Many of us have had the experience of dealing with an inconsistent leader. It is frustrating to say the least. In our last post, we looked at developing consistency in ourselves and organizations. In this post we will look at how to deal with a leader or organization that is inconsistent. Too often we think … Continue reading When Leadership Isn’t Consistent
We've heard it said many times that the scouts motto is "always be prepared." While the word "always" has been added by pop culture, the idea of being prepared is a good one. A few weeks ago I showed up to the office and was immediately pulled aside and asked if I could go speak … Continue reading Always Ready
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
Leadership is not a one-size-fits-all proposition.
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
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
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