7 Ways to Lead a Team That Goes the Distance

The work done by your team—your staff and volunteers—has eternal consequences. But your team members cannot serve effectively if they’re under stress; they won’t be able to go the distance. This is especially true during the holiday season—and even more so during a global pandemic. That’s why I encourage leaders to cultivate the concept of […]

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Investing in Yourself

Investment (Definition) – an act of devoting time, effort, or energy to a particular undertaking with the expectation of a worthwhile result.     I started traveling again for work, and I have had a bit of apprehension about the process.  I love the work I do, and I don’t mind traveling, but I was […]

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What the Christmas Story Teaches Us About God’s Timing (Part 2)

Timing is one of the most important parts of leadership. In fact, the difference between a great leader and a poor leader is not just knowing what to do but knowing when to do it. The timing is everything. The difference between a speaker who holds your attention and one who doesn’t is all in […]

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How to Get Back Your Vision for Ministry

Last year, many churches began 2020 with sermons on vision. The opportunity to preach on “Vision 2020” was too much for many pastors to pass up. But now, as we head into 2021, many pastors are struggling to cast their vision for the next year. That’s where many pastors are right now. After the strangest […]

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Thursday is the New Friday

A New Way to Work Will the four-day workweek become the norm within our generation? With growing statistics around the Great Resignation, employees aren’t returning to work in the way expected post-covid-19. In his book Thursday is the New Friday: How to Work Fewer Hours, Make More Money, and Spend Time Doing What You Want, […]

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Changing Our Own Mind is a Sign of Growth

I wrote the following in the introduction of “Because Of A Teacher“:     “If you look back on the beginning of your career and you’re not somewhat embarrassed, you might not have grown all that much. Embarrassment over aspects of your early career doesn’t mean you were so bad back then; it just points […]

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Three Mistakes We Make When Facing the Future

To be human is to live your entire life without knowing the future. The only one who knows the future is God. He is above and outside of time. We are not.  But not knowing the future often creates unnecessary anxiety and stress in our lives. Recent surveys have shown that 66 percent of people […]

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5 Characteristics of Digital Giants that Enable Domination

Rule the World   How is extreme consolidation changing global business? What are the most innovative companies doing to position themselves? How do you become a market leader in the midst of rapid change?   Ray Wang is the Founder of Constellation Research, Inc. and has studied emerging business and technology trends. His columns are […]

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6 Actions Every Christian Should Take in Light of Jesus’ Return

The last year has been tough—no doubt about it. Many people have asked me how I’ve stayed so positive during such a difficult time. Here’s my answer: I’ve read the end of the story. I know we win. I don’t know when Jesus will return (no one does), but I know we’re closer than we’ve […]

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It’s Never Too Late to Start

A Difference at Any Age Some time ago, I read an article in the Washington Post about a 100 year old scientist who fought for decades against trans fat. Trans fat lowers good cholesterol and increases bad. It clogs the arteries and many consider it a poison. Enter Fred Kummerow who discovered its dangers in […]

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