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…

5 Ways Great Meetings Can Drive Your Organization Forward

It has become increasingly fashionable for leaders to say, “I just hate going to all these meetings!” And while it’s true that a poorly led meeting can indeed be a waste of time, effectively leveraged meetings can provide you with at least five irreplaceable opportunities: 1.   In a…

Top 10 Most Ministry-Impacting Books

Media Survey Results: Part 1 Wherever Christian leaders gather, it isn’t long before the topic of conversation turns to the question, “So, what are you reading these days?” Leaders don’t ask this to make idle chitchat. Leaders are readers. In addition, leaders value their time as a precious commodity; they want to know that the next…

How Leaders Know When to Cash-in “Change Chips”

Just before you pull the trigger on that change you want to introduce, ask yourself, “Is this worth cashing in my chips?” Leaders know that they possess a certain number of “change chips”. These chips are made up of credibility, respect, authority, good will and other essential intangible ingredients. Leaders carry these chips around in…

A Leadership Lesson from Ice Cream Cake

I did something remarkably stupid the other day. It was so ridiculous I can’t believe I not only did this, but also that I’m about to tell you about it. I had just completed a 10k run along Okanagan Lake, and returned home feeling great. I went to the freezer to get ice to put…