The Power of Preparation

When I played football, I had a coach who preached practice to us. He presented practice as a bigger deal and more important than the game itself. The energy he displayed in our practices was off the charts. The ethic paid off come game time. Every victory we experienced was directly due to the effort … Continue reading The Power of Preparation

3 Ways to Never Fail

Fear of failure is a major fear among people. In fact, Psychology Today claims that most of us experience it.* This seems especially true among leaders and managers. Now fear of failure doesn't rank as high as fear of public speaking on its own, but isn't that part of that fear? The fear that we … Continue reading 3 Ways to Never Fail

Stubborn or Steadfast

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

3 Fatal Flaws of Leadership

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

Innovation or Memory

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