Vacation Needed!

I’m tired. Pooped. Not quite in the “drained” or “exhausted” category. Definitely not burned out. Just really tired. Here’s the deal – I LOVE what I do. I love my wife and kids. (They even seem to love me). I love my neighbors...

Myth #5 – Leaders have to be Upfront

One of the most surprising models of leadership I’ve ever encountered is that of Doug Coe. He leads from the Third Chair. From behind. At the National Prayer Breakfast in DC each year – he’s unseen. Literally, unless you have an appointment with him,...

“Christian Leader” Myth #4 – It’s a Business

I’m not sure what it was like being a “leader” in a Christian setting before the 1980’s, since I hadn’t led anything before then. But I clearly remember the 80’s and 90’s being full of teaching on “the business of...

3rd Myth of a “Christian Leader”

Leaders Lead. That was a John Maxwell-ism that I, and everyone else I know, bought into. Quotes like “You’ll know when you’re a leader when you look behind you and people are following.” Sounds right. But is it? Think of many of the Scriptures...

The Ripple Effect of Everyday Peacemaking

Here’s a must-read guest blog by my friend Jer Swigart. This is a little about him before you read the post…. Through diverse friendship, shared tables, innovative training, and creative storytelling, Jer Swigart guides people out of the quandary of...