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Leadership Development for Dummies

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Here's all there is to it. Sorry if the title is crude. No implication about anyone here. So why not share the oversimplified version? Invest. Release.

5 Ways I Expand My Leadership Potential

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It takes an intentional effort to improve as a leader. These are all good practices to improve as a leader. Let me expand that thought.

4 Theories of How a Leader Becomes Controlling

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One of the most dangerous forms of leadership, and one of the most frustrating, in my opinion, is the controlling leader. Pride is rampant. Failure.

Great Leaders Develop a Leadership Vocabulary

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I’ll never forget in my first church when a very Christlike deacon pulled me aside and offer me some advice in leading a church. The problem?

7 Leadership Principles Life Has Taught Me

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Happy for you to learn from my experience I love principles. Perhaps this is one reason I spend so much time reading Proverbs. It’s not about you.

5 Really Bad Reasons to Plant a Church

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I love church planters. When I moved into church revitalization part of the concern I had in doing so was I might not have a foot into church planting.

7 Hidden Costs of Attempting to Eliminate Risk

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Every leader I know attempts to limit a certain amount of risk when making decisions or leading change. Unfulfilled dreams. False reality. Wasted time.

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3 Problems with Being Too Nice as a Leader

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I remember talking with a leader not long ago. She’s an incredibly kind and gentle person. She’s smart, hard-working, and loyal.

10 Things I’d Do If I Were Raising a Daughter Today

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I wrote this post a few years ago, but it came to my attention again after someone shared it, so I decided to revise and repost it. Tell me about her.

7 Of My Favorite Compliments I Receive as a Pastor

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Everyone loves compliments – me included. I received a compliment recently from someone who met me for the first time and it was so encouraging.

7 of the Most Frustrating Things Pastors Experience

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Ron – What do you think are some of the most frustrating things pastors experience? Great question. Slight attempt at humor there.) Selfishness.

10 Problems with Doing the Best You Know How To Do

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Years ago in a company we owned, there was a young man who worked for me who had tremendous potential. I’m doing the best I know how to do. ”.

12 Leadership Principles of Jesus

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These Inspire Me There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership. I also love to learn from a great athletic coach.

The Leader’s Crisis of Belief

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Every Leader Must Push Through A Leadership Crisis of Belief. Questions such as: Will this work? Is there a better way? Will people support this?

12 Game-Changing and Tweetable Proverbs

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Here’s a challenge you’ve likely heard before, but may need to practice again. For a month, read a Proverbs everyday.

7 Unwritten Rules which Shape an Organization

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In an organization the unwritten rules are just as, if not more, important than the written rules. I wrote about this idea HERE. Who drives discussion?

5 Easy Steps to Begin a Daily Quiet Time

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The way you begin your day often determines the quality of the day. It truly does make a difference. It should be as free of distractions as possible.

7 Things To Do in the Spiritually Dry Times of Life

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Recently I wrote about what to do during the times God is silent. It seemed there was more to be said. Sometimes I am silent in my own spiritual life.

Do You Lead Leaders or Lead Followers?

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At some point every leader must decide. In my leadership experience there are two kinds of leaders. Some leaders refuse to be leaders of leaders.

5 Mature Ways for a Leader to Respond Under Stress

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It could be a crisis or an exceptionally busy season. It could be internal or external issues causing the stressful times. Steadfastness. Integrity.

12 Bible Verses Every Leader Needs to Memorize

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The Psalmist said, “I have hidden your word in my heart so I might not sin against you.” It can teach us, convict us, and challenge us.

7 Ways to Help a New Staff Member Succeed

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I recently received the following message from a pastor friend: “I have a new full-time associate pastor starting next week. Stay close.

7 Things Which Weaken Good Leadership

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There are times I’m a better leader than other times. Sometimes this is my fault. Other times the cause is unavoidable. Lack of discipline.

7 Indicators It’s Time for Change in Organizational Structure

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I’ve been a leader in an almost 200 year old company and a new business. Healthy organizations maintain an unchanging vision long-term. Keep it.

7 Suggestions to Motivate the Leaders on Your Team

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Have you ever wondered how to motivate a leader? If you have leaders on your team, no doubt you want the maximum potential out of them. Embrace change.

20 Leadership Tips in Tweet Length

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The added catch – they wanted something short they could expand upon, so they suggested I share them in “Twitter length.”

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3 Critical Ways Every Leader Must Spend Time

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Time is one of the greatest assets of any leader. All three are needed. All three. This includes celebrating success. People need this too.

7 Suggestions for Pastors When a Good Staff Member Leaves the Church

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This post came to me after hanging out with one of my favorite people I’ve ever worked with. I hated when we parted ways professionally. Grieve.

7 of the Hardest People to Lead

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Someone once asked me, “Who has been the most difficult person you’ve had to lead?” ” It’s a great reflection question.

10 Prayers Every Wife Should Pray for Her Husband

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Dear Lord, Please help him to learn and manage healthy balance – between work, family, and play. Give him confidence in his God-given abilities.

7 Ways to Be a Community Building Pastor

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I have a theory of pastoring successfully today. To be a kingdom building pastor you MUST be a community building pastor. The people were in captivity.

7 Dangers of Prideful Leadership

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I have frequently preached on the danger of pride. If you follow this blog, you know I tend to think a great deal about leadership.

7 Thoughts on Managing Conflict as a Leader

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As a leader, there are many times I feel like the mediator between opposing viewpoints. This sometimes causes conflict.

7 Characteristics of Effecitve Change Agent Leaders

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If you want to be in leadership get comfortable with change. It’s part of the experience of every leader. Courageous. Relational. Strategic.

4 Reasons People You Lead May Not Want to Learn or Grow

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Perhaps you’ve tried. I have. I’ve at times been worn out, however, trying to help some people develop. This is not only in leadership.

10 Tips for Recovering from Major Disappointments in Life

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Sometimes life throws curves at us that take the wind from our sail. Have you lost a job recently? Have you had a business failure? Evaluate your life.

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10 Things I’d Do If I Were Raising a Son Today

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I revised and reposted 10 Things I’d Do If Raising a Daughter Today recently. In this post, I will focus on raising a son. My boys are grown.

Handle Little Things Before They Become Big Things

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Cheryl and I were in a grocery store out of town some time ago. We then noticed he had slipped on something liquid on the floor. Church Leadership

10 Traits to Identify Potential New Servant Leaders

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One of the most important tasks of a leader is to identify potential new leaders. Equally vital is the quality of leaders being discovered. Many times.

10 Ways To Create More Margin in Your Time

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How do you fit more into an already busy schedule? Isn’t this a great question? Because, aren’t you being asked to do so all the time?