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few…[a leadership thought]

Published on October 28th, 2014

What makes a person a leader? Often it is the fact that there are not many who “see what they see.” It’s not that others are incapable, it’s just that leaders have great vision clarity. As a leader… Very few have the same passion. Very few see what you see. Very few dream as much


I know less…and this is good

Published on August 30th, 2014

One of the leadership lessons I’ve been learning recently is that knowing less can be a good thing. I think we often assume that capable leaders know everything. It’s simply not true. As I’ve grown with the organization I serve, I know less. It’s fair to say the higher you move within your organization (team,


This group…

Published on May 13th, 2014

For the past eight months, I have worked with an advisory group. I must say, this group has been amazing! I enjoyed every meeting and found myself being helped with their insight, perspective, and astute assessments. They advised me on strategy, sermon preparation, and systems that have helped and continue to help make ValleyPoint Church


a leadership thought

Published on January 31st, 2014

One of the leadership challenges I’ve experienced recently deals with appropriate risk. There are times you must make decisions without having all of the information you want or even need. Do you stop and wait? Do you move forward with confidence that things will fall into place? Do you hide in a closet and hope


My friend Hercules

Published on October 4th, 2013

My friend Gus is like Hercules!  He’s been a great ministry partner, and I’m thankful for his encouragement, challenges, and insight.  October has been tagged as “pastor appreciation” month.  I have personally benefited from his pastoring in my own life, and I know that many others have as well.  I don’t believe he’s wrestled any


titles are meaningless…(unless)

Published on September 27th, 2013

It’s true.  Titles are meaningless.  Action.  Developing others.  Serving with humility.  These are the things that matter.  These are the things that lead to influence.  These are the things that leaders choose to do.  I believe the idea of leadership has really changed in the past century from being a “title” or a “position” to


It’s Your Ship

Published on April 8th, 2013

I recently finished a book that I’ve thought about reading for years.  Not sure why it took so long, but it finally happened.  Honestly, I wish I would have read this book a long time ago.  It’s written by Captain D. Michael Abrashoff and shares his story of being the commander of the USS Benfold. 


Just a few things that leaders do…

Published on March 15th, 2013

Leadership is a fascinating venture.  There is not an absence of books, conferences, and blogs dedicated to this very topic.  The idea of leadership is everywhere.  I’ve discovered that effective leaders are the ones simply doing things – beyond the books and conferences.  They’re creating, initiating change, and inspiring others.  They have followers because of


next book

Published on August 18th, 2012

I’ve started reading Love Works by Joel Manby.  Joel is the president and CEO of Herschend Family Entertainment. Joel recently appeared on Undercover Boss where his leadership style caught the attention of many viewers.  I’m enjoying the book and Joel’s passion for leading effectively with love.  I’ve really been challenged by his thoughts on “make


Great Leaders Grow

Published on July 25th, 2012

I recently read a book called Great Leaders Grow.  I found it to be interesting, challenging, and helpful.  “Growing for a leader is like oxygen to a deep-sea diver:  without it you die.  Unlike the diver, you may not physically die – but if you stop growing, your influence will erode, and over time, you