When was the last time you turned it all off? I mean, literally turned every aspect of your work and accompanying technology completely off?Continue Reading "Sabbath… A Key to Freedom"
Feb 7, 2018 I spoke to the staff of Rock Harbor on the things I am learning as a leader in ministry and on the clarity of God’s call to raise up and give my life away to leaders 2 or more generations behind me. (55min)Continue Reading "What Am I Learning — podcast"
If you want to develop and work with innovative, creative, and courageously bold leaders, you must develop a culture of risk where people are free to fail.Continue Reading "Is it Safe to Fail on Your Team?"
I am constantly amazed by the number of leaders who feel they work out on a limb, doing what needs to be done, without the confidence that someone has their back.Continue Reading "Who has Your Back?"
Sure, leadership calls for courageous decisions and at times is an isolating reality. However, you and I find strength in relationships. We thrive best in community.Continue Reading "Leaders are Empowered in Community"
This is the third piece of a six part series about what it takes to create an environment that not only develops leaders but helps them succeed—what I call an empowering environment.Continue Reading "Give People Essential Resources"
It’s the cry of every player, “Put Me In Coach!” Each of us wants to know that our assignment makes a difference to the whole. We want the chance to do something that will affect the outcome of the game. Clarity about individual roles throughout your team not only strengthens your team but builds an empowering environment.Continue Reading "The Power of Clear Responsibility"
Leaders crave for a way to increase the horsepower of their organization. And, by horsepower, what I really mean is manpower. It shows up in questions and conversations like, “how do we keep our people motivated and engaged?” “How do help people give us their best?” “What does it take to get more people to volunteer or to volunteer more of themselves?” Creating an empowering environment is a way to do just that.Continue Reading "Give Them A Compelling Reason"
Building and leading any robust enterprise is an endlessly creative and fulfilling challenge. However, managing people can be, well, a pain in the butt. So, how do you get the most from your people?
I am not going to pretend that this one post will change your universe, but, it’s ramifications are huge. Let’s start with a little confession.Continue Reading "Everyone is a Volunteer"
Every day as a leader you have to cut through the fog and noise of the immediate to keep things focused on what matters most. There is no place where that challenge is more important than in managing the tasks and priorities swimming in your head. To that end, I offer this simple discipline: Identify the ONE THING. In every situation, every day, identify the one thing that matters most right now. And do that.Continue Reading "The Power of One Thing"