Why Fast Agreement Raises a Caution Flag

Originally posted November 22, 2011 Your biggest obstacle might be the person who agrees with everything you say. If you’ve been around leadership circles for any length of time, you’ve no doubt experienced this phenomenon for yourself. The scenario might go something like this. You’re in a leadership meeting where you present an idea for…

How to Bring Clarity Through Tuning-Fork Leadership

Take a minute and ask yourself these questions: Is everyone in the organization clear on our overall direction? Is everyone clear on our highest present priorities? Does everyone see how their contribution fits into the big picture? If any of these questions cause your leadership alarm bells to go off, it might be time for…

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…

Guest post – Getting Ready to Cast Vision

Today I am very pleased to present this guest post from Andy Cook and our friends at the Willow Creek Association in Chicago. For any church leader getting ready to cast vision for the coming year today’s post provides practical tools and inspiration to gain the most milage from your vision-cast.   In this month’s…

Guest Post – Dan Reinhardt of Crest Leadership

Today’s guest post comes from Dan Reinhardt, the founder and president of Crest Leadership. Crest is a leadership development program specifically designed to help mid-life leaders gain maximum potential in their life. I’ve seen Crest “in action” and am a firm believer in its proven track record for impacting mid-life leaders.   It was a…