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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Don’t Confuse Motion with Progress

Maximized Leadership: Don’t Confuse Motion with Progress Have you ever had opportunity to get on a stationary bike for exercise? The actions taken by your legs replicate what you would do if riding a bicycle outdoors and the exertion is certainly a good way to improve your physical condition. However, the stationary bike cannot help you get anywhere. While the

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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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What to do When You Anticipate a Low Attended Sunday

What to do When You Anticipate a Low Attended Sunday   Having a large crowd at church can be energizing and having a small crowd can be discouraging to those who have responsibility for preaching on Sunday. It is in no way unspiritual to desire that more people, rather than less, to be present to hear a message from God’s

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Maximized Leadership: The Need To Lead (an important message for my senior adult friends)

I like to drive. Whenever my family gets in the car I automatically go to the driver’s seat. We do not discuss it…that is just the way it happens. I remember when my oldest daughter turned fifteen. You know what happened. She wanted to get a learners permit. I had actually let her drive in the church parking lot on

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What To Do If Your Church Is Experiencing a Slump?

“Slump? I ain’t in no slump… I just ain’t hitting.”   – Yogi Berra   Church life is absolutely a joy when everyone seems to be happy, the worship is spirited, people are coming to faith in Christ, and no threatening divisive issues are on the radar. Maintaining momentum over a long period of time is very difficult. I did a

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