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Equipping the Saints

Equipping the Saints

VIP Leaders: Shift your Perspective and then Lead Change

Recollections from Dr. Krish Kandiah at GLS2019 Do you want to be a VIP?  It’s a pretty attractive person to be, especially where there are a LOT of other people.  Nothing like special entrances, reserved seating, beverages and food provided,

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The Fear of Rejection

Remembering Jia Jiang’s Talk from the GLS 2019 OK, let’s be real.  No one likes rejection:  not personal, not emotional, not professional, and not interpersonal.  It hurts.  It really hurts.  Remember that old adage, “Sticks and stones may break my

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The Next Generation – Where Are They?

I’ve heard it said multiple times, from the middle-aged to elders, what can we do to get young people involved in the church?  The concern stems from our wanting the next generation to discover what we find so important and

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Learning to Lead

The most important mission on earth, million dollar or more budgets, staffs of both paid and volunteer people, buildings and grounds, congregations large and small…and the most important mission ever given.  What does it take to steward all of that

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For Leaders – Your Difference is Your Key

“What compromises have you been making to fit into the narrow doors others have created for you?”  Read that again…DeVon Franklin, award-winning producer, best-selling author and Beliefnet’s ‘One of the Most Influential Christians Under 40’ is the source of that

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Leading in Crisis and Rapid Change

Notes on Ben Sherwood’s talk at GLS2019, “Leadership in Disruptive and Changing Times.” I can confidently say that we, in the Church, and we, in the Nation are in disruptive and tumultuous times.  It takes a bold, courageous leader to

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Unleashing Creativity Tips for Leaders

A reflection on Todd Henry’s lecture from his book, Herding Tigers, from GLS2019 It seems to me that creativity is hard to come by.  Creativity is suppressed in favor of productivity.  First it was in education, where creativity and imagination

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To Change the Future, Disturb the Present

Reflections flowing from time with Danielle Strickland at the GLS2019 Here’s the thing about change, real change, transformational change:  it means that leaders have to listen, to learn and then to live out of what they discovered.  It means that

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In Every Age…Generation

Jason Dorsey and the Gifts of Every Generation He was the PERFECT after-lunch speaker: quick, funny and reminding us that he was only funny because he was speaking truth.  For example, Jason pointed out that if you need a pen,

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In the Beginning

Reflections sparked by Liz Bohannon’s GLS2019 Talk I hate being a beginner.  I just hate it.  I don’t like not knowing what I am doing, not knowing the people I am doing it with and I really hate knowing I

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Reward-Centered Leaders vs Servant Leaders

“Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant.”  Mark 10:43 The leadership model which we subscribe to is Servant Leadership, which we learned from Ken Blanchard and his book Leading like Jesus, and Owen Phelps with

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Negotiating as a Leadership Skill

Did you realize that you are in 5-7 negotiations per day?  “How can that be,” you ask?  Well, whenever you hear the words “I want” or “I need”, you are in a negotiation.  Your pulpit plea for catechists for the

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The Role of Leaders in Creating and Changing Culture

Take-Aways from an interview with Bozoma Saint John, Chief Marketing Officer, Endeavor Bozoma Saint John…I”d not heard of her before the  Global Leadership Summit in August 2019…but a lot of the rest of the leadership world had.  Employees at Uber,

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What We Learned at the Global Leadership Summit

At the Global Leadership Summit 2019, we heard from leaders from business, churches and government.  All of what they said has application to pastoral/ecclesial leadership and we’d like to share what we learned from this year’s Summit.  This is a

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Where do we go from here? What now?

If you’ve been following this blog series Equipping the Saints, perhaps you are inspired to develop your own capacity to lead.  If so, by now you are wondering, “Where do I go from here?” You might be tempted to jump

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Wise Women’s Voices Around the Table

If you’re following any of the rhetoric emerging as a result of the current ecclesial crisis, you are no doubt familiar with the call for more women to be leaders in the Church. Let me make this perfectly clear:  I

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