Minimizing Problems

Are you having any problems in your family, organization, or on your team? If so, you are in good company. Everybody has problems. Granted, not all problems are equal. Some issues are nothing more than aggravating and others can sink your organization. All leaders have problems, but effective leaders are more skilled at minimizing and solving problems. While problems cannot

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When a Leader Enters the Room

Some leaders are blessed with “gravitas.” They can command a room or an audience by their very presence. People naturally turn to them and tune in to them whenever they are present. I admire their natural and God gifted abilities to influence others with charm, good people skills, compelling personality, and natural born leadership ability. What these type of leaders

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Three People that Effective Leaders Will Meet with this Year

Some people are blessed to be natural born leaders. Good for them. The good news for all others is that leadership skills can be developed. While everyone cannot be a five-star leader, everyone can be a more effective leader than they are right now. Effectiveness requires growth whether you are a natural born leader or a learned leader. The leaders

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Creating a Climate for Change

Note: This is my last post for 2016. Look for my next Leadership Post on January 9, 2017. Merry Christmas! I like change as long as I agree with it. I’m not the only one. That seems to be part of human nature. It is interesting to observe how some organizations embrace change while others are extremely resistant. Why is

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How Effective Leaders Weigh Big Decisions

Imagine that you are driving down a highway at about 60 miles per hour daydreaming and listening to your favorite radio station. Suddenly, and without warning, a ball rolls into your path with a small child following darts into the road. While you only have a split second to determine whether to apply the brakes and strike the child or

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How Effective Leaders Overcome Flops and Failures

I hate to make mistakes and I make them all too often.  The good news is that you don’t have to be “mistake free” in order to be effective. You certainly don’t want to make the same mistakes over and over. Outstanding leaders seek to minimize their mistakes and any diligent organization should do likewise. The person who never admits

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What to do With a Bible Study Leader Who Needs to Step Down- Part 2 of 2

Two weeks ago, I walked you through the first two principles of what needs to happen when a church leader finds it necessary to dismiss a volunteer. While the context was specifically about the need of a addressing a volunteer Bible study leader, the concepts have wider application. Here are more ideas to work through should you find yourself in

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What to do With a Bible Study Leader Who Needs to Step Down

What would you do? What would you do if you had a Bible study leader that needed to step down? That may be putting it politely. Perhaps action needs to be taken to remove the leader because of a serious issue. How do you remove a volunteer? Here is the first of two parts to help you navigate this touchy

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