Leadership

Leaders: How Do You Design your Office and Why it Matters
Recently I started a new role as Chief Strategy Officer at Power Digital Marketing. Over a weekend I moved all my furniture into the new office prior to starting on a Monday. Immediately, and for several weeks, I received numerous comments on...
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3 Dangers to Avoid for Visionary Leaders
So you say you are a visionary leader. Every organization needs a visionary. This person sees the future possibility and can begin to construct what that looks like in broad brush strokes. Without this person, an organization will go into...
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Shift from working IN to ON your company
Over the years I've worked with a number of entrepreneurs looking to grow their companies.  One of the more common sticking points is that they need to transition from working in their company to on.  But often they don't know...
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Building a Culture of Engagement
How do you transition or transform a culture to own the vision with you?  One of the challenges I see with many churches is that the Ephesians 4:11-14 passages are aspirational far greater than a reality.  Too few people are doing too...
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The 5-Dysfunctions of Missional Community
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This weekend I was thinking about why missional community life often feels broken. More specifically, why do people resist or fight against the call to be missional in community? As I've thought about my own experience and gathering from some...
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Building a Church Movement of Gospel Centered Communities
I found the document posted below from years ago. It brought together a variety of resources and thoughts I and others have posted on leading Mission/Gospel Communities. It takes a lot of the writing/posts I did back in 2006-2008 on...
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Weekly Family Meetings
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Each week our family meets to go through our family meeting. This gives us the time to reflect on the week, prepare for the week ahead, share goals, learn about each other and have fun with a family game. Here...
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Leading Others for Results
How do you grow as a leader where more of your 'results' come through others, rather than the work you do? Specifically, how do you lead people versus supervise or manage. (I framed some of the personal challenges of going...
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Peer Coaching, Our Personal Blind Spots and Looking through the Johari Window
I am a believer in the value of peer coaching. I'm grateful to serve on the Board of three non-profit organizations where this is a central part of why they exist. In my experience, I've had tremendous growth personally when...
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Peer Coaching, Group Sharing & the danger of Advice
I'm trying to share a few of the things I'm learning along the way as I seek to grow as a leader. One group I participate in is EO, a peer group of CEO's/Entrepreneurs who use a protocol called Gestalt...
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