In elementary school we would receive a report card every six weeks. This report card would have our current grade in each subject as well as a summary of our behavior. Every one of my report cards would have "Talks too much" checked. I was a talker. I am a talker. It was not a … Continue reading Talks Too Much
As a self-admitted task oriented person, I know all too well how easy it is to check a task off the list and move on ... without properly acknowledging the persons who made the work possible. This can be a culture cancer, even if it’s unintentional. Pastors (shepherd leaders) must keep an eye to the … Continue reading The Power of “Thank You”
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I have always tried to avoid having to say, “I do not know.” This phrase insinuates that I am incompetent, unprepared or just lazy. Pastors are supposed to know everything, right? Over the past few months, I have become more accustomed to answering with, “I do not know.” The truth is that I do not … Continue reading Creating a New Scorecard
Too often, the answer to any question at work is, "Let's get together and meet." Meetings have become the proverbial necessary evil in the workplace. By definition, a meeting is the act or process of coming together (Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary). Meetings can be helpful and productive. Meetings can be distracting and unproductive. Either way, meetings … Continue reading Not Another Meeting
The best gift a leader can provide his or her team is ... clarity. Team members inherently want to do a good job. They want their efforts and work to matter. They deserve direction in turbulent seasons. Clarity of mission and expectations provides the tracks for the team members to move forward in the work. … Continue reading The Gift of Clarity
What we do in the corporate times of worship has greater influence for making disciples than how we do it. Ultimately, culture is what drives an organization. There is not enough strategy in the world to overcome culture. Culture eats strategy for breakfast. This means that the culture of worship in a church will eventually … Continue reading Worship Matters
Just a few weeks ago, everyone's normal schedule was interrupted with new normals called social distancing which was followed by stay at home executive orders from numerous state Governors. There are two conflicting statements that have been a part of the conversation over the past several weeks. First, "when things get back to normal." Second, … Continue reading The New Normal