A Leadership Check-Up

Seth Godin is the author of twelve books that have been bestsellers around the world and changed the way people think about marketing, change, and work.  He earned his MBA from Stanford, and was called “the Ultimate Entrepreneur for the Information Age” by Business Week.  For more information visit his website or read his blog. He recently posted "Seven Questions for Leaders" Do you let the facts get in the way of a good story? What do you do with people who disagree with you... do you Read More …

I Will Follow You Anywhere If . . .

Scott Williams is the Campus Pastor of the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, which  launched three years ago and already has an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500.  To connect with Williams, read his blog, watch him on YouTube,  follow him on Twitter, or friend him on Facebook. Earlier this week he shared his list of "10 Reasons People Will Follow A Leader Anywhere" 1. They have a mind of their own, not a “Yes Man or Yes Woman.” 2. They always maintain a high Read More …

Lead by Letting Go

The Reverend Canon Dr. Frederick W. Schmidt, Jr. is an Episcopal Priest, Director of Spiritual Formation and Anglican Studies and Associate Professor of Christian Spirituality at Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University.  Previously he served as Canon Educator, Director of Programs in Spirituality and Religious Education, and Acting Program Area Manager at Washington National Cathedral.  He is the author of seven books as well as numerous scholarly articles and book chapters. Read More …

Are You an Antiquated Leader?

Ron Edmondson is the co-pastor of Grace Community Church.  He describes himself as "passionate about planting churches, helping established churches thrive, and assisting pastors and those in ministry think through leadership, strategy and life."  To learn more or to connect with Edmondson, read his blog, friend him on Facebook, or follow him on Twitter. Recently, he blogged about the characteristics of antiquated leaders: Keeps people in a box…People won’t stick around in a box these Read More …

Avoiding Common Ministry Mistakes

Scott Williams is the Campus Pastor of the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, which  launched three years ago and already has an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500.  To connect with Williams, read his blog, watch him on YouTube,  follow him on Twitter, or friend him on Facebook.  Previously, I have written posts based on or inspired by Williams on the topics of effective leadership and tweeting in worship (here and here). Last week Williams shared a list of five Read More …

What Conflict Reveals About Leaders

A lot can be learned by how people handle conflict.  Skye Jethani recently interviewed Ken Sande: President and Founder of Peacemakers Ministries and the author of The Peacemaker: A Biblical Guide to Resolving Personal Conflict.  Excerpts of that interview were published as "Preemptive Peace," which was published in the Winter 2011 edition of Leadership Journal.  One question with considerable relevance to all leaders follows: Jethani: What does conflict reveal about who we are as Read More …

The Top 3 Books on Leadership

Slant33.com, a website designed to "help challenge, inspire and equip youth workers through thoughtful dialogue and varied expression from youth ministry’s leading thinkers and doers," recently asked three of its contributors to answer an important question about leadership: "What three books do you recommend on leadership development?" Danny Qwon, a youth minister for almost twenty years and a current Ph.D. student in organizational leadership, recommended one book designed with youth Read More …

Leadership Lesson: Learning to Ignore

Dan Rockwell writes Leadership Freak: a daily leadership blog designed to help leaders reach higher in 300 words or less.  He also serves as Pastor of Good News Bible Church and works as a consultant to Pennsylvania College of Technology. To connect with Rockwell, consider following him on twitter or reading Grace Freak, his Christian blog designed around the idea of breaking the bondage of legalism in 300 words or less. Recently he wrote about an important yet infrequently discussed Read More …

Becoming an Effective Leader

Scott Williams is the Campus Pastor of the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, which  launched three years ago and already has an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500. He is also on the teams of both MinistryStrategies.com and The Vanderbloemen Search Group.  To connect with Williams, read his blog, watch him on youtube,  follow him on twitter, or friend him on facebook. Earlier this week, he wrote about becoming an effective leader.  Consider his six Read More …

Are You Going to Burn Out?

Perry Noble is the Senior Pastor of New Spring Church, which has been recognized as one of America's largest churches.  According to the Hartford Institute, this Southern Baptist congregation averages over 9,000 people in attendance on a weekly basis.  You can connect with him by following him on twitter or by reading his blog.  Noble writes extensively about leadership on his blog, including a recent piece about seven reasons leaders flame out: We Allow Our Schedule To Control Read More …