Recently, Michael Kors and Payless both they announced they would be closing hundreds of stores because of too much competition.  This includes both online and traditional storefront properties.  Faria Efros, president of of HRC Advisory, told the USA Today in its June 1st edition, “Everyone is competing for the same customers.  Little differentiation exists.  Pretty much everyone sells the same thing, thus (there’s) an increase in cannibalization among each other.”

From a leadership perspective I see this as great news.  The churches, schools, businesses and organizations which are thriving are those who are the best led, get the best talent, provide consumers with the best products and services, build personal and meaningful relationships, create memorable experiences, and foster high degrees of trust.  The consumer wins because competition weeds out those who do not deliver this.

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The following are some of this week’s posts which you may have missed:

Now as promised, the following are The Top 10 Leadership Posts I Read The Week Of June 12th:

  1. It Would Be Easier If Your Church Didn’t Grow by Paul Alexander
  2. 20+ Downloadable Graphics Your Church Can Use To Promote Baptisms by Rich Birch
  3. Why We Stop Saying Yes (And Why We Shouldn’t!) by Kurt Bubna
  4. The Hillsong Channel: The Next Step In Christian Television? by Phil Cooke
  5. My Top Small Group Learnings 2016-2017 by Mark Howell
  6. 3 Ways To Boost Your Preaching Creativity by Brandon Kelley via
  7. 10 Children’s Ministry Issues by Chuck Lawless
  8. How To Handle An Issue With A Staff Person by Shawn Lovejoy via
  9. 10 Challenges That Defined Facebook The Company Disrupting The World by Skip Prichard
  10. “We Were In Marital Hell” by Kay Warren via

Well that is my Top 10 for the week.  What other great articles did you read?


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