Articles for Pastors

Articles for Pastors

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A Leadership Life is a Disciplined Life

As children, most of us believed becoming an adult meant we could do whatever we wanted, whenever we wanted. As adults, we often tell...

5 Keys to Leadership Credibility 

In her book The Voice of Authority, Dianna Booher points out that just as credibility is important for an organization's message and mission, so...

The Value of Teamwork

No matter how great an individual player you are, a team can make you or break you. I’ve always loved being a part of...

Five Essentials to Nurturing Effective Teams

Teamwork is people willingly, energetically, enthusiastically, passionately, cheerfully, caringly, intelligently, harmoniously, faithfully, tirelessly, unceasingly, purposefully and efficiently working together for a shared or common...

Balance: A Proper Relationship with Your Subordinates

Healthy Relationships with Subordinates

Behaviors that Hold Leaders Back

“Winning isn’t the problem; it’s wanting to win all the time. What’s important is to win the big stuff; don’t bother to try to...

High-Achieving Leaders Are Made, Not Born

Achieving Leaders are Self-Made

Dealing With Feedback-Resistant Team Members

Everyone needs feedback, whether or not we acknowledge it. Every leader also needs to provide helpful feedback to their team members. The environment in...

Critics: A Painful Reality for Leaders

FACT: Leaders have critics as surely as dogs have fleas, and they are usually about as helpful! If having critics is inevitable, then learning...

Is Leadership Recession-Proof?

When asked, “What styles of leadership should be employed during this period of economic instability?” respected author and leadership trainer John Maxwell replied, "The...

Defining the Qualities that Make a Good Leader

A leader is someone who takes on the role of influencing others to accomplish certain goals or tasks and objectives within an organization, group...

Key Leadership Skills for the Smaller Ministry Leader

Key Skills for Leaders of Smaller Ministries

True Leadership is About Character

True leadership happens when people follow the leader as a matter of choice. In contrast, organizational management or supervisory control systems often foster an...

Gaining the Confidence to Lead Well

Whenever a group is facing a very challenging mission, most followers prefer to have a confident leader. Experience equips a leader to speak with...

Working Harder has Lost its Sense of Meaning

Popular speaker and author Mark Sanborn had this problem a few years ago. In his words, “I was close to premature flame-out. Thankfully, I...
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