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Can Your Team Make Magic?

My heart sank when I read this quote. “I have no question that a team can generate magic. But don’t count on it.” ~ J. Richard Hackman I have such optimism for teams to work better together. I even put it in the name of my business: Leading Better Together. I think my heart sank…
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Do Performance Reviews and Ministry Go Together?

Performance Reviews. Should we or shouldn’t we? That is the question. Pastors, Executive Directors and leaders in Christian ministry are split on the issue. Some look for a more biblical approach. Others adapt what works for other organizations to their ministry context. For others it falls low on the priority list compared to the day-to-day…
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5 Questions About “People Problems”

When expectations are not met, we react. A team member doesn’t pull their weight. A frustrated employee responds with a passive aggressive approach by doing the bare minimum. A project partner agrees to make a change in the meeting but afterward keeps doing things the same old way. Yep. This gets us upset. When we…
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SMART Goal Setting for Ministry

‘Tis the season! Season for what? Goal-setting. Conversations are about to begin that will lead to setting goals that drive a budget to launch another year of ministry. There are many ways to approach this task. The key is to be intentional, engage in dialogue, and write it down. However, a ministry environment can make…
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Four Keys to Unlock Performance

I was in one of four parties seated at the same time, in the same section, with the same server. You can imagine what happened. The first party served was oblivious to the tension building. The second party flagged down the server and demanded to place her order. The third party got visibly upset and…
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