Category: Leadership

Do You Know Your “Why”?

Without a doubt, our what and how has changed and will continue to change. How we greet guests, what we do about communion, and how we move large groups of people into and out of worship are all necessary topics of discussion. But those what and how conversations...

Where Are You Adding Value?

If you’re a paid staff member or a volunteer leader, there will come a point where you feel like you’ve “made it” in terms of team objectives: you’ve reached that goal. You’ve transformed that...

Are You On the Wrong Team?

You may be playing on the wrong team and not even realize it. It’s not that you’re a bad player. But the right team is better than your current team, because the team you’re...

The Room Where It Happens

Right you were, Aaron Burr, sir. There is indeed a room where it happens. There’s a place where the game is played and the sausage gets made. There is a table where decisions are...

Create Clarity, Coach Flexibility

In a recent post we discussed Patrick Lencioni’s challenge that clarity is more important than accuracy. Since that post went live, I heard a complementary quote from Daniel Simmons, a member of our Executive...

3 Ways to Play Well with Others

Recently I talked about pandemic silos: those 2020-era phenomena that are completely natural, absolutely understandable, and potentially unavoidable. (They also must be destroyed.) As our staff team makes the rapid shift to “unpack our...

5 Marks of a Calm Leader

We are not living in the most relaxing of times. I write this sentence in the middle of a global pandemic, but truth be told, you’ll likely be able to apply it at any...