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Articles for Pastors

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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...

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...
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