Stop Underestimating Fun.


Proverbs 16:15 When the king smiles, there is life; his favor refreshes like a spring rain.   We could all learn a thing or two from a good kindergarten teacher: Recently I helped in my kids classes at school and was impressed with all of their teachers and the great [...]

Stop Underestimating Fun. 2017-04-30T02:13:58+00:00

Surviving Challenges


If you've been a leader for more than about 15 minutes you have a story or two of surviving challenges. And if you've been leading a while, the likelihood is this: You've survived your share of significant challenges, and tragically seen some leaders crushed by their own challenges. In the [...]

Surviving Challenges 2017-04-30T02:13:24+00:00

Set ‘Em Up to Win


Two weeks ago I had the privilege to make the trip from sunny California, where God is, to spend a few days in Dallas, where He is obviously...not. While there, I was at the Monday Night Football game when the Cowboys narrowly defeated their divisional rivals The Redskins. Now let [...]

Set ‘Em Up to Win 2017-04-30T02:13:33+00:00

80 Percent Is the New 100


As a former athlete and current church planter I am well acquainted with the idea of 'playing injured'. As a full time road cyclist I raced with broken bones, separated joints, tendonitis, fevers and worse. As a church planter I have given talks on joy when I was sad. I [...]

80 Percent Is the New 100 2017-04-30T02:17:00+00:00



As a leader, especially a church leader, discouragement is something with which I am well acquainted. In some ways it is the commodity we trade in, you work hard to keep those you lead encouraged, so momentum continues. You spend even more time trying to lift UP those who are [...]

Discouragement 2017-04-30T02:17:04+00:00

Unplanned Collaboration


  Last night while watching a documentary, The Pixar Story, I was reminded of an important leadership practice. In the course of the documentary, John Lasseter, founder of Pixar and current Chief Creative Officer of Disney, made a statement about what he calls "UNPLANNED COLLABORATION". It is this [...]

Unplanned Collaboration 2017-04-30T02:17:12+00:00

Subtraction by Multiplication


We've all heard the term, 'addition by subtraction'. As a church leader there are times when the best way you can lead your organization to the "next level" is to remove a few variables. Most notably, to ask some people to leave. This is true, and also NOT the topic [...]

Subtraction by Multiplication 2017-04-30T02:17:15+00:00
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