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…

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…

3 Warning Signs of “Watch Me Swim” Leadership

One of the tensions effective leaders must constantly manage is to recognize the difference between confidence and arrogance. Effective leaders carry with them a quiet strength that comes from knowing that God has equipped them to mobilize people and resources to accomplish Kingdom goals. These leaders also know, however, that it’s a short walk from…

4 Ways to Spot Your Church’s Rising Stars

One of the most important roles in the life of any leader, particularly a church leader, is to spot the “rising stars” – those members of your team who are exhibiting ever-increasing passion, desire and, most importantly, results. But how do you spot these rising stars? Effective leaders…