How to be joyful in your leadership

By choosing to model joy, I hope my colleagues can see ‘work’ and ‘vocation’ as synonyms for joy.
  James Bruyn

Empowering your team for the unexpected

I would love to tell you I have everything under my control, but every day I am presented with a situation that is unexpected.
  Joel Westa

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 Master Coach

While I am not that far removed from the business world to be unaware of the term, “coaching,” I have not purposefully participated in the process. At least, I didn’t think so until I read the book!
  Jeff Klick

5 poor substitutes for vision

Sometimes vision is blurred because it just hasn’t been clarified yet. Discover if these substitutes are hindering your visionary leadership.
  Gerry Lewis

Book review: Through Colored Glasses

A review of Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality—A Biblical Leadership Fable and interview with the author, Tom Harper, about how you can become a better leader.
  Joseph Lalonde

How to preach like a leader

If you are a lead pastor, then you need to use the pulpit to strategically support your ministry leadership.
  Margaret Marcuson

Finding the keys to your community

If you use the keys to your community, it will save you years of rapping your knuckles on doors to no avail. It will allow access for the gospel when other attempts fail.
  Wayne Cordeiro

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

Leadership lessons I didn't expect to learn

The lessons in leading a team are never-ending. However, here are a few tips for engaging this important group dynamic.
  Fred Noble

How to initialize God's design for your church leadership

Just about everyone knows that vision is important. Should a church leadership team expect God to convey the same vision to each of them, simultaneously?
  Brian Thorstad

7 simple strategies to increase a leader's health

Here are seven simple strategies that may enhance any leader’s health, fitness and longevity.
  Jim Farrer

The third-person leader

There’s a third-person version of ourselves. We don’t know them very well. In fact, others know this leader better than we do.
  Tom Harper

Do you have the proper vision?

Pastors often lack vision for making disciples and disciple-makers—and then, of course, they fail to pass this vision along to their people.
  D Eric Schansberg

No need to fear the culture trap

If the point of visionary leadership is to take our team toward the new and the better, will we ever get there by trying to smooth over the differences, or even by denying them?
  Hettie Brittz

Unique characteristics of churches that will break out in 2018

Even though this new year is quickly slipping into history, it is not too late to see a new opportunity to embrace new attitudes and renewed efforts in church leadership.
  Thom Rainer

7 essential questions for leadership focus

This rich wisdom must shape our biblical leadership as we continue in our roles and responsibilities. Ponder the following seven questions and discover the changes God may be asking you to make.
  Ralph Mayhew

Strategy is a full house

Strategy is a full house—but leadership is not about luck. Here are three ways you can become a visionary leader regardless of what you're dealt.
  Matthew Fretwell

A vision for no regrets

A new idea for visionary leadership that will impact the lives of your employees beyond the office.
  Mark Deterding

Discovering next steps in a season of transition

Are you in a season of transition? Sensing God’s call to step into the “more” He has for you? How you approach this season could have a high impact on your Christian leadership.
  Rob Streetman

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Mark Lenz
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