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9 Hidden Things That Make or Break Leaders

So you’ve noticed something. Your ability to lead well seems to fluctuate. Some days (and seasons) you seem to be in top shape. You have energy and enthusiasm, a clear mind and your decision making is sharp. But on other days (and in other seasons) you’re sluggish, fuzzy or so burdened down you feel like you…

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Jealousy, Envy, Insecurity and the Heart of A Pastor

You’ve felt it. Someone you know (or follow) is experiencing ‘success’ in their lives and leadership in a way you’re not. Maybe their church or ministry is growing faster than yours, or yours isn’t growing at all. Or their marriage looks so much happier than yours. Or…they’re married. And you’re not. Maybe their kids look…

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7 Easy Ways to Blow It With A Mentor

Almost every leader you talk to these days either wants a mentor; has a mentor or is mentoring someone. I talk to scores of young leaders who want to be mentored. So let’s say you land the mentor you were hoping to get…how do you make the most of that relationship? I’ve seen more than a…

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5 Ways To Lead When You Have No Money or Team

A few years ago, I surveyed over 1400 pastors of small to mid-sized churches to find out what they struggled with. Man, I learned a ton from that survey. One of the common refrains leaders voiced was uncertainty about how to lead when they didn’t have much money or the right team. After all, most of us visit…

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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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