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Building Strong, Self-Led Teams: Insights from Navy SEALs and Business Leaders

February 26, 2024
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What enables some teams to achieve incredible results while others flounder? That question drove my recent conversation with Chris Mefford and Kyle Bucket, authors of the book “Leadership is Overrated: How the Navy SEALs and Successful Businesses Create Self-Led Teams That Win.”  Chris serves as Chief Marketing and Strategy Officer at TCW Global, while Kyle…

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Building a Strong Senior Leadership Team: A Conversation with Tony Morgan of The UnStuck Group

February 9, 2024
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What separates a church that’s just getting by from one that’s thriving and making an impact in people’s lives? Strong leadership – and specifically, a strong senior leadership team.  My guest on the StrongTeams.com podcast this week is Tony Morgan, founder of the Unstuck Group, an expert on team development and alignment. Tony consults with…

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Strengthening Pastoral Integrity: A Conversation with Dr. David Fletcher of XPastor.org

January 19, 2024
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By Rodney Cox I recently had the privilege of speaking with Dr. David “Fletch” Fletcher, founder of XPastor.org, about the vital yet often overlooked topic of strengthening integrity in church leadership. With over 35 years serving in various pastoral roles, Fletch has seen both the best and worst of church leadership. This wealth of experience…

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Our Top Five Articles of 2023

December 22, 2023
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As we say farewell to 2023, let’s rewind and revisit the cream of the content crop. The following articles were our top five most-read of the past year. If you find one you like, be sure to share it with a friend.   3 Qualities of a High Performance Culture Are you cultivating a high…

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The One Thing Your Team Cares About

December 19, 2023
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“No matter what title you have, once you’ve lost the trust of your followers, you can no longer be a leader.” ~ Adam Grant, organizational psychologist (source: Twitter.com/AdamMGrant)   There are many factors that contribute to a strong team—communication, organization, diversity of strengths, and so much more. But there’s one factor that supersedes all others.…

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5 Things To Do On An Employee’s First Day

October 24, 2023
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There are many things you can do to make your new team member’s first day a success, but these five are the ones you don’t want to miss. 1. Welcome Them “At the Door” Starting a new job is equally exciting and nerve racking. Relieve the pressure for that new employee by greeting them as…

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Real Leaders Don’t Send a Text Message

October 16, 2023
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How many times have you sent or received a text message today? If you’re like most people you’ve probably lost count, because it’s such a frequent occurence.  Texting has become an integral part of our communication landscape, but its use in a professional environment should be approached with caution. While it offers convenience, speed, and…

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3 Signs of a Toxic Team Environment

October 2, 2023
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A toxic ministry team environment can have a detrimental impact on employees’ well-being and productivity. Here are three signs to watch out for: 1. Frequent Conflict Conflict is part of every workplace, but frequent and intense conflicts among coworkers or between employees and management can be a sign of a toxic workplace. In ministries, this…

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3 Ways to Create a More Efficient Team

September 13, 2023
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A common denominator in strong teams is efficiency. Below are three tangible ways to build a more productive and efficient team. Eat The Frog Numerous studies reveal that a person’s brain is most productive during the morning hours. Knowing this to be the case, our recommendation is to designate an hour each day dedicated to…

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