Leadership

Doing too much

Doing less so that you can accomplish more Have you ever seen someone is “doing too much” or being what we used to call a “try hard”? Maybe they are being inauthentic, trying to impress someone, or overcompensating for some reason. On the basketball court, he is the guy with all the new gear but can’t dribble or shoot. At…

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Leadership

Moses CEO Part 2

4 Steps to Lead Your Team Out of Dysfunction Moses returned from his executive retreat to find his organization in total disarray (Exodus 32:9-10). You can see the four decisions that lead to this disaster in my previous post. The results of Aaron’s passive leadership led to the group getting off mission, internal corruption, and dangling on the edge of…

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Leadership

Moses CEO Part 1

Aaron COO: 4 Leadership Mistakes Moses took over a failing corporation that had a brilliant founder, but was plagued by internal discord. After delivering some miraculous results that impacted the world, these people found themselves under dictatorial leadership. Moses comes in to lead them to the Promise Land but not without some resistance and lessons we can all learn from…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Crossing the Line

4 Questions that show you have gone from honest to harsh How do we know when sharing truth has needlessly moved from bold compassion to insensitive confrontation? We have to be able to honest without being harsh. In my previous post I talked about sharing our opinion without burning bridges. Today I would like to explore how to know when…

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Leadership, Sharing Faith

Bridges of Opinion

4 ways to share truth without burning bridges I recently read a post on social media that was right but wasn’t very friendly. I wondered if the thought would have gotten more traction if it would have been shared with a smile. When we are right but don’t present our truth in a right way we alienate ourselves. This not…

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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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