9 Steps To Pastors Finishing Well

9 Steps To Pastors Finishing Well

Ever watch an old man, strong in his faith, walk to the end of life, with his head held high sensing a “Well-done, good and faithful servant” just around the corner? I have. Or how about the old man who looks back on life only to regret how it all turned out and how...
Preventing Staff Infection

Preventing Staff Infection

One of the most important decisions senior pastors make is who to bring onto their leadership team. A pastor who impulsively chooses his staff walks on dangerous ground. The larger the congregation the more important it is to build a staff that complements and...
What If You Work For A Bad Leader?

What If You Work For A Bad Leader?

About once a week I get an email from someone who wants to know how to work for a bad leader. Maybe their boss is a jerk. Maybe he is just incompetent. Regardless, they are not quite sure how to lead well in this kind of situation. Though I eventually became a CEO, I...
Hard Skin—Soft Heart

Hard Skin—Soft Heart

Sometimes it sucks being a leader. Many days there is more wading through garbage than triumphal procession. A visionary dreamer saved his entire family and the nation of Egypt from the brink of starvation through wise decision making. A passionate and dedicated young...
When “Second Chair” Leaders Abuse

When “Second Chair” Leaders Abuse

A few months ago I tackled the issue of abuse that occurs at the hands of Senior Pastors, (First Chair Leaders) leaving a path of wounding in its wake. You can read that here. I have received significant feedback from the article, the vast majority encouraging. In...