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 […]

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 […]

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The Vision & Strategy Process Made Easy

Many churches and non-profits stumble in the Vision/Strategy process because they are using a template that is too complex. Many leaders give up on having an intentional process because they do not know where to start. Others are wary of adopting a corporate model that may not fit their context. As a result many charities […]

When Good People Are Managed Poorly

Good management matters whether you are running a business, a church or a family! It is a thing of beauty when good people are managed well, and it is a tragedy when good people are not managed well. In StrenghtsFinder 2.0, Tom Rath explains that Gallup’s study of management indicated that “having someone at work who […]

7 Ways You Can Influence the Next Generation

If we are going to have a fresh and passionate faith we need to be investing into the next generation what God has invested into us. Recently I was (attempting to) coach a church leadership team that showed no interest in impacting the next generation. I don’t think that I hid my disappointment well because they […]

Leadership: Ask Better Questions

Sometimes a great question is the key to unlock an insight that helps people get ‘unstuck’ both personally and in their leadership. Exceptional coaches know how to use clarifying questions to unlock the potential of those they are coaching. My personal favourite question from the annals of history in the early Methodist movement is “how is […]