Josh Wilson "Noel"

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED:   Congrats to @Lailaw who was the randomly selected winner! —————————————————————- I have one more great new Christmas album to share with you this season! Josh Wilson just released his Christmas album “Noel” and is out on his Christmas tour right now.  You can check dates here to see if he’s coming […]

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Following the Unfollowable

How do you follow a leader you don’t like, trust or respect? We’ve all been there.  Whether a terrible boss, an inexperienced volunteer leader or a struggling parent, we’ve been accountable to someone who we had trouble liking, trusting or respecting. Scripture gives us several instructions to obey and submit to the authority we’re under: […]

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Leadership Tensions: Policies vs. Filters

By title I am the rule maker and the rule keeper.  It’s kind of a given as the Executive Director of an organization. But guess what? I hate rules, policies & most procedures.  Most of the time they are a necessary evil.  On a few occasions they are necessary.  On most occasions they’re evil. Why […]

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Jeremy Camp – Christmas: God With Us

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED: Congrats to @brianfalexander who was randomly selected as the winner! —————————————————————- Because it’s now officially the Christmas season… and because I love giving gifts… and because I have great friends at awesome record labels… I have Christmas music to giveaway! This week I have a copy of Jeremy Camp‘s “Christmas: God […]

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Quiet

In her best-selling book Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking, Susan Cain has affirmed half the population and become an advocate for the introverts of the world.  She has given voice to the tension introverts feel in a highly extroverted world. Seriously, reading this book was like discovering a […]

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Leadership Tensions: Criticism vs Coaching

By our nature as leaders we are wired to see potential.  We are always looking for ways to improve or expand the things that we’re a part of.  Potential and possibility drive us. But the dark side of that part of our leadership is that it can also make us quite critical.  When our inability […]

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Leaders Lead Thanks

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! I’ve had a fabulous few days with family including my amazing one year old niece.  She is just so much fun! As I’ve reflected on Thanksgiving this year, I’m reminded of the importance of how we as leaders create a culture of thanksgiving. Leaders lead others towards […]

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Leadership Tensions: Who vs. What

Happy Thanksgiving week! Today’s post for our Leadership Tensions series is about the tensions of Who vs. What in hiring decisions.  This is actually a repost from awhile back but this is one of the most popular conversations I have with leaders in balancing how we handle the recruitment of staff. ————————————————————— There are two […]

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We Have a Savior

THIS GIVEAWAY HAS ENDED: Congrats to @Umcpastorgina who was the randomly selected winner. —————————————————————- I’ve been playing Christmas music for about a week already.  The more of it I play, the more festive I’m feeling! For the next several weeks I have some Christmas music to give away! We’ll start with the new Christmas album […]

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Leadership Jedi Mind Tricks

Defining reality is easy. Vision-casting possibility is hard. It’s kind of like a Jedi Mind Trick.  Great leaders use their influence and power to help calm nerves and change people’s perceptions.  They alleviate fears and provide hope.  They re-frame reality in a way that makes it palatable. Where do you need to put your Jedi […]

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