Ever Been So Mad You Felt Like Leaving Your Church?

In the past 24 months I’ve switched my home cable provider three times. A grocery store opened closer to our house last year, so we’ve switched to that store. I discovered that a different credit card would help me accumulate travel points quicker, so I switched to that card a few months ago. All of…

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…

Why Leaders Walk Towards Barking Dogs

You’ve just found out that petty arguments might be brewing among staff in your youth department. What do you do? You’ve noticed that weekly giving is slipping below projections. What do you do? You’ve picked up on the news that your board is spending a lot of time discussing matters that really don’t further the…

The Phantom Org Chart Pt 2: 6 Positions You Need to AVOID

Like many organizations, ours needed to reduce staffing levels; to the tune of a 60% reduction in a year. Yet, in this new reality, the organization turned the corner and is once again dynamic and growing. How did this happen? I recently posted The Phantom Org Chart: 4 Positions You Need on Your Team, but…