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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Understanding How Those Who Have Left the Church Can Be Reconnected

Much has been written about why people stray from the church. For those who return to church after years of absence, what is it that gets them to come back? Tom Crites and I are conducting a nation-wide study to discover what tangible factors can make the biggest difference. The study targets 25-55-year-olds who grew up in the church, left […]

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Six Reasons Developing a Team Makes You a Better Leader

Six Reasons Developing a Team Makes You a Better Leader There are no problems we cannot solve together, and very few that we can solve by ourselves. –Lyndon Johnson I have been a student of leadership for decades and one of my personal missions in life is to develop and equip as many leaders as possible. The word “leader” itself […]

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Staying Confident Through Transition

I serve in an organization that is going through a “big” transition. A beloved CEO of more than twenty-five years is retiring, and the name of the next CEO has been announced. The transition began five months ago and will not be completed until four more months have passed. I want to invite you to look over my shoulder as […]

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Free Copy of New Research on Effective Churches

Dr. Tom Crites and I did a study recently of churches in Georgia that are thriving in our changing culture. The churches identified may not lead in any area that we tend to measure but they excel in many areas including evangelism, discipleship, stewardship, church planting, and leadership. They come in all styles, from all regions of our state, and […]

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Eight Warning Signs That a Ministry May Be in Trouble

Perhaps you have known someone that died because they failed to take action. They ignored subtle signs that their health was failing and refused to go to a doctor for medical attention. People are grieved that the person has passed away, but the greater tragedy is that it could have been prevented. It is also sad to see a ministry […]

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