The Most Critical Six Months in the Faith Journey of a Child

Which are the most critical six months in the faith journey of a child who grows up in church? It is the six months following High School graduation. What can a parent or church do with that information?   Over the last several months I have shared videos designed specifically for parents but beneficial for any and all who care […]

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8 Ways to Get Co-Workers to Accept Your Suggestions and Ideas (Part Two)

Last week I shared four of the first eight ideas on this subject. Go to this link to read Part One of the blog [Click Here for Part One]. I received a question recently from a staff member about improving communication between fellow staff members within the organization. I shared some thoughts in a staff meeting and believe it might […]

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8 Ways to Get Co-Workers to Accept Your Suggestions and Ideas (Part One)

Communication. If you work with a group of people in a church, non-profit, or business, you will hear repeatedly about challenges related to “communication.” Communication regarding marketing. Communication regarding the promotion of your church or organization. Communication between executives and staff members. Communication between departments. Communication with customers. The list goes on and on. I received a question recently from […]

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How Your Church or Organization Can Develop a Culture of Friendliness

Most weeks I write articles to help you advance in your leadership. Today I want to ask you to allow me to model how you lead a church or organization to be friendlier. For the business that equates to more customers and more sales. To the non-profit organization, it results in more volunteers and higher contributions. In an educational setting, […]

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Leadership is a Team Sport

A great golfer. Bowler. Tennis player. Boxer.  These athletes stand out because of their ability to carry almost all of the load on the road to success. They certainly have others who support them, prepare them, and coach them, but their success comes down to their personal ability to compete on their own. An effective leader understands that their success will […]

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Every Effective Leader Does This…

Leaders on every level undoubtedly have demands of time, responsibilities, fires to put out, problems to solve, and administrative details that cry out for attention. If you don’t feel stretched then you are not in a high level of leadership. Effective leaders live their lives in the deep water. It is not as comfortable or stable as the shallow area […]

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A Clear Strategy to Strengthen Your Child’s Faith

Who is influencing your children? You certainly are but who else? Is there a way to give your children a spiritual edge that will strengthen their faith? The answer is “yes” and this video will give you tangible ways that you can build a network of spiritual influence that increases the likelihood that your children will be faithfully serving the […]

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Choose to Make the Right Impression

A re-post of a blog:  The  way you represent your organization is very important. Please take time to read this post I shared several years ago and apply what I share with your organization. “9-1-1. Hold please.” “Excuse me?” “This is the 9-1-1 operator and I have other calls would you please hold?” “I’ve got an emergency” “Do you think […]

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How Effective Leaders Get More Work Done Than the Average Joe

Productive? Effective leaders are very productive. They get a lot of work done and have the ability to do more with less. They can do more with fewer resources and with less time than the average person. They are productive. They can get more done in six to seven hours than a counterpart can in two days. It is not […]

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What level of church engagement best feeds the faith of a child?

How much church is enough? How much is too much? Is there a balance of engagement with a local church that best feeds the faith of your child? Can that balance be quantified? Interesting questions for which we discovered answers in our research of those who grew up in church and remained faithful into their adult lives. Over the last […]

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