The Best Leadership Book EVER

Each year millions of leadership books fly off the shelves for one simple reason- leaders are often in over their heads! I have been there. I have been in many complex situations for which it seems impossible to find solutions. If you have been a leader at any level, you have run up against proverbial […]

Four Critical Investments For Parents To Make

Parenting can be exhausting. Children can give you sleepless nights whether they are teething, testing your limits or awkwardly asserting their independence. My wife Camille and I have found that parenting can bring some of the greatest joys and some of the greatest challenges in life! I have refrained to say much about parenting up to […]

Is It Possible To Find Work You Love?

Is finding work you love is about as likely as finding a unicorn?! I have always enjoyed helping others find their unique path in life, but I have had more than my share of mistakes and detours along the way! At the same time I have held on to the belief that finding work that I […]

You Get What You Aim For

I hate the feeling of waking up one day and wondering how I could have gotten myself into circumstances that are draining me. I had good intentions, but my actions took me in another direction*. Let’s say you were to launch a shuttle to the moon but you were off by just 2 degrees. You […]

Fight For Your Full Inheritance

I grew up expecting very little in life. The adults I grew up around had the mentality that we had no real control over our future. They had low expectations for almost anything, whether it be job fulfillment, financial abundance, people following through on their promises- you name it. I became internally conflicted when I began […]

Do Not Let January Defeat You

In our part of the world, January is the coldest and darkest month of the year. Naturally, during this season people struggle with keeping up their motivation levels. While taking a sun vacation is a nice break, it is best to think about long-term, sustainable solutions that help you kick winter in the teeth! Here […]

Integrity Determines Success (by Barry Slauenwhite)

Welcome to part 3 of a three-part series on the greatest determining factors of ministry success… Integrity is often defined as simply “being who you say you are” or “Doing what you say you do!” Integrity involves accountability systems and transparency. Integrity demands that your marketing message match your program/ministry activity. It ensures that when […]

Strategy Determines Success (by Barry Slauenwhite)

In the first post of this 3-part series, we discussed the vital importance of FOCUS in ministry success. Here, I describe the importance of having the correct STRATEGY… I’ve come to believe that one of the key components to a lack of ministry success is the absence of strategy. I’ve been told by some that we […]

Focus Determines Success (by Barry Slauenwhite)

I have served in various leadership roles over the past 40 years. I wish I could tell you that all of them were exciting and successful initiatives, but the truth is, I’ve made mistakes along the way. These mistakes, coupled with a healthy dose of wisdom from others and a heavy infusion of God’s grace […]

5 Reasons To Start Writing Your Book Today

This year I was blessed to reach a lifetime milestone- publishing my first book! It was a tremendous learning experience. I learned how to outline and expand content, how to work through the details of the publishing process, and how to build other resources around the book. I even learned how to deal with carpal […]