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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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5 Keys to Building a Well-Balanced Team

August 16, 2023
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Building a strong well-balanced team is essential for achieving success in any endeavor, whether it’s a ministry setting, athletics, or a short term project. A well-balanced team made up of individuals with diverse skills, perspectives, and strengths can increase your productivity and provide a sense of fulfillment that is unmatched. Here are a few keys…

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Successful Leaders Surrender

July 20, 2023
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During a recent podcast episode with Miranda Carls, Rodney asked Miranda to reflect on what it takes to survive and thrive as a believer in the workplace. Miranda responded with, “There is an active surrender and some action that needs to take place.” Our conversation with Miranda was focused on the broader context of living…

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Hiring Decisions Are Not a Democracy

July 6, 2023
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Hiring new employees. Most leaders have a love-hate relationship with the hiring process. It’s exciting to bring in new team members, but in other ways it can be daunting to make such an important decision. As a result, it’s not uncommon for leaders to bring the team together for early phases of the hiring process.…

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Strong Leaders Leave a Legacy

June 26, 2023
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In a recent podcast interview with Chick-fil-A’s Trudy Cathy White, she talked about the importance of leaving a legacy. Trudy reminded us to, “make the most of every opportunity given to us.” These days, Trudy’s leadership legacy speaks for itself, and so we couldn’t help but contemplate how important leaving a legacy is in the…

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Leaders Must Focus on Mission

June 12, 2023
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By Rodney Cox In a recent podcast interview with CEO and author of The Disciple Dilemma, Dennis Allen, I asked him to get to the root of why ministries can fall short in the area of discipleship. His response focused not on programs, but on mission and leadership’s role in promoting the ministry’s mission. Dennis…

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Build a High Performing Team By Fostering Commitment

May 15, 2023
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By Rodney Cox I had the pleasure recently to appear on the LeadershipU Podcast. During our discussion, the hosts Christina and Jim Angelakos asked me, “why do you think commitment is important for developing a high performing team?” I thought that was a really good question and one worth writing about.  Many times when working…

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Rodney Cox Contributes to BiblicalLeadership.com

April 25, 2023
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Editor’s Note: The following letter was emailed to customers on April 25, 2023. Dear Friend, I am excited to announce that I’ve joined the team of contributing writers at BiblicalLeadership.com. My first article, entitled 3 Qualities of a High-Performance Culture, posted today on the website.  In addition to my own contributions, I highly recommend the…

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