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10 Books Every Leader Should Read This Summer


Why is it important for leaders to be readers?  Reading is a demonstration of humility.  It communicates that a leader understands he/she has not arrived yet.  There is a gap from where they are and where they need to be.  Therefore, leadership demands continual learning. Also, I have found reading to be the fastest way […]

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5 Ways To Know If You Are A Leader With Good Listening Skills


Secrets Of A Secret Shopper: Reaching And Keeping Church Guests by Greg Atkinson is getting a lot of buzz from respected Christian leaders like Carey Nieuwhof and Thom Rainer.  Just in case you are unfamiliar with Greg, I want to introduce you to him. Greg is the Founder of Worship Impressions and Executive Director of ExPastors.com. He is an author, […]

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The Top 10 Leadership Books I’ve Ever Read


I love reading about leadership.  I especially enjoy gleaning insights from Apex Leaders, actual practitioners who are leading at the highest levels possible and then written about their experiences.  The following are the Top 10 leadership books I have ever read in alphabetical order by author. The Bible (this is number one in any order. […]

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For The Pastor Who Is Burned Out


If you do not know Adam Weber, you should.  He pastors Embrace Church in Sioux Falls, SD.  Embrace is a 10-year-old church that has grown to 6 campuses and 4,000+ people in weekly attendance, and is still growing. I n 2013, 2014, & 2015, Embrace was listed as one of the fastest growing churches in America according to Outreach […]

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The Best Value A Leader Can Receive


There are a lot of resources available to leaders to help them get better.  The following are just a few: Live Conferences Online Conferences Podcasts Coaching Networks Webinars Online Courses These are all outstanding and I personally take advantage of many of them.  However, my friend Michael Lukaszewski recently made an interesting observation about the […]

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Unreasonable Churches


“Unreasonable Church Finds a Balance Between Going Both ‘Deep’ and ‘Wide”’ – Rich Birch Yesterday I posted The Top 17 Books Christian Leaders Should Be Reading In 2017.  One of the books listed was Rich Birch’s incredible look at some of today’s most successful churches – Unreasonable Churches: 10 Churches Who Zagged When Others Zigged And Saw […]

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33 Lessons For Christian Leaders Needing Financial Freedom


“Where there are no oxen, the manger is empty, but from the strength of an ox comes an abundant havest.” – Proverbs 14:4 Pastors desperately need resources they can use to invest in the business and financial leaders in their church.  That resource has arrived. Oxen is the latest book from I Was Broke. Now I’m Not and Injoy Stewardship Solutions CEO Joseph […]

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Why A Leader Often Needs to Be Mean


My good friend Shawn Lovejoy has just released his new book Be Mean About The Vision.  It is one of the best and most challenging books on Christian leadership I have read in quite awhile.  To give you a preview of what you can expect, please read Shawn’s thoughts below.  And make sure you pick […]

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27 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From Andy Stanley On Making Vision Stick


Vision is a gift solely given to leaders.  Vision is what marks you as the leader.  Vision tells those following you, “We are going somewhere.  We are headed towards a better tomorrow.  Follow me!” Regardless of the profession, no one communicates leadership principles better than Andy Stanley, the founder of North Point Ministries.  This includes […]

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22 Leadership Lessons From Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger On Surviving A Plane Crash


Today I finished William Langewiesche’s book , Fly By Wire: The Geese, The Glide, The Miracle Of The Hudson, which details the account of the January 15, 2009 US Airways flight piloted by Captain Chesley “Sully” Sullenberger.  As seen in the video above, Captain Sullenberger safely glided the plane to rest in the Hudson River […]

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