Tag: team

  • Best Book I’ve Read in 2016

    The best book I have read in 2016 is [amazon_link id=”0061777129″ target=”_blank” ]Necessary Endings[/amazon_link] by Henry Cloud. It deals with the difficult process of ending things in our lives. This could be letting an employee or co-worker go, ending a bad habit, or making a needed change in our lives. Take a look at some […]

  • What Would a Great Leader Do?

    Great leaders ask questions. They are always seeking to learn and grow from others. In his recent leadership podcast, Andy Stanley looks at the power and influence questions can accomplish. This short talk has stayed with me for days. It is extremely profound, yet refreshingly simple. Asking questions of ourselves and others do three things […]

  • Changing An Ungracious Culture

    I’ve done a lot of reflecting recently on my past years in leadership when I worked with a multi-cultural international team overseeing a missions campus. I am still haunted by several poor decisions we made. These are clearly seen in hindsight, but in the midst of busy schedules and deadlines, often go unnoticed until it […]

  • Misunderstood Unity

    Mano a mano (Unity 2)

    I work in an organization which sends many short-term teams as well as develops working groups around projects. I hear a repeated statement coming out of their meeting times. “Give us unity….” I prayed this with my teams for many, many years….until I realized what it meant. Now, when I hear teams pray this, I […]

  • Inviting Feedback

    What would you do if you weren't afraid?

    One of the podcasts I listen to regularly is the Andy Stanley Leadership Podcast. These are short, powerful talks which I apply to my leadership often Recently they did a two-part series of the “Art of Inviting Feedback”. Andy interviewed Clay Scroggins, who is the constantly doing this in the North Point organization. The question […]