5 key leadership lessons I wish I knew 25 years ago

I’ve been in vocational ministry for more than 38 years, and if only I knew then what I know now.
  Charles Stone

How to navigate a tough staff conversation

It’s easy to neglect such vital conversations for several reasons: fear, they’ve gone sour in the past, we don’t know how, etc. But to lead well, we must not avoid those talks.
  Charles Stone

Are you looking at leadership through rose-colored glasses?

Check your perspective and learn from this leadership fable, Through Colored Glasses, by Tom Harper, to become a more effective leader.
  Charles Stone

8 ways to bust leadership discouragement

Discouragement is a universal experience for leaders. However, Nehemiah's response gives us hope.
  Charles Stone

8 signs you may be an anxious leader

When a leader leads as an anxious leader, he stifles his leadership effectiveness. So, what might indicate that you are an anxious leader?
  Charles Stone

5 ways to handle the chronic church critic

Every church has 'em. The Chronic Critic...the person(s) who simply can't be pleased.
  Charles Stone

Is your church guilty of infobesity?

How do you handle communication overload?
  Charles Stone

5 leadership lessons I learned from my dogs

When I reflect on my relationship with my dogs, here are five things I learned from them.
  Charles Stone

5 brain biases that limit leaders

Leaders would like to think that they lead without bias. However, that’s easier said than done.
  Charles Stone

3 morning habits guaranteed to boost brain power

Unfortunately, just as we can't avoid death and taxes, we can't avoid how aging affects our brains.
  Charles Stone

5 scientifically proven mindfulness skills for great leadership

These skills will make you a better leader (and a better person).
  Charles Stone

A leader's key to solving problems

How does your team handle obstacles? Do they look to you as the go-to person to solve problems?
  Charles Stone

5 signs you're a leader who talks too much

Nobody likes to talk to others who monopolize conversations and drone on about themselves.
  Charles Stone

3 thinking errors leaders often commit

Great leaders recognize that great leadership demands great thinking.
  Charles Stone

The measure up mentality in today's church

Consider these thoughts on the 'measure up mentality' in ministry.
  Charles Stone

3 healthy boundaries every leader needs with critics

We need feedback, and how we respond determines how well the feedback helps us.
  Charles Stone

4 brain hacks than can make you a better leader

As I've immersed myself in learning how our brain affects life and leadership.
  Charles Stone

7 reasons why church people criticize pastors

If you serve in a church, criticism comes with the territory.
  Charles Stone
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Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.
1 John 3:18 (NIV)
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