ENERGIZE YOUR VOLUNTEER TEAMS WITH THESE SEVEN SIMPLE KEYS

Are you the leader of a volunteer team? Volunteers are a unique bunch.  It requires some skill to help keep them engaged, connected, and focused. Though there are a million different ways to organize your team, here are some practical steps to ensure your volunteer team keeps growing: 1.  Invite new people to get involved … Read more

IGNITE YOUR ROUTINE TO BE MORE PRODUCTIVE

I’m switching gears again.  After being in a productive schedule groove for several weeks, routine changes, traveling, and a packed schedule knocked me off-kilter. Though it was all great stuff that I wouldn’t have missed, a packed schedule changes a person’s daily routine drastically. Here’s what helped me get back in the saddle. Don’t Stress … Read more

NEED A BOOST FOR YOUR TEAM? CLARIFY YOUR GOAL!

The most critical component in building a high-performance team is a clear, common, compelling task. Some stress the need for interpersonal relationships… but this is the wrong emphasis. Connections and community among a team are important characteristics, but these attributes will be evident once the main task is clear.  A team that is highly connected … Read more

PRODUCE LASTING LIFE CHANGE WITH THESE FOUR SIMPLE TRUTHS

Several years back, I attended a worship leaders conference and one of speakers, Steve Reynolds, had written a book called, Get Off the Couch: 6 Motivators to Help You Lose Weight and Start Living: A Man’s A.C.T.I.O.N. Plan. I skimmed the book in 2012 and am now re-reading it. After a year and a half … Read more

SEVEN REASONS CLARITY IS ESSENTIAL FOR STRONG CHURCHES

“You cannot lead a strong organization without extraordinary clarity.”  A. Stanley As church leaders, we are bombarded with “have tos”, “how tos” and “must dos”.  There’s no way we can do everything.  That’s why clarity is so important. Take heart – You don’t need to do extraordinary things. You need to do ordinary things extraordinarily … Read more

THE INCREDIBLE VALUE OF FIVE PERCENT – DISCOVER ITS POWER

It’s tough to swallow, but about 80% of all you do can be done just as effectively by almost anyone else, according to Wayne Cordeiro, author of The Divine Mentor: Growing Your Faith as You Sit at the Feet of the Savior .  Another 15% can be done by someone with a little training.  No one … Read more

DISCOVER HOW TO BEAT THE “CAN’T” MENTALITY AND LIVE COURAGEOUSLY

Avoid saying “can’t” in life. The word “can’t” indicates a mental constraint. Once we begin to notice it, the “can’t” mentality is everywhere. People who constantly have “can’t” in their vocabularies are boxed in, fearful, and uncertain. They have fixed mindsets instead of growth mindsets, according to psychologist Carol Dweck. Here are five ways to … Read more

FOR A GREAT FOUNDATION, HELP YOUR STUDENTS PRIORITIZE THEIR SUMMER CALENDAR

Summers fly by. And if life is going to indeed be that busy, we need to switch to thinking about how we are investing our time. It’s no longer about looking for something to fill our time. It’s now about which of these things are going to make the most impact in our lives and … Read more