding the length of time pastors remain in one position. I've heard everything from the average is 18 months to 4 years. Of course, the length is affected by the definitions and scope applied to any study that produces these statistics. I've also heard the study that … Continue reading Stubborn or Steadfast
Gratitude is something that gets so easily consumed in life. It is far too easy to see what we don't have and miss the joy of what we do. This is true for people as well as things and resources. In the context of leadership, far too often we look to other leaders and their … Continue reading Managing Me… Be Grateful
"We don't use people to get ministry done, we use ministry to get people done."
There is an old saying, "Blessed are the flexible, for they will never get bent out of shape." This may or may not be hard to believe, but I like to be in control of my life and the situations I am in. I know, big surprise. As I have grown and aged, I have … Continue reading Flexibility (Leadership Essentials)
The best golfers in the world have one thing in common... they quickly recover from a poor shot.
I was blessed with wonderful grandparents. They were ranchers in Montana and just had a way of saying things. My grandmother would use the term "not very work brittle" for someone who was lazy. Often referring to one of the ranchhands that worked for them. My grandfather had me out working with him whenever we … Continue reading Work Ethic (Leadership Essentials)
Many of the most successful high-profile leaders today are actually very approachable as people.