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banish

7 Things Every Leader Should Banish Starting Today

As a leader, there are things you do every day. Some help—others, not so much. I’ve found that as I’ve grown as a leader, I’ve regularly had to change how I think, how I lead and even what I say. Fortunately, there are hacks you can learn along the way that will help you get…

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key principles

5 Key Principles Every Leader Should Master

If you were to focus on just a handful of key principles to master in leadership, which would you focus on? I get asked almost every day for advice, and I’ve written hundreds of posts on this blog filled with principles. Here are 5 principles I think about almost every day. The first three relate…

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skipping Sunday morning

What You Never Know You Miss By Skipping Sunday Morning

Today’s post is a guest post by my executive assistant, Sarah Piercy, who in addition to working with me for the last 8 years, is a wife and young mom. She wrote this piece for our church blog, and, well, it was too compelling not to share it with you here. In particular, I love…

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destroy you

7 Signs What’s Driving You Is Beginning to Destroy You

There are a thousand fine lines in leadership. Perhaps the most subtle and dangerous line is the fine line between what drives you and what destroys you. Being driven is not an inherently bad thing. In fact, leveraged well, it’s a huge leadership asset. You get things done, mobilize people around great causes and make things happen.…

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first time guest

How to A Lose First Time Guest in 10 Minutes or Less

It’s hard to believe, but according to people who study these things, first-time guests to your church make up their minds whether they’re coming back or not in the first ten minutes of their visit. Think about that. Before they hear the first note of music, before they hear the first word of a sermon…

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stalling out

9 Signs Your Church is Stalling Out

Sometimes it’s hard to know whether or not your church or organization is making progress or whether it’s about to stall out. Sure, you can look at attendance and giving numbers. But by then…it’s often too late. The damage is done by the time you see a slowing or decline in those numbers. And those two numbers…

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