How Leaders Invest Their Energy to Create Momentum

How important is the connection between where you invest your time, and the velocity of your church’s forward momentum? It’s everything. Whether you’re leading a small group, a ministry department, or the entire church, where you choose to invest your time will have a direct bearing on the…

Repost – When to Push Your Leadership “Amp” Up to 11

Every leader wants their organization to perform at “10 out of 10” effectiveness. But great leaders I’ve known have a skill that tells them when it’s time to punch it up to 11. Fans of the classic comedy film This is Spinal Tap know exactly what I’m talking about. This “mock-umentary” about an aging British…

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…

When to Push Your Leadership “Amp” Up to 11

Every leader wants their organization to perform at “10 out of 10” effectiveness. But great leaders I’ve known have a skill that tells them when it’s time to punch it up to 11. Fans of the classic comedy film This is Spinal Tap know exactly what I’m talking about. This “mock-umentary” about an aging British…

How Great Questions Can Yield Great Results

Great leaders ask great questions. And these great questions lead to great results. My thinking in this area was recently sharpened by reading an outstanding post in the Harvard Business Review, The Power of the Right Question. In this insightful piece, Scott Anthony suggests that a leader “should spend roughly six times longer generating a…