Survival to Revival

Survival to Revival

From Survival to Revival          From Stagnation to Re-Creation What I see today is many religious organizations in the state of survival.  The congregation may have become accustomed to doing whatever they think they need to do to survive. It seems that pastors come...
What Has Happened to Polite Conversation?

What Has Happened to Polite Conversation?

It has become a disturbing fact in our time today of not holding the tongue, snarky remarks and things I would never say or ask of or to someone. Those questions or comments that run through your mind and need to keep to one’s self. I once was told that if they were a...
Leadership Errors in Judgement!

Leadership Errors in Judgement!

Errors in Judgement Don’t understand your role as the leader. Don’t need a job description. Don’t need firm written expectations. Don’t need knowledge of where you fit in the organization. Don’t “Walk the Talk”. Don’t delegate things that can be and should be done by...
Behind The Mask

Behind The Mask

A long time ago I met a man who told me that the secret to being in business is to be a chameleon. He explained that it was necessary to be able to change with the wind, climate and client. Wow. I still wonder what he is really like. Over the years, this is what I...
10 Questions For Leaders

10 Questions For Leaders

What am I doing exactly? Why am I here at this spot right now? How did I get here? Why am I doing what I am doing? Have I reached the place I intended? What’s Next? Where do I start? How will I know when? What is holding me back? What is the one thing I can do right...
What Do You Really Want?

What Do You Really Want?

What do you see in your mind’s eye when someone asks you that question? Does the answer come to you in vivid color and you can say out loud exactly what it is, what it looks like, how does it smells, and when you will accomplish it. If so you are one of the very few....
Evaluation

Evaluation

Evaluation Everything in life starts and stops with evaluation. Sometimes it is an unconscious one. Which cereal will I have for breakfast? Other times it is should I stay or should I go. As I watched a commercial about a hotel chain and they played their tag line,...
Words Really Do Make A Difference

Words Really Do Make A Difference

“Words Really Do Make A Difference”   As I sat in a meeting I looked out the window and read these signs: Camp Gladiator – Outdoor fitness: I wanted to jump right up and run over and see if we would be swinging battleaxes and driving the chariots. I could just...
FEAR!

FEAR!

FEAR! Once again, I have returned from a meeting where the smell and language of fear permeated the room. Fear of today, fear of tomorrow, fear of failure, fear of success, fear of what someone said about them, fear of what some would think about them. FEAR! I tell...