Want to Win at Leading? Tell a Story

“Our mission statement; it’s just words. Words on a wall. Just words. But so are the words ‘we are endowed by our creator’ and ‘I have a dream.’” These were the words from our senior pastor at a recent staff gathering. What is it that will take words to a place that mere words can’t […]

Avoiding A Case of the Monday’s

There was a stretch of several years when all I wanted to do was make it to Friday. Week in and week out it was all about getting to Friday to enjoy freedom from work. The weekend would inevitably come and go and Sunday night I would be faced with the reality that Monday was […]

Language Matters

Andy Stanley & Craig Groeschel share about how language, especially related to your organization’s values, is critically important. Audio from Catalyst One Day – Southern California. Recorded August 22, 2013. [soundcloud url=”http://api.soundcloud.com/tracks/109926475″ params=”color=ff6600&auto_play=false&show_artwork=true” width=” 100%” height=”166″ iframe=”true” /]

Forgiving Your Father for Attempted Murder

Would you have the boldness to forgive your father for attempting to murder your mother? That is the story of Kitty Chappell. True leadership requires boldness to follow in the footsteps of Jesus. Leadership is not about grudges, power and sticking it to another, rather, it’s about service, example and sacrifice. To go to the […]

Permission to lead is your call to freedom. Freedom to influence the lives of others regardless of where you are in your leadership journey. Everyone has value and everyone's voice needs to be heard. You do not need to wait for validation in order to begin investing in others... You have permission to lead.

Defining Permission to Lead

One Person with Two Identities

Over the last several years there has been the ever increasing gap between who we are in person and who we are online. It’s a dangerous predicament and it is illustrated no where more clearly than in the lives of teenagers. I work with the youth at my church and I absolutely love our students. […]

The Man In the Red Bandanna

The Man In the Red Bandanna by ESPN

3 Reasons for a Professional Community

Many Church creatives work in environments where they are the only one of their kind. The rest of the staff doesn’t know what we people do. Being solo in our departments combined with no one understanding our role is a recipe for loneliness. Without a professional community the odds of frustration, hurt and burnout increase […]