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.

How to Not Fail in Leadership

How to Not Fail in Leadership

Few of us enter our careers already skilled in the art of leadership. We spend our early career years learning (and often failing) to become great leaders. Many never become great leaders, often because they fail to invest the time

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Why You Must Save Money Now

Someday You will No Longer Work Full-Time The reason may be that you are not physically or mentally capable of working full time. Or you may simply decide you don’t want to work for a full-time paycheck until the moment

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A Better Plan for Team Communication

Good Team Communication is essential for a healthy team. Many of us rely daily on email to communicate with team members. The problem with using email for team communication is that we rely on email for so many things that

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How to Make Better Team Decisions

Team Decisions are often better decisions than individual decisions. Building and leading a cohesive leadership team is an essential part of leading a healthy organization. Depending on context this may be a board, a staff team, an executive team, or

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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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