The dangers of echo chamber leadership

We leaders often enjoy the affirmation and adulation of others as we express our ideas, provide direction, and set future courses. Sometimes we enjoy it too much.
  Thom Rainer

Book review: Stronger Than the Struggle

In leadership, if we're not aware what is going on around us, then we won't be able to lead effectively.
  Ben Marshall

Why praying 5 minutes is better than no minutes

Do you think you pray enough? I’ve met a few pastors who do, but most say, “I should pray more…”
  Margaret Marcuson

How tightly do you grip your agenda?

According to a resident equestrian expert, having a “death grip” on the reins of a horse typically doesn’t result in the best ride. In the workplace, what does that say about our daily agenda?
  Roy Yanke

The 1 big key to becoming a successful person

I’ve discovered a principle in the Bible, in business, and even in my own life that has me convinced there is a pattern to be observed.
  Brandon Cox

3 ways to cultivate a toxic leadership culture

In a secular society passionate about including others, we cannot afford an atmosphere of exclusivism if we want our ministry message to be heard.
  Bethany Macklin

Who me? A servant?

We’ve all felt the fear that someone will take advantage of us if we get carried away with this idea of servanthood.
  Mike Mowery

4 mistakes to consider from biblical leaders in the Old Testament

In every situation, we have the opportunity to focus on God and live by faith.
  James Bruyn

Book review: Embracing Followership

Allen Hamlin Jr’s book Embracing Followership: How to Thrive in a Leader-Centric Culture is a fascinating look at the unique nature of followership and its relation to leadership.
  Mark Lenz

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

Reasons to make waves when introducing change

Though leaders are responsible for maintaining peace, it is also their job to occasionally be the architects of plans that disrupt status quo and complacency.
  Phil Wood

A new opportunity for senior leadership

If you're a senior pastor who is uncertain about your future, consider your impact through interim ministry.
  Brian Thorstad

A biblical model for board succession

Whatever causes the transition of board members, do you have a plan in place?
  Joel Westa

3 ways to elevate mission over method

The mission must be greater than the method or we are in trouble. This isn't just a church problem, but a business problem as well.
  Ben Marshall

Wise leaders develop a vision for rest

Are you in the habit of tackling life at a frenetic pace? You may want to rethink that.
  Ken Walker

They said I was a narrow-minded leader

As a biblical leader in business, and in life, wisdom requires you to be a fool.
  Robert Netzly

Exactly how to wait on the Lord

Do you wonder what God is doing, or why He’s not answering your prayers?
  Tom Harper

4 solutions to common leadership development challenges

We asked Christian leaders to describe the top leadership skill they’d like to personally develop over the next 12 months. Know what they said?
  Ryan Sanders

3 things to consider about spiritual giants

We may not be the next Billy Graham, but we ought to be an authentic version of the person God has always intended for us to be.
  Richard Blackaby

How to say “no” and create margin

Saying “no” is hard work. Leaders and business owners are often wired with a “yes” gene.
  Ken Gosnell

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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 ...