Category: Leadership

Volunteer Success

How to Wildly Succeed with Volunteers

Every church relies on volunteers to carry out its vision. Churches rely on volunteers for: Kid’s Programs Hospitality Set up and Take-Down Ushering Greeters Office Workers Small Group Leaders Music Audio/Video Production We give a mountain of effort to recruiting

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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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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

team decisions

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

Great Leaders Absorb – Weak Leaders Defend

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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 learning to absorb rather than to defend is one of the marks of mature leadership. A mature leader listens and reflects. A novice leader argues and defends.

Why Absorb Rather than Defend?

1. There May Be Some Level of Truth in Criticism

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