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Good Leaders Unlock the Imagination by Starting with WHY

To help see others see change, the leader must understand how to unlock the imagination.

The very act of imagination is connected to faith. The author of Hebrews writes, “Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for and the conviction of things not seen” (Hebrews 11:1). 955 more words


Practice Extreme Ownership

What your church can learn from the mission-focused leadership of the United States Armed Forces.

A clear, executable mission is the key to success for every branch of the military. 1,200 more words


Do You Understand How People REALLY Use the Web?

Does it feel like you are working for your website, instead of the other way around?

“If you’re not found in a Google search for churches in your area, you don’t exist to people moving into town.” That quote, by church planter and pastors.com editor Brandon Cox may be a painful truth to you, but it is a truth nevertheless. 1,025 more words


Design Your Meetings for One Purpose: To Support Decisions

Do your team meetings tend to suck the wind out of you, instead of filling your sails?

There’s nothing more annoying than a meeting that goes on and on and on – except maybe a meeting that goes on and on and on AND doesn’t accomplish anything. 975 more words


Governance and organisational structure

For a long time now I’ve been interested in self-organising ways of getting things done. Clay Shirky provides the metaphor of exploring the desert. The existing institution doesn’t need to explore the desert unless it is in crisis mode. 978 more words


Implement a Three-Rhythm Process for Effective Execution

Is it harder to stay focused and make timely decisions the more people you reach?

Congratulations – your church has just completed its third year in a row of growth! 1,077 more words


To Improve Your Personal Productivity, You've Got to Change Your Habits

Does your team need practical help with personal productivity?

You have a pretty good sense that most of your team has too much to handle and not enough time to get it done – you may not have a sense of how much you are contributing to the problem. 1,173 more words