Life started getting pretty busy for me in high school. Up until that point I was able to keep all of the things I needed to do in my head. But starting in high school that system stopped working for me. Between all the work for my classes, my job, extra curricular like student council, … Continue reading 4 Simple Steps to Getting Things Done Without Burning Out, Pt 1
http://youtu.be/MYK0HH5XUy0 Doug Fields is one of my favorite speakers. This video is taken from the National Youth Workers confession back in 2011. You may not be a youth worker (I'm not) but there's a lot of great transferable principles here to help you develop the leaders who are following you.
One of the roles that came back on my StandOut assessment was Equalizer. If you're not familiar with StandOut it's written by the same guys who created StrengthsFinder. StandOut is different in it limits your top roles to 2 instead of 5 and tells you how to use those to stand out at work. So … Continue reading Pay Attention to The Right Gaps
Last week my team and I went to K1 Speedway after lunch for our annual Christmas staff outing. We had a great time racing against each other. Off to the side of the track there's a giant scoreboard with everyone's ranking in the race so you can see where you're at and how you stack … Continue reading Why Checking The Scoreboard Isn’t Always Good
http://youtu.be/ZhmaYD4Jkys Everyone seems busy but are we busy with the right things? In this month's podcast I'd like to share with you why you shouldn't try to do everything you can do and how that will bring you more satisfaction in your life and ministry.
A few years ago I was conflicted on how to handle a sensitive issue with someone in our church. They were behaving in a way that was hurting others. I was torn between confronting them at the risk of straining our relationship, letting it go in the hopes they would change on their own, waiting … Continue reading What to Do When You Don’t Know What to Do
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9stKX0No4M Peter Bregman is one of my favorite authors and speakers. He is also one of the top consultants to CEOs on leading organizations. In this TED Talk Peter shares how leaders can lead change in their organizations successfully.
At a church I worked at years ago I had someone on my paid staff I just couldn't connect with. To top it off they weren't very good at their job so I had to spend extra time with them to get them up to par. I had extra meetings with them. Wrote them detailed … Continue reading Why People Tune You Out
I don't have a formal evaluation process for my staff. At one church I worked at we had a 5 page one we had to fill out on everyone a couple of times a year. It was exhausting and kinda burned me out on the whole formal process thing. What I do in place of … Continue reading Why Formal Staff Evaluations Are a Waste of Time
I was so nervous the first time I took my driving test. I thought about all the things that could go wrong. Because of that just about all of them did. The second time I took it I had the polar opposite attitude. I practiced so much I thought there was no way I could … Continue reading Where Failure Begins