What Leaders Can Learn from Bruce Bochy

I’m writing this in the aftermath of Game 7 of the 2014 World Series. The San Francisco Giants have just won their third World Series Championship in five years. The interviewers for ESPN, FOX, and MLB Network have their portable sets rebuilt now on the field at Kauffman Stadium, and the questions begin to fly. […]

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Three Attributes of Big Leaders

As I’ve watched big leaders throughout the years, it seems like they consistently do three things that better allow God to write His story through them. This is not a formula, but are simply three observations I’ve seen from great leaders. BIG LEADERS BUILD Big leaders build things. They build programs, business solutions, and church and […]

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Next Level Leadership for Creative Team Leaders

I think having an artistic bent on life is a difficult life to live. I also think leading anyone in any right direction is a close-to-impossible thing to do. Many people function 60 hours a week as both. They are the Creative Team Leaders. They lead in churches, in small businesses, in Fortune 500 companies, […]

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The Most Important Church Leadership Question

At the onset of every new year, church leaders begin to envision their dreams and goals for the coming year. They look at strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities – all with the goal of reaching more people for Christ. This post is designed to aid in the process, not to judge or condemn. The last thing […]

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What’s Missing in So Much of Our Christian Work?

Have you heard the story of the Valley of Dry Bones, as recorded by Ezekiel in chapter 37 of his mind-bending series of prophetic visions? I’ll pick it up at verse 4. 4 Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones and say to them, ‘Dry bones, hear the word of the Lord! 5 This is […]

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Three Leadership Tasks to Build Strong Church Volunteers

When I received this anonymous letter from a church volunteer, I started thinking about how best to care for him. What could his church have done to help prevent this from happening? My answer comes in an entirely pragmatic approach, detailed in this post. If you’re story-driven, then you’re gonna struggle to get through this […]

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