Leadership

Shift from working IN to ON your company
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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The Entrepreneurial Journey to Leadership
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How do you go from starting a business, church or other organization to transitioning to leading the staff or volunteers looking to you? I believe this is one of the more difficult work transitions people have; from doing the work,...
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Moving Beyond Stories
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An article that I wrote that is at Church Marketing Sucks, it begins: What is the objective of church communication? Of using story? What is the role of the church communicator? Last month I had the privilege of tackling these...
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