Articles & Resources

How Leaders Can Cultivate the Soil of a Positive Culture

January 23, 2023
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In our recent podcast interview with Chick-fil-A’s longtime Chief Marketing Officer, Steve Robinson, Rodney Cox asked him how leaders can cultivate a positive culture. A workplace’s culture is a collection of attitudes and beliefs about how things are done, internally and externally. Steve had written in his book that “culture is the soil from which…

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Can You Remember Your Calling?

January 9, 2023
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By Rodney Cox In the closing moments of our podcast interview with Shaun Dean from Standing Stone Ministry, I asked him if he had any last advice he would give to our listeners. Shaun’s response focused on pastors in crisis and is transcribed below. “I would say this. When is the last time you thought…

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Our Favorite Podcast Guest Quotes

December 12, 2022
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One of the things we enjoyed most in 2022 was exploring topics with our StrongTeams.com Podcast guests. Each guest brought a perspective and wisdom that impacted us greatly. As we conclude the first season of the podcast, we wanted to reflect on a few memorable podcast moments. Below are five of our favorite quotes we…

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How to Find Our Podcast

November 28, 2022
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The StrongTeams.com Podcast is off to an incredible start, delivering interviews with leadership thought leaders like Dan Rockwell and Amy Anderson. These interviews are packed with practical tips on succeeding in the ministry. That said, we intentionally limit our episode length to 45 minutes, so you can fit every episode into your busy schedule. The…

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Habits of a Strong Team

November 14, 2022
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Your ministry probably has organizational values. Shared values set the tone for what the company cares about most. In ministry or business, values typically represent the principles you stand for, like integrity, perseverance, Christ-likeness, service, and respect for others. Values act as a filter to help leaders and their team members make decisions and plan…

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Generous Leaders Are In

October 31, 2022
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It has been said that you cannot out-give God. While this is true–God has entrusted you with much as a leader and he expects you to give yourself away to others. At the heart of this truth is generosity. At its core, generosity is other-focused. Leading with a generous heart communicates that you value your…

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5 Reasons To Be Thankful For Your Team

October 20, 2022
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Leaders know leading a team is a tough but rewarding challenge. It takes a lot of things—wisdom, patience, courage, patience, planning, and so much more.  One characteristic that is often missing from leadership lists is thankfulness. An attitude of thankfulness not only benefits you but also your team members. Charles Schwab, the famous American steel…

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The StrongTeams.com Podcast

September 20, 2022
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About the Podcast The StrongTeams.com Podcast is produced by Ministry Insights International. Your host is Rodney Cox, president of Ministry Insights, and author of the book Leading From Your Strengths®. Rodney and his guests discuss best practices in building strong teams—teams built on empathy, understanding, and trust, where every team member feels valued and contributes…

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