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19 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The Man Who Has Read EVERY John Maxwell Book

People who know me know John Maxwell is my spiritual hero.  One of the great joys of my life was getting to work for him for several years.  I can name all 21 Irrefutable Laws Of Leadership backwards in alphabetical order.  Well, not really but close.  But I have met my match. One of my […]

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20 Things Leaders Need

Last week I was on the phone with a pastor when he said, “I enjoy your blog.  I especially enjoy your Top 10 list at the end of each of week.  It helps me cut through the clutter.”  His statement gave me tremendous insight into what leaders need.  The following is just some of the […]

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7 Practices Of Your Organization’s Top Performer

Every ministry or organization has a top performer.  One who rises above all others.  Other than production, what are the practices of those who consistently excel.  Do they have traits we can learn from to improve our own performance.  The answer is a resounding “Yes!” In the June 21st, 2010 edition of The Sporting News, Mike […]

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10 Practices Of Highly Effective Teenage Christian Leaders

Back in the 90’s I had the privilege of being a youth pastor at two different churches.  It is where I cut my Christian leadership teeth.  After witnessing the behaviors of thousands of teenagers and raising one myself, I have observed the following 10 Practices Of Highly Effective Teenage Christian Leaders: Highly Effective Teenage Christian […]

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35 Leadership Quotes From John Calipari’s Book Players First

The Kentucky Wildcats mens basketball team is one of the most successful organizations, sports or otherwise, in America today.  At the time of this writing, the team is 37-0 and the prohibitive favorites to win the NCAA championship. I recently finished reading Head Coach John Calipari’s latest book Players First: Coaching From The Inside Out. […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of March 23rd

Average is overrated.  Leaders are dedicated to personal growth.  They want to continually get better.  The responsibilities of leadership demand they do so.  Christian leaders, in particular, know if they get better so will their church. If you want your church or your personal leadership to go to another level, if you want to be […]

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3 Financial Mistakes Which Will Sink Pastors And Their Ministry

One of the things that will sink a pastor’s ministry faster than nearly anything else is a mishandling of the church finances. In today’s climate, there is no margin for error when it comes to how you as a church leader handle financial decisions. And it is not just the choices you make with church […]

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10 Keys To Having Great Conversations With Pastors

As a member of INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I speak to pastors for a living.  It is a humbling role because of the high calling and responsibility which comes with serving God’s bride on a daily basis.  After a great conversation today, I took time to break down the elements as to why my time with […]

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New FREE Ebook – Skinny Jeans And A Tattoo Does Not Make You A Leader

“Skinny jeans and a tattoo does not make you a leader!” – Christine Caine from Catalyst ’14 As a member of INJOY Stewardship Solutions, I have the privilege of attending some of the greatest Christian conferences possible. During the second half of 2014, several events among others stood out. Therefore, I am proud to announce my […]

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15 Practices Of Aging Leaders Who Stay Relevant

One of the greatest mistakes churches have made for decades is the marginalization and sometimes outright dismissal of aging Christian leaders.  I have had a front row seat to watch this play for over three decades.  Being a 49-year-old man, this deeply concerns me because there is a chance if I do not stay relevant, […]

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