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TAKE THE H.E.A.T.

Communication is key in anything. It’s key in marriage, in parenting, in ministry, and in organizational life. Communication is especially important when there’s a problem. As a leader there are a lot of problems that get brought to you, and when they do what do you do? Do you react or respond? Do you listen … Continue reading “TAKE THE H.E.A.T.”


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CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF APPRECIATION

The church is dependent upon volunteers. It’s been said facetiously that ministers are paid to be good but volunteers are good for nothing! All kidding aside, volunteers are the ones who make the church go round. In a business setting, those under your charge are the ones who make it happen. We should show genuine … Continue reading “CREATING AN ENVIRONMENT OF APPRECIATION”


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4 STEPS OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT

Problems with staff are common issues in organizations. It’s been said you must be careful who you hire because you are married to them. It’s a hard and somewhat drawn out process to get rid of the wrong staff person. If you want to avoid a staff infection, defection, or insurrection you must give your … Continue reading “4 STEPS OF STAFF DEVELOPMENT”


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3 CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH BASED LEADERSHIP

What is faith based leadership? In its simplest form its leading based on your belief in God. However, it’s much more complex than this. Pastor and author Matt Chandler states, God ultimately raises up leaders for one primary reason: His glory. He shows His power in our weakness. He demonstrates His wisdom in our folly. … Continue reading “3 CHARACTERISTICS OF FAITH BASED LEADERSHIP”


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DESTINATION OR JOURNEY?

I don’t know about you but I have become fearfully comfortable with the GPS on my phone. Instead of really knowing where I’m going I rely totally on the map app. I plug in the address to my destination, hit “go”, and it gives me precise directions. When I arrive it tells me “you have … Continue reading “DESTINATION OR JOURNEY?”