5 Hallmarks of New Leadership

The balance of power has shifted. Whether you recognize it or not there is a big gap between perceived leadership and actual leadership. Old (perceived) leadership: These are the people with the titles, position, and authority of traditional leadership. These people are called “leaders” by vocation. In actuality, they have much power of big things…… Continue reading 5 Hallmarks of New Leadership

How to Disembark from the S.S. Fantasia

Delay is the deadliest form of denial. ~ C. Northcote Parkinson Have you ever talked to someone and wondered… is this person living on the same planet that I am? This is a bizarre cultural phenomenon all too common among church leaders. Their day-to-day life, ministry, and sadly ministry aspirations are not based on reality…… Continue reading How to Disembark from the S.S. Fantasia

Missing the Moneyball

The movie Moneyball brought to light something that has happens in a lot of areas of our culture: We make decisions all the time based on information that doesn’t really impact the result we are trying to get. Two examples from today’s newspaper:  Only 80,000 jobs added in October, but unemployment rate drops. The unemployment…… Continue reading Missing the Moneyball

Competitive Advantage

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7_q0wn5oQKU This clip from Tin Cup highlights the differences between an amateur and a tour professional.  Whether you are a casual golfer or a week-to-week preacher in a church. You and the guy on tour are fundamentally different in how you approach your craft. What you do is similar! But how you approach it and…… Continue reading Competitive Advantage

Lord, change me first

What motivates people to change? Here’s a list of things that I’m coming to terms with… Things that I see which don’t change people or organizations but should: (Generally speaking) Biblical truth Their current reality, state, or condition Current position, authority and/or aspirations of Scientific research or law Reading books about other organizations or people…… Continue reading Lord, change me first

Let Grace be our language

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VS9_L7PjacU Is grace enough for you? Maybe I’m a cynic but I don’t think grace is a hallmark of a lot of Christians. We’re too busy having unrealistic expectations for one another and then wallowing in the disappointment of failed relationships. I’m too busy judging you for judging me for grace! Let’s get past this…… Continue reading Let Grace be our language

Open to Change?

My byline is: “Crazy enough to change the world.” Mutability. Change. Delta. The concept of change is the fulcrum of the Gospel message. Am I willing to look at myself in the mirror, accept who I am, (not) and commit to the hard work of change? The Gospel message is about change. Changed hearts. Changed…… Continue reading Open to Change?

Ephesians 5:14 and You

“Wake up, O sleeper, rise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.” Ephesians 5:14 I first memorized Ephesians 5 with Kristen in 1995. We were dating and we had discovered that memorizing Scripture together was a way to channel our, um, energy for one another. It worked! This passage of Scripture has been…… Continue reading Ephesians 5:14 and You