4 Situations When a Leader Should Hit the Pause Button

“Let’s roll!” “Get ‘er done!” “More walk–Less talk!” These and hundreds of other action-oriented leadership expressions speak to how leaders must possess a drive to act, and to act quickly. But effective leaders also know that there are times when you need to resist the urge to act and to actually hit the “pause button.”…

How to Avoid the Copy-Cat Leadership Trap

Originally posted April 20, 2012 One of the best ways to develop in your leadership is to learn from other leaders. Growing leaders will read about other great leaders, will seek to discern their leadership traits, even emulate their leadership skills. But one of the worst things you can do is to short-circuit the process…

4 Ways to Spot Your Church’s Rising Stars

One of the most important roles in the life of any leader, particularly a church leader, is to spot the “rising stars” – those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. But how do you spot these rising stars? Effective leaders…

Summit 2012 Web Launch

This week we announced the speaker line up for the 2012 Global Leadership Summit, and already the “buzz” is building. This may well be one of the strongest line ups ever presented at the Summit. In announcing the line up, our national pastor Tim Schroeder and I sat down to discuss not only the background…

Can You Name the Canadian Speaker at the 2012 Summit?

For the first time ever, a Canadian presenter will be taking centre stage in Chicago at the Global Leadership Summit. Can you guess who it is? We’re inviting you to guess the name of this presenter from the great white north. We’ll be drawing one winner from among the correct answers we receive, and that…