Wednesday, October 28, 2009


Monday, October 26, 2009

It's Your Fault

I need to prescribe a little leadership pill that is pretty hard to swallow... but oh so good for you... and everyone you lead.

When you come into conflict with someone you lead, mark this:
All of it is never your fault.
Some of it is always your fault.

If you assume all of the responsibility for the conflict, you'll end up owning issues that are not yours to own. Soon you'll be overcompensating for someone else's dysfunction. You'll aggravate the injury because you're treating the wrong symptoms.

If you assume too little of the responsibility, you're passing up a jackpot of learning experiences and opportunity for improvement. Plus, you're the kind of jerk that no one wants to work for because you're never wrong.

If the issue is theirs, forgive, coach, and appropriately reposition them. If the issue is yours, own it, and convert it into wisdom. Either way, you get better with every failure. And that's a success.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

John Miller

This testimony is one that will grip your heart. It will make you think more about the people in your life that deserve your forgiveness. Watch and learn from John Miller's own life changing story.

Monday, October 5, 2009

Prioritize the Presence

Your best innovation flows from revelation. You must prioritize the presence of God in your life.

More can be accomplished in a nanosecond of prayer, worship, and listening to the voice of God than in a month's worth of strategy meetings.

Many leaders have created virtually no margin to make room for the kind of divine encounters that birth true vision and revolutionary concept. I can trace the start of many of the most important ideas in the history of the church to a specific moment in the presence of God. I can trace my most frustrating seasons to a deficiency of time allocated to my most important task: seeking the wisdom of the Lord.

What would Moses have missed had he never turned aside to see the burning bush?
If the leaders of the church in the book of Acts had neglected prayer and the Word to serve tables, how might the influence of the Gospel been impeded worldwide?

What revelation, inspiration, imagination and innovation is left undiscovered in your life because you're failing to prioritize the presence of God?