How To Create An Inspiring Organization: Start With Why? [VIDEO]

Organizational Clarity

I believe a defining characteristic of inspiring organizations is the ruthless focus on defining and guarding organizational clarity. Simon Sinek in his book “Start With Why” links clarity directly to inspiration. His premise is this: Inspiration comes in a variety of forms, but the root of it grows from a fundamental question asked by those who […]

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How To Be A Superhero

Superhero

Every little boy role plays and imagines himself having super powers of some kind. To go into battle, to fight, to win, to conquer. At least I know I did…maybe I still do. Here’s a wise proverb to help you become mightier than the mighty.   Whoever is slow to anger is better than the […]

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2 Steps Towards Creating Inspiration

Inspiration

I love being inspired!  Don’t you?  I was thinking about inspiration this week and how tricky it is to define. So, I wondered, to myself,  how one could create moments of inspiration.  I thought about times that I have been inspired and asked myself what the common denominator of each experience was.  An often recurring theme […]

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The Double Rainbow and Managing Great Teams

the Importance of Meetings with your Direct Reports

  Double Rainbows! So, if you have not yet seen Paul Vasquez’s double rainbow youtube video, you can check it out at the bottom of this post. In fact, go check it out now. It’s one of the most viewed youtube videos of all time. People hate it or love it, but if nothing else […]

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Coattail Riders – A Devotional Thought

The Crucified Life

I’m reading “The Crucified Life” by AW Tozer. Usually one chapter a day is enough to keep me pondering the whole day. I’m a driven person. Accomplishing, creating, building large and effective churches are a passion for me. Sometimes though, my motives get skewed along the way. Just like a yearly checkup from the family […]

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The Truth About How Many Hours You Work [Graphic]

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You Work Less Than You Think   Not only that, but the more hours that people work, the more they exaggerate. Americans who say they work 75 hours a week tend to be exaggerating by 25 hours. Did you read that. “Twenty – five Hours”.  Are you kidding me.  (The average American work week in September 2012 […]

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2 Questions When Considering A Job Change

2 Questions in Discerning a Job Change

Working in a church gives me the privilege and opportunity to hear the stories of many people. Out of all those conversations and stories there is a specific conversation/topic that comes up more often than any other. It takes many forms, but it is usually some variation of “How do I discern God’s will for […]

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Secret Studies On How To Email Strategically

Email Tips and Tricks

Ok, so perhaps these aren’t secret. But they are a secret if you are never made aware of them.  Below is a list of some of the best, current, studies and research I have found that are both current and applicable to churches and non profits.  If there is anyway I can help you or […]

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When is the Prime Time To Send Your Church Newsletter?

Email Timing?

Timing is Everything? Ok, you have started using an email newsletter for your church.  Does it really matter when you send that important email?  What if your open rate could jump by 20% and your conversions by 65%?  Let me pause and ask a question.  Do you know what your open rate is for your […]

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Darren’s Monday Musings [2 Videos]

A completely random list for your Monday.  From an un-contacted amazon tribe to the worst time to schedule a meeting and a great leadership lesson form the movie Moneyball. When is the Worst Time To Schedule A Meeting? Watch this to find out. Especially important if you are asking someone for something. This article is a little […]

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