Why pain precedes change

Here are reasons great pain often precedes restoration.
  Bud Brown

6 ways to add interest to your meetings

The next time you schedule a leadership meeting, try using these simple techniques to increase attention and thus improve learning.
  Charles Stone

The most important leadership skill you will develop

Where is your focus?
  Richard Blackaby

7 elementary questions that help you make graduate-level change

Sometimes, the solution to facilitating change is found in these simple questions.
  Gerry Lewis

How to find partnerships for community outreach ministry

Who is doing great ministry in your community and how can you join them?
  Kris Eldridge

Profile: Jim Barber, president of the Society for Church Consulting

Jim Barber’s confidence in God has sustained him through leadership roles both in the marketplace and in ministry.
  Ken Walker

5 church developments on the horizon

Yes, the times they are a-changing. And these five developments are among the most dramatic.
  Thom Rainer

3 must-haves when dreaming big

Don’t forget these when you find yourself doing something great.
  Robert Netzly

Book review: Dangerous Good

Kenny Luck’s Dangerous Good: A Coming Revolution of Men Who Care challenges men to step into their God-given potential.
  Ben Marshall

Are you stretched beyond your preferences?

Where does the Bible say to select a church based on your preferences, asks Derwin Gray, former NFL player and founding pastor of Transformation Church.
 

5 types of people God will use to break the rules

God is a God of order. He’s also a God who likes to break the rules, especially with leaders.
  Joseph Lalonde

Embracing conflict

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

2 reasons pastors resist change

Here is why innovation is difficult for most pastors.
  Bud Brown

This is why you shouldn’t micromanage

If God made your people creative, why are you still deciding everything?
  Greg Leith

Take a stand at church (and keep your job!)

Leadership means you have to say things that not everyone is ready to hear.
  Margaret Marcuson

5 facts about leadership capital

At times, as a transitional pastor, I am granted a surprising amount of leadership capital with which to lead churches through healing, change and reconciliation.
  Brian Thorstad

What is essential for true leadership?

There are many ideas about how to lead. However, this is the primary one.
  John B. MacDonald

Living with a bias toward action

Passivity is epidemic among us.
  Brandon Cox

The question that sparks effective change

How many times have you heard, “We’ve always done it this way”?
  Ben Marshall

What is your workplace mentality?

People tend to assimilate to the characteristics of those they spend the most time with.
  James Bruyn

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