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What to Do With Your Staff Team Right Away

Annual Planning

If you lead a staff, one of the most valuable things you can do is to have each person on your team create an annual plan. An annual plan is foundational for everything else that your staff team will do over the next year. In fact, drop everything else that you are doing with your staff team and do this. This planning process is designed for those who lead a major ministry area such as children’s, groups, worship ministries, youth ministries, connect, etc. October is prime time to begin this because your staff can roll into 2016 knowing exactly where they are headed.

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 Hire a Spectacular Assistant

A Great Assistant can take your productivity to a whole new level.  The wise leader will spend as much time as possible on his top priorities and hand off everything else. But to whom will you hand things off? You

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Why You Should Stop Answering Your Critics

Over the past ten years, I have learned a powerful life-changing leadership lesson. Here it is: Often, a person just needs to be heard. When a person comes to you and tells you that you are wrong, shares his point

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How to Avoid Hiring the Wrong Person

Hiring The Wrong Person

Have you ever hired a person only to have serious regret later? Hiring the wrong person can be a painful experience and it can slow momentum, drain resources, and undermine team unity. In a church, hiring the wrong person can damage relationships and hurt people who are trusting us to lead spiritually. Character, Competence, and Chemistry are all critical in order to make a good hire. (I will address character and competence in future posts.)

In order for a person to become an effective and productive part of your team, there needs to be a good chemistry fit.

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