What happens when leaders are fatigued

Whether you’re playing soccer or leading a business, I see the same pattern when it comes to leadership in the face of exhaustion.
  Mike Bonem

Are you an unfriendly leader?

Understanding our criteria for labeling others and how they label us will only produce greater unity within the teams we lead.
  Mike Bonem

Embracing conflict

Do you treat “conflict” as a bad word?
  Mike Bonem

Adding creativity to your work culture

Here are four suggestions to release the energy of passionate, creative leaders, regardless of their age.
  Mike Bonem

When to break the rules

Do unnecessary rules keep you from leading well?
  Mike Bonem

Is that task beneath you?

Everyone has a philosophy of leadership. They may or may not have thought about it, but it drives how they make decisions and how they lead.
  Mike Bonem

4 tests to evaluate your vision

How's your visionary leadership? It's relatively easy to craft an inspiring statement that describes where we're going; it's more difficult to plan how to get there.
  Mike Bonem

Book review: The Genius of One

Discover more about Jesus' final prayers in Greg Holder's book, The Genius of One: God’s Answer for Our Fractured World.
  Mike Bonem

4 ways to unlock your team's potential

I am sure that those under your leadership want to be the very best they can. Here are things that you can do make it easier for them to do their jobs.
  Mike Bonem

Are you releasing leaders to soar?

Could there be more joy in letting go than holding tightly? Discover how these biblical leadership principles could change the way you approach your team.
  Mike Bonem

Book review: Trust Factor

How important is trust for your church or organization?
  Mike Bonem

Book review: The Ideal Team Player

This book is a great resource for any church or organization that is seeking to build healthy teams.
  Mike Bonem

Book review: Leadership and Self-Deception

A review of the Arbinger Institute’s Leadership and Self-Deception book.
  Mike Bonem

Are you a grateful leader?

The tone set by a leader is contagious.
  Mike Bonem

How do you lead in crises?

Here are four leadership lessons I learned from hurricane Harvey.
  Mike Bonem

3 signs of a not-so-great team

We have a great team, but . . .
  Mike Bonem

Warming up for leadership

Do you need to do some “stretching” before you lead? It might save you from being sidelined with some troubling injuries.
  Mike Bonem

4 reasons to talk about leadership transitions

Leadership transitions are a big deal for a church.
  Mike Bonem

Thinking and acting strategically

If you ask a second chair leader what he or she “does,” you may hear a long list of tasks. But what if you ask about their greatest contribution to the organization?
  Mike Bonem
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Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
Romans 12:2 (NIV)
Ben Marshall

Ben Marshall is a Pastor at Calvary Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan. He oversees youth ...

Mike Mack

Smallgroupologist Michael Mack believes life change happens best in groups because he has experienced it ...