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Who You Are Is How You Lead

How are you doing today? Since I last checked, you have celebrated the hope of Advent and the joy Christmas. You ended the unbelievable year of 2020 and started a new year with expectation and resolve. I am assuming the events of the past week were not part of your plan for the new year. […]

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Leadership and Purpose

Happy New Year! I want to start with these words for this new year, “Who you are is how you lead.”  You are now asking, “what does that mean?” Let’s think of this way. How often have you heard someone say about a person who is happy, joy filled, clicking on all cylinders, “She was […]

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Leading into the Impossible

A year ago, could you have imagined that you would be doing what you are doing today? What would you have thought if someone had said to you, “this time next year your main connection with people will be over Zoom or Skype or Facetime?”  Think about it.  Would you have laughed at the thought […]

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Responding to Interruptions

Would it be fair to say that this past year has been a year of interruptions? Whether it has a pandemic, working from home, learning new ways to communicate, connecting with people, experimenting with worship, or an email from your district superintendent, this has been one year full of interruptions.  Just as you think you […]

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Leadership and Hope

Are you ready for a little hope? Who isn’t? 2020 has been a tough year. More than any other time in recent history, people are looking for any morsel of hope. It is the one thing that lifts our spirits and keeps us going despite our difficulties. It looks beyond life’s hardships to a better […]

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Power and Christian Leadership

Power is part of every area of our lives. Whether it is romantic relationships, family interactions, work dynamics, or church connections, most of us spend our lives attempting to acquire and leverage power.  We seek positions of authority in order to influence people, control resources, and direct information. We pursue decision-making positions to have some […]