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How to be a Kingdom Seeker and Not An Empire Builder

“You compete at sea, and people can die.” Those bold words came from the captain of a 110-plus-foot sailing ship a few years ago. The captain, his crew and their sister-ship crew had just completed a leadership challenge our Arrow … Continued

Key Questions To Ask When You Transition

I regularly connect with leaders who are in transition. They are in the midst of a work/role change or a major move. There always seems to be many moving parts, many questions and many unknowns. Most of the time they … Continued

Who’s Shoes Are You Trying To Fill?

“You’ve got some big shoes to fill.” I was hearing these words from multiple people as I stepped into a new role. I think their intentions were well-meaning, but their words were far from helpful.   Thinking about how I … Continued

5 Choices to Lead Different When Leadership is Hard

Leadership is hard… It was even hard for Jesus. He faced incredible resistance. There were endless and needy crowds, traps and temptations. His disciples were slow learners and frequent on-the-job sleepers. He endured loneliness and profound internal anguish. He had … Continued

How To Lead Different in 2019

I long to lead different. What does lead different actually mean? Here’s a start… I long to finish well. I don’t want to be another name on the growing list of Christian leaders who implode and damage many in the … Continued

Intentional Year End Reflection

Back by popular demand and updated! This repost is a specially guided reflection exercise for the end of the year. It’s easy to modify for individuals, families, or teams. Click here to view the worksheet In the midst of all … Continued

Who Is Your First Ministry?

“Your family is always your first ministry.” After a year packed with tremendous on-the-job learning, that one sentence was my biggest takeaway. Right after university I served as an intern with Christian speaker, author and apologist Josh McDowell. During that … Continued

Where Do You Need Courage Today?

Where do you need courage today? Almost every leader needs courage in some area of his or her life. Do you need courage to boldly speak up or to be quiet and listen? To faithfully step forward, patiently wait or … Continued

What’s Your Backhand?

It was an early morning skate that Guillaume Ouimet will remember for the rest of his life. The nineteen-year-old captain of his AA hockey team regularly started his day with some early morning practice.   He practiced on his own … Continued