Category: Staff Relations

How to Discover Your Blind Spots

The post is by Nathan Rouse. Nathan is a pastor and blogger. You can connect with him here at www.nathanrouse.org. In driver’s education one of the first things that you’re taught is that there are “blind spots” around your vehicle based on where your particular side and rear view mirrors are. To overcome these obstacles,…

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How Leadership Habits Can Hinder Your Effectiveness – Part 2

One of the truths of growing into senior leadership is that relational issues become more acute the larger the church gets. By the time the church is the size of a Willow, Hillsong, Elevation, Life Church or Northpoint, the technical aspects of church are generally handled by specialists. It’s the senior leadership of vision casting…

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How Leadership Habits Can Hinder Your Effectiveness – Part 1

In his book What Got You Here Won’t Get You There, author Marshall Goldsmith articulates 20 workplace habits leaders need to break. While written for business, it has drastic application to a pastor’s leadership effectiveness. These are what Goldsmith defines as transactional flaws performed one against another. When considered in the work of a pastor…

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The Step-By-Step Process to Develop Any Team (Part 3 of 3)

~ 8 proven steps for the busy leader to develop a team and reach their potential ~ After talking with thousands of pastors and church leaders on ministry teams, some of the common statements I’ve heard are: “I have a great team. They are great people. But I still feel like I’m doing all the…

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13 Ways to Develop Abundantly Capable Leaders (Part 2 of 3)

~ How to develop your team’s capacity & performance and grow the church ~ This is the second of our 3-part blog series on church growth where I “open the vault” and reveal what I’ve seen after working with thousands of church leaders. In the first post, I shared how many times churches plateau because…

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8 Leadership Barriers to Church Growth (Part 1 of 3)

~ How to Identify If Your Church Has Reached a Plateau and What to Do About It ~ A lot of church leaders I interact with seem to express how they hit plateaus at times, and sometimes … even decline. This can be extremely frustrating! Have you been there? Or maybe you’re there now, and…

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A Strategy To Keep People The Focus

What’s the best way to keep people the focus in ministry? If your experience has been anything like mine, it’s easy to fill your time “doing ministry” because tasks often trump relationships. But it doesn’t have to be that way! Nor should it… Today I want to share a strategy to keep people the focus…

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The 18 Rules of Engagement for Church Boards

Does your church board follow The 18 Rules of Engagement? More than likely, there are ways to improve the pastor-board relations at the church… … at least that’s how it is with nearly every church we work with — even in the best of church boards. In a lot of ways, it’s because there’s not…

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Ashley Madison and Ed Stetzer

  Ed Stetzer stimulated a bunch of chatter in the faith community and the press last week. I caught up with him on Saturday to get his take on the whole Ashley Madison hacking, the impact of the millions of affairs, and how we should respond. He’s written four blogs at www.christianitytoday.com/edstetzer My Husband Is on the…

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What do you do when they say “NO”?

Ever had an unbelievably great idea you believed the Lord gave you only to have someone in spiritual authority over you say “Not so fast”? Bummer! At that moment, you have a choice. Let me share with you about one I just had.  

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