Ministry Monday: Develop and Deploy – The Power of Delegation

Delegation

I love being a part of a team. Everything increases when you are part of a community; leadership capacity, energy, and creativity all grow exponentially. The relationships that are built become foundational to the health and success of your organization. I would argue that one of the most vital characteristics of a healthy team is trust. More than chemistry, more than good ideas or similar values, a team must have trust. Trust opens the door to one of the most valuable leadership tools you will ever develop: delegation. (more…)

This Week on Mythbusters: Does Fun Really Count?

Fun

 

This post is a part of our New Year’s Book Club! If you haven’t already, check out our introduction post to learn more about book club and download our free resources! You can purchase the book here.

What comes to mind when you hear the word “goal”?

Often times, we think goals that are fun don’t really count. We aren’t working hard enough, we aren’t suffering enough to make the work effective. (more…)

Ministry Monday: Playing Tough

Playing Tough

We’re taking a break from the Generosity Gene series this week to talk about something that has the power to make or break your relationships, ministry, career, success, and even your life as a whole: your mindset. What you believe about yourself, your life, and your ability to succeed is more important that the circumstances you find yourself in. We are faced with challenges and difficulties all the time; struggle is unavoidable. But those with a healthy mindset, people who know how to play tough even when faced with impossible odds, will always find a way through it. (more…)

Start Dropping the Ball: “Supersize me.” – Your Goals

Goals

 

This post is a part of our New Year’s Book Club! If you haven’t already, check out our introduction post to learn more about book club and download our free resources! You can purchase the book here.

Have you ever read a leadership book that told you to start doing things badly?

Jon notes in this week’s reading the importance of “bombing” things. Often times, we overestimate our ability to take things on and do them really well. Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot.

Perfectionism makes us believe we can do everything perfectly. Reality, however, reminds us that we absolutely cannot. Click To Tweet

But before he talked about dropping the ball on some things, he highlights something very practical and important: Cutting your goals in half. (more…)