How to Turn a Summit Chair into a Seat of Transformation

You’ve heard the comments before at the Leadership Summit. With great flourish a renowned leader points to a chair in the auditorium as he passionately thunders, “That’s the chair where everything changed. I remember sitting in that very chair many years ago at a conference when my life was forever changed…” [caption id=”attachment_2534″ align=”aligncenter” width=”580″…

3 Keys to Building Team Chemistry

Is it possible to lead your organization toward greater team chemistry? It’s not only possible, but it’s imperative. Chemistry is the oil that keeps the machinery of ministry running smoothly. It’s not simply having people join hands and sing Kumbaya; rather it’s a carefully nurtured environment where each…

How to Turn “Silos” into a Culture of Conversation

Originally posted January 10, 2012 Is your church truly unified in mission, vision and strategy? Or are you, as Bill Hybels once said of Willow Creek Community Church, “a loose federation of ministries orbiting around the central church?” If you suspect that this “siloing” effect has taken root in your church here are three small…

6 Vital Conversations Before Making a Ministry Hire

Few dynamics have a greater impact on the success of your ministry than building a great team. That’s why it is so critical that you get your next hire right. And it all begins by having 6 vital conversations. 1.   The conversation with God No decision should drive you to your knees in prayer quite…

3 Steps to Much Better Team Decisions

How do you help your team make better decisions? It starts by understanding that there is no such thing as a team decision. Every decision made in your church or organization must have someone’s name written next to it. Someone must own the outcome. Someone must pace around their office thinking through every ramification and…