Leaders Let Go

Scott Williams

Scott Williams, author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 – read my review here) and leadership guru, recently shared an important leadership truth: "If you want to be a leader, you must learn to let go." So What? Williams rightly recognizes how frustrating it can be when someone in a leadership position is unable and/or unwilling to let go of things (e.g., details, leading to micromanaging behavior) or of people.  Real leaders know when it is time to Read More …

How Leaders Destroy Teams

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Scott Williams, author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 – read my review here) and leadership guru, recently shared five ways leaders destroy their teams: using the "my way or the highway" approach, being "all about the numbers", always talking - never really listening, making changes for the sake of change, and not caring about the people on the team. So What? Whether a given task happens in the life of a church, a business, or any other Read More …

Greatest Leadership Challenge

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Scott Williams, author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 – read my review here) and leadership guru, recently shared what he believes to be the greatest challenge facing leaders today: The Greatest Challenge Facing Leaders Today is a group of followers, team members and co-workers that are unwilling to speak up about what’s wrong, what’s ugly, what’s crazy, what’s ridiculous and what needs to be changed. So What? Part of leading is creating a culture that Read More …

Time for Leaders to Stop

Scott Williams has considerable leadership experience as a prison warden, lead pastor of a congregation that grew to an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500 during his tenure, consultant, and social media guru.  He is also the author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 – read my review here).  Recently, he shared his list of "21 Things Leaders Need To Stop Doing." Stop treating your employees like they are just another number and like you own Read More …

Organizational Clarity

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Last week Scott Williams wrote several blog posts summarizing the sessions he attended at the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit, including one on a session led by Patrick Lencioni on the importance of organizational health.  Lencioni is the author of ten business books and president of The Table Group, where he focuses on writing and speaking about leadership and organizational life. Williams shares Lencioni's six questions every organization must ask and answer when seeking Read More …

A Simple Approach to Leadership

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Scott Williams has considerable leadership experience as a prison warden, lead pastor of a congregation that grew to an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500 during his tenure, consultant, and social media guru.  He is also the author of Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week (2011 - read my review here).  Recently, he shared his list of "10 Ways to Make Leadership Simple:" Believe In Yourself Believe In Others Point The Direction Understand That Team Read More …

Review of Church Diversity

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Meet the Author Scott Williams is a pastor, ministry consultant, social media guru, and champion of diversity.  Church Diversity: Sunday the Most Segregated Day of the Week is his first book.  Recently, Williams served as Campus Pastor of the Northwest Oklahoma City Campus of LifeChurch.tv, which grew to an average weekly worship attendance of over 3,500 during his tenure.  Prior to entering pastoral ministry, he gained professional experience in his work as a prison warden (serving as one of Read More …

I Will Follow You Anywhere If . . .

Scott Williams

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 …

Avoiding Common Ministry Mistakes

Scott Williams

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 …

Becoming an Effective Leader

Scott Williams

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 …