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Pastor, Make Us Think

"...and in that law he meditates day and night." (Psalm 1:2) One writer says that word "meditates" reminds him of something he saw his dog...

7 Differences Between A Coach And A Critic – Part Four

#6 – A Coach Will Love You Through A Disagreement – A Critic Will Hate You No Matter What. There have been a few...

Pointers for Effective Leadership

Simply being a manager does not make someone an effective leader, but they can become effective leaders.  Thomas Haizlip is an expert in human...

Leadership Lessons from a Maestro

“For the seasoned maestro, it can feel like the ultimate dream come true. During the performance, the orchestra seems to read your mind, knowing...

What Leadership Was and What It Has Become

Leadership was once about hard skills such as planning, finance and business analysis. When command and control ruled the corporate world, the leaders were...

Three Essentials of Christian Leadership

According to human resource consultant William Heisler, three things emerge as real distinctives for the Christian who wants to be a God-honoring leader. Leadership...

There Is Nothing Quite Like A Good Leader

There are many leaders in the ministry world, but far fewer good ones. Is there some reason why is it so hard for a...

The Gift of Opposition

Opposition is an inevitable reality of pastoral life. Not just spiritual opposition ("we wrestle not against flesh and blood"). Not just the intellectual opposition...

Ten Top Tips for Leaders

Here are the ten most common areas discussed and developed during leadership coaching and mentoring sessions with senior executives. 1. Know yourself. Every experience contains...

Listening Without Ego

Joe Takash, consultant and author of Results Through Relationships: Building Trust, Performance and Profit Through People, says, “To be a superior listener, you must...

How to Lead Change

In his classic text, Leading Change, John Kotter offers timeless insights into the mechanics of change. In particular, he explores the following eight fundamental...

Do You Have a Tragic Flaw?

I’ve always said, “Better is always better.” But lately, I’ve been asking myself, “Is this really true?” Ambition is a good thing. Hard work is a good...

Change is a Process

Change is a process rather than an immediate outcome—a journey rather than a destination. You have to move from one stage of the process...

Bold Leadership

When people say “leadership” most mean, “being a good manager.” But leadership and management are virtually opposite skill sets, according to advertising guru Roy...

Key Reasons Teams Struggle and Fail

Veteran Christian leader and Taylor University president Eugene Habecker notes in the periodical Outcomes that in his extensive experience as a CEO in Christian...

8 Terms You Need for Evaluating Impact

Assessing just how well an organization is doing can be cumbersome even if it is necessary. For small or startup organizations, however, just knowing...

Finding the Right Lawyer for Your Church

No matter how noble their intentions, nonprofits need to be aware of legal obligations and restrictions. As Peri H. Pakroo points out in her...

Why Leaders Fail

Huge publicly-traded companies go down in flames under the guidance of capable leaders with highly questionable ethics. Gold medalist Marion Jones, once considered a...
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