How to rise above conflict

Use these tools to manage your response to adversity.
  Bud Brown

3 keys to conflict resolution and healthy teamwork

How can leaders navigate the waves of turmoil to bring calm?
  Matthew Fretwell

Why every leader should look for conflict

Here are four principles that will dramatically reduce conflict and increase efficiency.
  Christian Muntean

5 things church leaders are doing right

Church leaders are often criticized, but here are some positives from their influence and impact.
  Joseph Lalonde

Practicing gentleness in an age of hostility

How will this fruit of the Spirit change your leadership?
  Ben Marshall

How to use discipleship as an antidote

Criticism and complaining can be an event or a lifestyle. Here is an antidote to consider.
  D Eric Schansberg

Understanding my narcissistic boss

If you have come to the conclusion that your boss is selfish, mean-spirited, lacking in basic social graces, and only interested in his own success, you are definitely not alone.
  Andy Zawacki

What leaders can learn from the Parable of the Talents

I want to take a look at this piece of scripture in a different light. One that leaders can learn how to lead better.
  Joseph Lalonde

Why pain precedes change

Here are reasons great pain often precedes restoration.
  Bud Brown

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.
 

Embracing conflict

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

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

What is essential for true leadership?

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

6 common problems with church bylaws

Some churches use bylaws well beyond their original intent.
  Thom Rainer

How to inspire poor performers to hold themselves accountable

If you don’t deal directly with sub-par performance you will not maximize the value that your organization provides.
  Mark Deterding

The struggle of shepherding a team

There is a lot to learn about caring for lambs on a farm, but this technique taught me more about shepherding a team.
  Joel Westa

Warning signs no leader should ignore

Here are four warning signs every leader should address when they see them.
  Mike Mowery

When to break the rules

Do unnecessary rules keep you from leading well?
  Mike Bonem

When does honesty become a liability?

Every day, we read about misstatements, miscues, errors in judgment, lack of candor, misinterpretations, white lies, exaggerations and spin.
  Bruce Zoeller

Why some pastors are better leaders than others

Here’s my take on the four basic principles pastors can utilize to step up their leadership game.
  Margaret Marcuson

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Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.
Philippians 4:8 (NIV)
Jim Farrer

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

Charles Stone

Dr. Charles Stone is Lead Pastor at West Park Church (London, Ontario) and founder of ...