If I could give one piece of advice for all leaders, it is this: BE YOURSELF! Be you. Stop trying to be someone else. Stop comparing yourself with everyone else. Just be you. Be the very best version of you that you possibly can be. I love technology, but one negative result of the rise of technology is that it is so easy to see the success of others and compare yourself with them. You begin to wonder what is different about them that made them so successful. You then start to try to be them in how you dress, … Continue reading Leaders: Stop Comparing Yourself With Others!
When you sign up to be a leader, you also sign up to experience some seasons of discouragement. It comes with the territory. Not everyone will like your decisions and will let you know it….sometimes in “not so nice ways.” You will lose people. Some because they don’t care for you as their leader and some because you have to let them go. You will be frustrated at times with an employee’s performance and cannot express your frustration to your closest friends, because they are on the team with you. There is oftentimes loneliness at the top. You will feel … Continue reading 5 Tips For Handling Discouragement In Leadership
So you work in a church? Great, but you have probably experienced seasons of discouragement that make you want to quit. Being a church leader is like many jobs in that they are stressful, but it is a different type of stress. You cannot walk away from the stress. You take it home with you and see the people who give you stress on the weekends. You are called to ministry so you have an emotional and spiritual connection that is deep. Your life is centered around the church. You are alone. There is pressure to live up to a … Continue reading 4 Reminders For Church Leaders To Experience Longevity
This is my first “time management” post of my brief blogging career. Seriously. Look back at the archives, and you won’t find one. The reason I have never wrote on this subject is because I felt like I should not be writing about something that I am not doing a very good job of. Time management has always been a bit of an issue for me. It is not that I am not a hard worker, I am. It is not that I am not that organized, I am. It is not that I am lazy, because I am not. … Continue reading How To Make The Most Of Your Time
Happy New Year! I cannot believe that 2019 is finally here. 2018 has come and gone. I feel as I get older, the years pass by faster and faster. I love January, because it is a time where everyone seems to be evaluating themselves. It is a time for self-evaluation and self-improvement. Now, I don’t know if you are a big on New Years Resolutions or not? Some of you set so many goals that it is impossible to achieve them all in a year. Some of you make resolutions that don’t even make it into the New Year. Some … Continue reading 4 Steps To Keep Growing
I have been in leadership for over 10 years. In those years, I have learned so many principles that have shaped the way that I lead today. Many of which I have learned by failure, I am sad to say. You could write a hundred posts about leadership principles, and never run out of content, but I wanted to share three of the very best leadership principles that I have learned in my lifetime. You could add so many more to this list, but these are three that have shaped my experience the best: 1. When you stop learning, you … Continue reading Three Of The Best Leadership Principles That I Have Learned
When you look deep into any successful organization or church, there is an overwhelming theme that all of them have and it is this: Good Leadership! The reality is that not all leaders are good leaders. In fact, some who hold leadership positions are really not that great at all. If you look at the successful leaders, there are some key values that they hold that has gotten them to this point. You see, success in leadership does not just happen. It takes time. It takes work, and it takes some key values or elements in the leader for the … Continue reading 10 Values Of Great Leaders