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.

Great Leaders Absorb Weak Leaders Defend

Great Leaders Absorb – Weak Leaders Defend

Recently I heard Andy Stanley say, Great leaders absorb. Mediocre leaders defend. Learning this simple leadership principle will yield stunning results for any leader that commits to it. Absorbing criticism without being defensive seldom comes naturally for a leader. But

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Three Musts for Small Groups

Three Musts for Successful Small Groups

Church Small Groups are notoriously difficult to do well. Small groups have various names – growth groups, city groups, d-groups, missional communities, gospel communities, etc. As church leaders, we continuously work to get people connected to small groups, train leaders

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Why no one cares what you have to say

Why No One Cares What You Have To Say

People love to talk about themselves. For many of us, “Me” is our favorite topic of discussion. We love to talk about our experiences, share what we know, and give other people advice. I often wonder if we realize that nobody

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Elders in a church plant, How to get it right

Elders in a Church Plant – How To Get it Right

One of the biggest mistakes I see church planters make is putting elders in place too soon. Nothing blows up church plants as quickly as leadership conflicts. Attempting to get to a plurality of elders quickly is a train-wreck in

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How to stop forgetting and follow through

How to Stop Forgetting and Follow Through

An old Proverb says, “The faintest ink is more powerful than the strongest memory.” You know that moment when a thought crashes into your mind? Perhaps it is something you need to do. Maybe it is something you need to

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