4 Signs You Might be on Leadership Steroids

It seems to be a final chapter in a complex, controversial story. Seven-time Tour de France champion, Lance Armstrong, has announced he will no longer attempt to defend himself against years of steroid use accusations. In response, The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has announced their intention to strip Armstrong of those victories. Did Armstrong…

3 Challenges Tithing Won’t Solve

If you’ve been in church leadership for any length of time, then at some point you’ve been in the “financial crunch” meeting; that gathering of leaders who meet to discuss the budget shortfall. Inevitably someone will say with almost prophetic resonance, “We must get everyone to tithe,” and…

How to Avoid Painting Yourself into 4 Common Leadership Corners

How often have you found yourself facing a leadership challenge where you asked yourself, “How did I get into this mess?” Unfortunately, sometimes the answer is that you may have put yourself in that position. I call this “painting yourself into a leadership corner”. And the best way…

What Leaders Can Learn from Quarterback Efficiency

What is your “What do you think?” to “Here’s what I think” ratio? Do you have a sense for how often you ask for input, compared to how often you offer your own? You see, just as effective quarterbacks pay attention to their touchdown to interception ratio, great leaders know the importance of their “What…

A 15 Minute Solution to Your Complex Problem

Do you have a complex problem that needs to be solved quickly? Consider using “Reason Meetings.” I first learned about Reason Meetings in my years as an executive pastor in a large church, and I quickly became a fan of their effectiveness. Just as the name suggests, a Reason Meeting is held because there is…