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church culture is toxic

6 Warning Signs Your Church Culture is Toxic

Every church has a culture. But how do you know if your church culture is toxic? More importantly, how would you know whether you’re creating a toxic church culture as a leader? I’ve interacted with many church leaders (and readers of this blog) and the sad reality is that there is no shortage of toxic church culture…

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lame excuses

8 Lame Excuses Church Leaders Make

There’s no question that ministry is hard. You know that. You feel it every day. So do I. But sometimes we make it harder than it needs to be. I love talking to church leaders about their ministry and the opportunities and obstacles they see. But time and again, I hear leaders make excuses as to…

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future church growth

5 Reasons Engagement Will Drive Almost All Future Church Growth

As culture changes in front of our eyes, you might be wondering, what will drive future church growth? In addition, you’re probably frustrated that the things that used to help a church grow don’t ‘work’ anymore (here are 9 things that have stopped being effective). You’re definitely not alone in your experience or your frustration. As Western culture becomes increasingly post-Christian,…

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great leaders

21 Things All Great Leaders Do

Ever asked yourself: What do the great leaders do that other leaders (average and, well, poor) don’t? Greatness in leadership is in part born, but it’s also learned. Just because you have the instincts for leadership doesn’t make you a great leader. Great leadership is also about cultivating the right habits and disciplines. Which is good…

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way too busy

7 Important Things Every Way-Too-Busy Leader Forfeits

So let me guess. You’ve got too much to do today. Welcome to leadership. One of the most challenging aspects of leadership for any leader is time management. You can read time management books and posts (I’ll give you some resources at the end of this post), but if you don’t care about why something matters,…

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waste time

5 Things That Are a Total Waste of Time in Leadership

You know the scenario. You get to the end of a meeting, an experience or a project and say to yourself “That was a total waste of time.” What’s scary is how often you and I end up saying it. So how do you eliminate things that are a total waste of time as a leader? I think the best way…

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eagles

10 Quotes from The Eagles That Will Challenge Every Leader

Music is the fuel for so much in life and even in leadership. When I was a kid, Eagles’ music was all over the radio, and thanks to the birth of the classic rock format in music, their music never really disappeared. While I always liked them, they weren’t one of my go-to bands until…

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peaked as a leader

7 Signs You May Have Peaked As A Leader

No leader wants to peak. And even fewer leaders wants to peak early. I suppose at some point we all peak. But, personally, I’m shooting for that to happen at age 85…or 90. Yet, peaking happens regularly in leadership; leaders who were great stop being great, even years (or decades) before they retire. How does that…

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