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  • 7 Hints You're about to Make a Bad Leadership Decision

    by Ron Edmondson
    Have you ever made a bad decision in leadership? Of course, we all have. It is actually part of the way we grow as leaders. I’ve made many bad decisions in my leadership. Thankfully, the longer I lead, the more I have developed some warning signs I’m about to make another. There are certain clues which help me pinpoint a potential bad move – even before I pull the trigger of decision. Please understand, these aren’t full ...   Read More
  • How to Interview for Mission and Vision Alignment

    by Sarah Newsome, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    Every church wants a staff full of people who are all aligned with the church’s mission and vision and moving in unity towards the same goals. Having church staff members who don’t match with your mission and vision can be frustrating for you and them and can cause you to either miss the mark or at least be delayed in accomplish what you envision for your faith community. And eventually, you have to face the difficulties of letting people ...   Read More
  • How to Train Others: Five Lessons from Jesus

    by Joe Plemon
    Whether you hire workers for your own business, train co-workers within the context of your current position, or equip others for ministry in your church, you should consider the following lessons from the Master trainer: 1. Be real during the interview process. If you are salivating over a prospective employee, don’t succumb to the temptation of sugar coating the job. When a teacher of religious law asked Jesus if he could follow him, Jesus ...   Read More
  • The One Thing Great Leaders Need

    by Mark Batterson
    Contextual Intelligence In the book In Their Time, Anthony Mayo and Nitin Nohria profile some of the greatest business leaders of the twentieth century. Those leaders lived in different eras, worked in different industries, and faced different chal­lenges, but the authors found one common denominator among them—contextual intelligence. It’s the differentiating factor between success and failure in for-profit and nonprofit dreams. ...   Read More
  • 7 of My Most Repeated Leadership Advice

    by Ron Edmondson
    Here is how a post like this develops. I meet with leaders weekly (largely pastors) either in person or online. It fuels me to invest in younger leaders and always challenges me as I learn from them. I’m a better leader because I intentionally invest in other leaders. There’s a hint for some of you more seasoned leaders. Want to grow as a leader? Find someone younger in whom you can invest? But, it always seems the so-called wisdom ...   Read More
  • Why Finishing the Race Matters in Leadership

    by Guy Hatcher
    Leadership is about finishing life’s races. Too often we are great at starting something or pursuing a dream but we fall short of following thru until the end. Strong leaders don’t stop short of their call or purpose in life. They keep going until they cross the finish line even when met with challenges and obstacles along their way. Do you remember Derek Redmond? He was favored to win the gold in the 400 meter run for Team Britain in ...   Read More
  • 7 Performance Characteristics of a Great Team Member

    by Ron Edmondson
    I love team dynamics and organizational structures. I have written many times about what makes a healthy team, my expectations of team members, and elements to build health into your team. I previously wrote 7 Traits of a Great Team Member. But, how does a great team member perform on a team? I’m not sure I’ve talked specifically about the performance characteristics I believe make a great team member. How do they act on the team? Here ...   Read More
  • Character in Leadership - Does it Still Matter?

    by Al Mohler
    Back in the 1976 presidential campaign, former Georgia Governor Jimmy Carter, then the Democratic nominee, made headlines in the United States and around the world merely by granting a single interview. That interview was with Playboy magazine. The interview was a political bombshell back in 1976. No major American politician had come within any distance of Playboy magazine at all. It was considered the iconic symbol of American pornography, and ...   Read More
  • 7 Simple Leadership Tips Which Could Help Every Pastor and Leader

    by Ron Edmondson
    I have a heart for leaders. Especially church leaders. I’d love to help others learn from my mistakes. In fact, this is a huge motivation for this blog and a lot of my ministry. With this in mind, I want to share a few things I’ve learned over the years. I hope it proves helpful. Here are 7 simple leadership tips: Fight fewer battles where the win doesn’t matter as much Okay, honestly, this is hard, because usually people are ...   Read More
  • 4 Simple Steps To Transform Your Church Staff Culture

    by Casey Hampton, Vanderbloemen Search Group
    At Vanderbloemen, we speak a lot about culture. We’ve come to realize that as more and more millennials comprise today’s work force, a good office culture is arguably one of the most important components in recruiting great staff. On the flip side, a bad staff culture is one of the biggest common denominators in why people are unhappy in their jobs. It's easy for church staff members to feel discouraged if they’re ...   Read More