Principles to Assist with Problem-Solving – Part One

Are you facing any problems in your leadership? In your organization? On your team? Of course, you are. If there were no problems, there would be no need for leadership. Problems are perpetual, typical, aggravating, but not always normal and not all are unavoidable. Leaders are problem solvers. If you dig deep you will discover that the most effective leaders […]

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Seven Messages for Church Leaders

I have been honored over the past seven-plus months to serve as the interim Lead Pastor of Hebron Baptist Church in Dacula, Georgia. This is my home church and it was great to preach before family and friends each week. I preached several messages during the course of the interim that speaks to issues relevant to church leadership. I wanted […]

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What Happens When People Don’t Hear Back – Re-Post

“I’ll give you a call by the end of the week.” “I’m going to take you to lunch soon.” “I’ll get that info to you by the end of the day.” “I’ll sit down with you and we can talk it through.” Have you ever let someone down? I know that I have and I’m not proud of it. But […]

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Four Layers of Communication That Effective Leaders Attend To

“What we have here is a failure to communicate.” Those were the infamous words of “The Captain” (prison warden) in the 1967 classic “Cool Hand Luke” starring Paul Newman. It is often repeated by leaders and team members in any organization. Communication is the hub around which all elements of organizational leadership are built. When done well the wheels of […]

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Equipping Your Team in Drips

Leaders who do not invest time in training those who serve on their team take the greatest of risks. What team members do, how they do it, and when they do it is left to their own imagination. Effective leaders take the initiative to equip members, to “coach them up,” to inspire them, and to increase their skills. The result […]

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How Do You Lead When Everything is Moving Backwards?

I have been very honored and blessed to lead teams, organizations, churches, and ministries to grow and thrive. It is rewarding and thrilling when you take steps forward. Even the flops are not quite as damaging when you are taking five or ten steps forward for every step backward. Those are times to be thankful for. However, I have been […]

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Seven Keys to Multi-Generational Leadership

Five generations. That is how many distinct generations are living in North America today. If you travel back to previous centuries, you would find three generations providing leadership at any given time. However, with the advance in technology, the speed of change, and longer life-spans, you are now living among five generations. The Greatest Generation (those who fought and won […]

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Six Signs of Toxic Attitudes on a Team

“There’s only one thing more contagious than a good attitude – and that’s a bad attitude.”                                                                              John Maxwell I just got off the phone with a key leader in a large organization. He was reflecting on a team within his organization and expressed how each individual, though good-natured, were the worst gripers and complainers whenever they got together. I […]

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Three Keys to Becoming a Stronger Leader or Team Member

A chain is no stronger than its weakest link. No doubt you have heard that analogy in the past. Every member of a team brings unique levels of experience, ability, intellect, and passion to the group. The ultimate aim is to have a team with no weak links. Ideally, everyone is growing or at least being “coached up.” Obviously, in […]

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Keys to Parent a Post High School Grad

How do you parent a post-High School grad? Are there actions parents can take to help them cross the faith bridge. These are critical months and the parenting journey and responsibilities still continue. Throughout 2018 I have sporadically shared videos designed specifically for parents but beneficial for any and all who care for teens and kids. The January video was […]

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