“Rules and policies are good most of the time. There are legal, ethical, and moral reasons we need them. But when policies and procedures become a barrier to organizational growth, someone needs to step up and challenge them. When rules are allowed to go on without review, an organization can quickly move to a compliance mindset and begin to act on autopilot.” My colleague Selma Wilson shares three rules great leaders break.
Finding time to rest can be incredibly difficult for most of us. But, for some of us, maybe, it can be difficult to get motivated and not be lazy. The line between getting adequate rest and being lazy can be foggy at times. How can you tell if you’re resting too much or just the right amount? Here are four ways you can get the rest you need without getting lazy.
This week, I recorded a Facebook Live video entitled “3 Reasons Some Churches Struggle to Empower Young Leaders,” which you can watch here or below. Most young leaders in your churches are going to be Millennials, and soon, they’ll be Gen Zers! But what happens if a Millennial on your church staff isn’t being a team player? Well first, you have to recognize when a Millennial isn’t be a team player, and here are three ways to do that.
“The innocent phrases you say every day impact you—and others— more than you think,” writes Carey Nieuwhof. What things are you saying in your workplace or in your home that may be wrecking your ability to lead effectively? Carey shares five things we say that kill our leadership.
A couple of weeks ago, I had another opportunity to join Todd Adkins and Barnabas Piper on the 5 Leadership Questions podcast. We addressed questions like: What are the negative effects on a ministry and a minister over time if sacred cows are allowed to live, what are some of the most effective ways to lead people through the loss of something they held dear, and more. Take a listen to “5LQ Episode 148: Killing Sacred Cows in Ministry.” I’ll be blogging about this more on Monday.