9 Questions To Ask Before Firing A Staff Member

If you lead a team of people then you’ve probably been there. In fact it might currently be your biggest pain point. An underperforming staff person.   It seems like no matter what task you give them it doesn’t get completed. Or maybe their capacity for quality work is just a lot lower than you [...]

2019-03-22T14:55:21-05:00March 22nd, 2019|Leadership|

Listening Habits That Are Killing Your Leadership

Every leader hears about the importance of listening.   That message (ironically) goes in one ear and out the other for many of us.   The reason isn’t because we don’t want to listen. It’s because we don’t know how to listen.   We’ve been taught how to communicate vision. How to make tough calls. [...]

2019-03-20T17:57:31-05:00March 20th, 2019|Leadership|

Protecting Your Church When Leaders Fall

We can officially label it an epidemic. Nearly every week it seems another mega-church pastor or well-respected ministry leader comes forward to admit a deep moral failure. More often than not this leads to their fall from vocational ministry.  It’s not just the pastors of big churches and ministries that fall. It happens in small [...]

2019-03-19T12:08:06-05:00March 19th, 2019|Churches, Leadership|

7 Things Your Pastor Wishes He Could Tell You

Being A Pastor is Excruciatingly Lonely. Ever been at a party and felt completely alone in a room full of people? Imagine walking around feeling that way most of the time. That’s your pastor’s life. Everyone knows who he is but very few if any people outside his home actually know him deeply. Imagine if [...]

2019-03-18T12:27:04-05:00March 18th, 2019|Churches, Leadership, Uncategorized|

Coworking, The Dallas Cowboys, and Your Church

When you think of the Dallas Cowboys you probably don’t immediately think of  coworking spaces. Yet Jerry Jones, the iconic leader of the Dallas Cowboys organization recently announced that the Dallas Cowboys facilities will be the new home to Formation. A coworking space designed for entrepreneurs and executives to work out of the Cowboys Front [...]

2019-03-14T15:41:14-05:00March 14th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Leadership Journey Part 5

Part 5 of the Leadership Journey has to do with a leader refusing the call God has given them. In the last part of the Leadership Journey  we ended with a vision being given to a leader. Moses had his burning bush moment. That moment humbles the leader. They are stunned/overwhelmed/awestruck. God then proceeds to [...]

2019-03-12T13:04:32-05:00March 12th, 2019|Leadership|

The Leadership Journey Part 4

In today’s post we’ll talk about step 4 of 12 in the Leadership Journey. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, we recommend reading those before getting started with step 4.  Along the way you’ll find questions to think through, journal about, and pray over. The path to leadership always runs first through self-awareness. [...]

2019-03-06T13:08:07-05:00March 6th, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Leadership Journey Part 3

In today’s post we’ll talk about step 3 of 12 in the Leadership Journey. If you’ve missed any of the previous posts, we recommend reading those before getting started with step 3.  Along the way you’ll find questions to think through, journal about, and pray over. The path to leadership always runs first through self-awareness. [...]

2019-03-01T12:36:28-05:00March 1st, 2019|Uncategorized|

The Leadership Journey Part 2

In Part 1 of The Leadership Journey series, we mentioned a series of actions that we call the Hero's Journey. This is the journey that every leader goes through. For simplicity sake, we'll just refer to it as the Leader's Journey. The journey is divided into 12 steps. In today's post we'll talk about step [...]

2019-02-28T11:59:08-05:00February 28th, 2019|Leadership|