Tag Archives: Relationships

How God Gave My Family A Miracle

In six months I will be celebrating my 10th anniversary at Injoy Stewardship Solutions.  I have spent a lot of time lately thinking about the events that resulted into my being hired at this wonderful organization that helps fund vision for church leaders. In 2002,  my wife and I were deeply committed to her being a […]

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15 Reasons Leaders Should Practice Forgiveness

I’ve been thinking a lot about forgiveness and its role in leadership lately.  Leaders are high achievers and demand excellence from those they surround themselves with.  And even more than excellence, leaders demand loyalty. But what happens when loyalty is violated and trust is lost.  Can it be regained?  I think it can if the […]

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Let’s Talk About Sex

Today I was having lunch with a friend and we were discussing social media in general and blogging in particular.  Then he said, “Brian, you know how to increase your blog stats?  Talk about sex!  They will go straight up!” Then I said, “I’ve never written on it because frankly, I don’t think I have […]

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7 Keys To Leading Others During Difficult Times

It was one week ago today that my family had the memorial service for my father who passed away on February 3rd.  Ike Reighard, Senior Pastor of Piedmont Church in Marietta, GA, presided over the service.  To many there, myself included, it was the best funeral message we have ever heard. Ike is an incredible leader.  […]

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55 Leaders Who In 2012 Will RT And Forward Your Material

I am so grateful to the online community which I am privileged to be a part of.  For any blog to be successful, there must be a number of very generous people who will pass along your thoughts to others.  The following 55 people have been extremely active so far in 2012 in regard to […]

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Why All My Friends Going To Church Is A Bad Thing

I am currently reading Malcolm Gladwell’s great book The Tipping Point.  In Chapter Two, he discusses a group of people called Connectors.  Here is what we learn from and about these incredibly gifted people: “Proximity overpowered similarity.” “We’re friends with the people we do things with, as much as we are with the people we resemble.” “Connectors (are) people […]

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33 Lessons On Tribal Leadership I Learned From Casey Graham

“Funding Is A Front For Friendship.” – Casey Graham Casey Graham, Founder and CEO of Giving Rocket, is an incredible leader!  I just spent the last two days with him as our organization, Injoy Stewardship Solutions, sponsored the Giving Rocket Tour.  This nationwide series of events will help church leaders across the country experience victory in the areas […]

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20 Lessons From My 3 Churches

Yesterday I provided you a picture into the mind of a young teenage Christian in a composition paper written by my 13-year-old daughter Anna.  She creatively called this paper “My 3 Churches”.  Because of what they have been exposed to and how they view social justice and the world, I cannot wait to see how God […]

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My 3 Churches Part 1

Any regular reader of this site knows my appreciation for NextGen (18-23 year old) leaders.  What you may not know is that I also have a deep appreciation for a group called FutGen Leaders.  These are the 13-17 year-old future Christian leaders.  One of these individuals would be my 7th grade daughter Anna. Recently, she wrote a paper for her […]

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The Sickening Leadership Of Italian Ship Captain Francesco Schettino

On Friday evening, January 13th at approximately 10:00 PM CET, Italian cruise ship Costa Concordia strikes a rock of the coast of Isola di Giglio and begins to sink.  As the horrific events similar to those in the movie of Titanic begin to unfold, the ship’s captain Francesco Schettino abandons ship leaving thousands on board, […]

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