The Long Tail of Leadership

Chris Anderson, editor-in-chief of Wired Magazine, wrote ten years about what he called The Long Tail. The long tail was a term Anderson used to explain the traditional rule of retail economics which dictated, …that stores only stock the likely … [Read more]

Doing Leaders vs. Causing Leaders

A “Doing” Leader                     A “Causing” Leader A "doing" stifles growth because they can only "do" so much A "causing" leader has unlimited growth potential A "doing" leader need only trust themselves. A … [Read more]

The Hidden Value of Succession Planning

Succession Planning There is a great deal of talk right now about succession planning. William Vanderbloemen and Warren Bird’s book Next: Pastor Succession That Works has contributed much to the conversation. I have heard several podcasts on the … [Read more]

Chesty Puller and the Pastor

Lieutenant General Lewis B. Puller, or Chesty Puller, is a legend in the annals of the Marine Corps. His reputation for being a hard charging and hard fighting military leader is legendary. In his book, Chesty: The Story of Lieutenant General … [Read more]

Church Boss, Leader, or Builder

Are you a boss, a leader, or a builder? The distinctions have a lot to do with not only your church health, but your ability to adapt to church organizations as a church leader. Umair Haque (@umairh), author of a post on the Harvard Business … [Read more]

Deeper Leadership Evaluation Questions

All leaders should take time to reflect on their leadership. The questions leaders use to evaluate and reflect on their leadership is important. Inherent in the questions is the goal of the leader. In other words, what we seek to do or become as a … [Read more]

Whose Calling Are You Pursuing?

Pursuing your calling within the church often comes in two forms. You can pursue the calling that comes from others, the calling associated with the demands of ministry and the people of the church. Or, you can pursue the calling that comes … [Read more]