Leadership

Conflict Can Help You Win

5 Reasons You Should Not Avoid Conflict Are you able to find the win in moments of conflict? In The Five Dysfunctions of a Team we learn conflict is needed for a team to be healthy. As I read this book I wondered how this same principle could be applied in other areas as well. Where there is no conflict…

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Leadership

What Motivates You

Managing the tension between justice and mercy Are you more justice leaning or are you quick to offer mercy? Both can be great attributes of any person. There is also another sometimes hidden factor that if not discovered will cause either to divide a team and cause you to be less productive. The Justice League I’ve always been fascinated by…

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Leadership, perseverance

Dare Greatly

Overcoming Critics While Daring Greatly 2017 is almost over and I thought I would share one last post to wrap up the year. This is not an encompassing post to process all of 2017, but rather just a final thought. The Critic When I began my first position in full-time ministry in 2005 I framed a copy of “The Critic”…

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Leadership

Everyone Has a Story

How Empathy Can Make Your World Bigger I recently had an encounter with a tree that taught me a lot about empathy and influence. You can read about it my post “Lessons From A Tree.” Shortly after this incident I was reminded of how far I still have to go when it comes to taking my eyes off myself and…

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Leadership

Lessons From A Tree

How to Multiply Your Influence Have you ever been extremely proud of something that no one else seemed to really care about? No? Are you not as vain as me? Well, good for you. I, on the other hand, have a tendency to become a little self-focused. This is especially evident with the tree that is in our front yard.…

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Leadership

Lead Like Jesus

How to Lead Like Jesus Jesus said that his purpose is to give a rich and satisfying life (John 10:10). There use to be a part of me that was full of false religion that would skim over a verse like that. I believed that it wasn’t godly to have a rich and satisfying life. I thought you had to…

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Leadership

Interruptions

The Most Important Ministry Lesson In this post I want to share the most important lesson I have lever earned in ministry. I first became a leader in ministry when I started a small group at 15 years old. Two years later as a High School Senior I was speaking in high schools and on retreat. My freshmen year at…

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