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Success Does Not Guarantee a Someone is a Good Leader

People tend to assume that if a person is successful, it is a result of their good leadership skills. People also assume that if...

The Difference Between Leaders and Managers

Yes, there is a difference between leaders and managers. According to Mark Sanborn, President of Sanborn & Associates, Inc., an idea studio dedicated to...

Management by Strengths

When a fellow board member, a hospital administrator, told me about “Management By Strengths,” I had to know more.  It’s simple…it’s logical…it works.  Management by...

Management by Strengths

When a fellow board member, a hospital administrator, told me about “Management By Strengths,” I had to know more.  It’s simple…it’s logical…it works.  Management by...

Core Leadership Growth and Development Domains

“As leaders grow, their focus should shift through five possible domains in which they can focus their time and energy,” writes leadership coach Steve...

Are You Hiring The Right Kind Of People?

The days of people tolerating ambiguity and theory are long past. People, pastors included, just want to know what works. Everything leaders do in...

Leading Generation Y: Make Expectations Clear

Generation Y or Millennial employees are generally viewed as a pain in the neck; in need of extreme coddling; resented and mistrusted; a special...

Admit and Learn from Your Mistakes

Contrary to what some leaders may be willing to admit, leaders are human and they make mistakes. Larry Allgaier, CEO of Novartis's Global OTC business,...

Empower Your Team to Use Common Sense

What will happen if a leader gives someone on his or her team a hammer, nails and some boards?  It all depends on whether...

Leaders Need Willing Truth-Tellers Around Them

It is extremely important for leaders gather people around who are willing and not afraid to tell them the truth. It can be deadly...

Eight Essential Leadership Qualities

Leadership is the quality that makes a person stands out or differs from other ordinary workers. It is often associated with someone who is...

Others May Not See You as You See Yourself

Many church leaders who set out to create great teams successfully change the mind-set of their players, yet are never able to complete the...

How Leaders Can Make Their Ideas Stick

Wouldn’t it be great that, if as a leader, people remembered what you had to say and acted on it? Better still, what if...

Do You Possess these Key Leadership Qualities?

Are These Leadership Qualities Yours?

How and Why Power Corrupts a Leader

All of us have heard the proverb “Absolute power corrupts absolutely.” Probably most of us can also point to an example either in history...

Reasons Leaders Fail

Nearly two thirds of today’s workers say the most stressful aspect of their jobs is their immediate boss. This may not surprise you, but...

Lighten Up as a Leader

Leaders are expected to navigate stressful situations. Today, leaders in virtually every arena of society, including the church, are faced with extraordinary stresses. Ours...
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According to the findings of a Gallup study, the people in our congregations are coming back week after week because of the sermons, and there are a couple key things they are looking for in those sermons.

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