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5 Practices to Grow as a Communicator

What’s your next step in becoming a better communicator? Jesus was a master communicator. He was in a league of his own. He taught with authority. He leveraged the power of story. He could hold large crowds captive with his … Continued

A Three-Step Plan for a Summer Reset – Part 3

Beyond deep rest and prayer, the third key to reset this summer is to reimagine. (If you haven’t read the previous posts, see step one Rest here, and step two Prayer here) In light of the current distress and all the chaos, … Continued

A Three-Step Plan for a Summer Reset – Part 2

This summer isn’t just an important time to reset; it’s an essential time to reset. On many levels, it seems like our world is coming unglued. The level of chaos, complexity and disruptive change are beyond anything I have experienced … Continued

A Three-Step Plan for a Summer Reset – Part 1

It’s easy to get worn down as a leader in a regular year. Since the last couple of years have been far from regular, many leaders are weary, depleted and even exhausted. As a result, a break this summer is … Continued

Practical Tools for the Epidemic of Anxiety

There is an epidemic of anxiety in our day, and leaders are not immune. In fact, the unique pressures and complexity facing leaders stir anxiety within leaders. And these same leaders must help other people navigate their anxiety. So how … Continued

See The Cross Amid The Chaos

The chaos increased by the hour. Uncertainty and fear took hold. Panicked people began to fend for themselves. Those sentences could easily be headlines describing events in our world today. They also vividly describe another time—the most significant event in … Continued

7 Key Practices for Second Chair Leaders

Second chair leadership isn’t second class. It is a real and beautiful calling which can be a great place to learn for a season without all the pressure of leading as the first chair. It can also be a strategic … Continued

10 Often Overlooked Practices for Board Members

It’s easy to focus on the leader with the title, the public profile or the microphone in their hand. While the organizational leader’s role is critical, we shouldn’t forget about the importance of boards. Boards matter. They really do. Elder … Continued

7 Key Questions to Guide Your Next Decision

I don’t have to tell you that decisions are getting more and more complex. Even picking out a box of cereal has gotten complicated. While it may seem fairly straightforward to pick up some Chex breakfast cereal at the grocery … Continued

4 Practices to Reduce Your Blind Spots

(Part 3 of 3 Obstacles That Hold Leaders Back – and How to Overcome. Read Parts 1 and 2 by clicking here) Blind spots can be deadly when you are driving. A car can be almost right beside you, but you … Continued