Will Your Children Be Attending Church When They Are Adults?

Maximized Leadership: Will Your Children Be Attending Church When They Are Adults? I love to talk about leadership and get great joy in helping people to progress in their skills. If you ever doubt that you possess leadership responsibilities you need only look to your children to realize that you certainly do. Leadership is essentially the ability to influence others

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Are You Setting The Tone?

Maximized Leadership: Are You Setting The Tone? Be the person that you desire for your children to become. Great advice for parents, don’t you think? You must model for your children the behaviors, attitudes, and values that you hold dear. What would you think of the parent that opted to write them on a list and post them on the

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Deadly Opinions

Dixie Chicks? Does that sound familiar? It does if you are a fan of country music. Just over a decade ago they were the darlings of the country music industry. The group consisted of three attractive, talented, country stars who produced hit after hit. They were riding high until their lead singer decided to make a political comment. Certainly she

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DEADLY SILENCE!

MAXIMIZED LEADERSHIP: DEADLY SILENCE! Any questions?     Are we all on the same page?      Any objection?      All agreed?      Do we have consensus? Perhaps you have been in a meeting that concluded with that question or something very similar. There were no questions. Everyone subtlety nods their head. No objections are registered. That is…until you get on to the elevator or back

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Four Barriers You Must Overcome to Engage a Younger Generation

Maximized Leadership: Four Barriers You Must Overcome to Engage a Younger Generation My first grandchild is due in the next month. In other words, it can happen at any time. I am obviously pregnant with anticipation. I have received some insight as I began entry into this next stage of my life which actually began bubbling up in the past

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These Meetings Are Killing Me!!!

Maximized Leadership: These Meetings Are Killing Me!!! Do you ever feel like you are a “P.M.A.?”  That would be a professional meeting attender. The fact is that any organization with more than just a hand full of members or employees has a lot of moving parts. Meetings are a necessity to enhance good communication, foster alignment, and to sharpen strategy.

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The Key Element in Growing Groups

Maximized Leadership: The Key Element in Growing Groups I trust we can agree that the more people studying the Word of God on a regular basis, the better. In addition, as more people are studying the Word together in your church, the more lives you will see changed, the more leaders you will see developed, and the more people you

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Tools Trump Slogans

Maximized Leadership: Tools Trump Slogans “Attitude is everything!” “Dare to Achieve!” “Just do it!” Statements like these can serve as great rallying points for an organization.  John G. Miller states that “slogans may sound great, but in order to take the organization to higher levels, people don’t need platitudes – they need tools.” Allow me to illustrate this premise with

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Off to College…Out of Church?

Maximized Leadership: Off to College…Out of Church? In John Dickerson’s book The Great Evangelical Recession, you will find a sobering statistic about the students who grew up in your church and graduated in May. If they fit the typical profile of today’s college age young adults, two of the three will be leaving the church. I am writing this article

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