The 3 Possible Pathways to Becoming Successful at Anything

The 3 Possible Pathways to Becoming Successful at Anything

Zig Ziglar always said (quoting Daniel Webster), “There’s always room at the top!”  And Vince Lombardi said, “The man on top of the mountain didn’t fall there.” Success is possible. It’s within reach. It just needs to be...
7 Ways a Pastor Should Think Like an Entrepreneur

7 Ways a Pastor Should Think Like an Entrepreneur

I love entrepreneurial leaders. They think a little differently than everyone else. And I believe they have a special place in ministry leadership. I’m sure that some of you who are reading this are already questioning my main point and wish to point me to a...
The Internal Battles of Even the Best Pastors

The Internal Battles of Even the Best Pastors

Truth: Your Pastor is weak. He’s flesh. He’s human, frail, and doesn’t always have it all together. He may be faithful to God and thereby filled with the Holy Spirit, but there’s always a secret side to him. He will probably never mention it in...
You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

You Are UP to the Task Whether You Feel Like It or Not

Deep in the heart of every man I’ve ever met lurks a daunting question that casts a shadow over every major challenge we ever face: Am I up to this? When I went to take the test for my driver’s license… When I enrolled in college… When I bought...
3 Vital Lessons from One of the Best Leaders I Know

3 Vital Lessons from One of the Best Leaders I Know

I’ve hung out with megachurch pastors and I’ve read plenty of books and biographies of great leaders. But there is a hero from whom I’ve learned more about relational leadership than anyone else – my wife, Angie Cox. I’ve learned about...
10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

Quickly think of five common traits of high-impact leaders… good time management, assertiveness, drive, energy, charisma, etc. Humility rarely lands in the list when it comes to our modern, top-down management systems. But Jesus (the greatest leader ever) and...

Leadership that Matters Is All About Conviction

Just two quotes that grabbed me, from Al Mohler’s book The Conviction to Lead: Congregations and Christian institutions need effective leaders who are authentically Christian – whose leadership flows out of their Christian commitment. Wherever Christian...
5 Truths About Empowering People to Change the World

5 Truths About Empowering People to Change the World

In the Jason Bourne series, the assassins (who are the central characters) are referred to by their controlling agency merely as “assets.” They are tools. Or better, they are weapons. Sometimes I fear that within Christian ministry, we fall into the...
The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Leadership

The Most Dangerous Threat to Your Leadership

… is you. We often guard against the negative impact of others or our perceived threat from other leaders, but at the end of the day, we leaders are our own worst enemies. The most damaging things that will happen to your leadership will be carried out by you....
Change Your Culture Before Changing Your Structure

Change Your Culture Before Changing Your Structure

If you want to change the trajectory of your church or organization, you need to think about how to create a new culture before you begin creating chaos. I believe that the Pastor of a church is the leader God has chosen as overseer and shepherd of the flock. Nowhere...

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