3 Times A Leader Should Announce, “I QUIT!”

“A leader never quits!” From the moment we take our first baby-steps in leadership, this anti-quitting sentiment is drilled into our heads. But an episode that unfolded in my days as executive pastor in a large church jolted me into realizing that this axiom is simply not always true. Sometimes, leaders must have the courage…

How to Turn a Summit Chair into a Seat of Transformation

You’ve heard the comments before at the Leadership Summit. With great flourish a renowned leader points to a chair in the auditorium as he passionately thunders, “That’s the chair where everything changed. I remember sitting in that very chair many years ago at a conference when my life was forever changed…” [caption id=”attachment_2534″ align=”aligncenter” width=”580″…

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 Common Leadership Mistakes Made by the New Sheriff In Town

You’ve just assumed your post in a new leadership position and your instincts tell you to make your mark, and to make it quickly. You want everyone to know, “There’s a new sheriff in town.” Effective leaders will implement a 90 or 100 day action plan, perhaps to…

4 Vital Steps When Your Vision is Not Aligned with Your Church

What do you do when your vision is growing apart from your church’s vision? That was the question posed by a young man I’m mentoring these days. He’s on staff in a local church, and is finding that the direction he wants to take his department is at odds with the overall direction of the…