4 warning signs of leadership failures

Are you really leading, or just taking a walk? Losing touch with your people is a huge leadership landmine.
  Jonathan Hayashi

How to fail forward

For years I’ve pondered an interesting question. If I wrote a book called How to Fail, and it became a best-seller, would that be a good thing?
  Mark Lenz

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

Are you ready for change?

What do our methods look like and what are we reproducing? Is there diversity? Variety? Unity?
 

Exactly how to wait on the Lord

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

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And it is my prayer that your love may abound more and more, with knowledge and all discernment, so that you may approve what is excellent, and so be pure and blameless for the day of Christ.
Philippians 1:9-10 (ESV)
Jim Farrer

A broadly-trained church consultant, Jim Farrer is the founder of Vital Signs Church Consulting and ...

Ralph Mayhew

Rev. Ralph Mayhew has been leading people for more than 20 years. He is a lead ...