What to look for in leaders

What to look for in leaders

Effective leaders communicate consistently and effectively. They pay attention to group dynamics and embrace the role of being a culture creator. They champion the needs of the people they lead and inspire a share vision that is deeply rooted in the needs, dreams, and...
Lead well by removing silos

Lead well by removing silos

Leaders are people of influence who choose to make a difference every day. They invite people to follow and model leadership by following others. Realizing that they can’t do it alone, they seek to partner, collaborate, and support the efforts of others....
Becoming a Collaborative Leader

Becoming a Collaborative Leader

“Effective leaders understand that they can’t do it alone, and find ways to get things done through others.” Collaborative leaders bring out God’s best in others and in the organizations they serve in pursuit of shared goals. They seek out individuals, teams and...
Forming Leadership in Context

Forming Leadership in Context

Leadership.  What is it?  How is it formed?  And how is it practiced differently based on our ministry context? Forming leaders is an ongoing, Spirit-driven process. It involves curating information, attitudes, assumptions and actions in ways that lead to...
Is your strategic plan gathering dust?

Is your strategic plan gathering dust?

This past spring, I got a call from a medium sized congregation in a medium sized Midwestern town. “We’ve had a strategic plan for two years, but we haven’t done anything with it.” Think of the time and money that was spent on that process!...

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