All posts by Brian Howard

My focus is to help YOU move forward one step at a time. I write about church excellence, personal productivity, and family leadership. I coach leaders, start churches, and help organizations break growth barriers. My goal is to draw on this experience to help YOU move forward in life, leadership, and productivity.

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Real Leadership is Not Lonely

Some say that leadership is lonely. But I have found the opposite to be true. Real leaders are seldom alone and need not be lonely. Real leaders are always developing people around them. They are surrounded by people that they

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Why only one-third of your hires are going to work

Only one-third of your new hires are even going to work out. This sobering statistic should cause us to exercise caution in all of our hiring decisions. Peter Drucker says “Executives make poor promotion and staffing decisions. By all accounts,

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Three Huge Mistakes that Church Planters Make

This is a Video that I shot for Exponential on Establishing Leadership in a New Church Plant. Avoiding these three mistakes will save you a lot of pain as a church planter. It’s only three minutes long but contains fifteen

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The Only People That Should Be On Your Team

Church staff teams are often like cities that have sprung up in the desert with no planning. Many churches are carrying people on their church staff teams that they would not hire again today.  But who should you add to

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On Long Meetings and Long Sermons

On Long Meetings Please do not imprison me in a long meeting because you failed to take the time to prepare for a good short one. Peter Drucker says that the best leaders spend more time preparing for the meeting

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