Articles & Resources

Bringing Order from Chaos: Biblical Leadership Principles for Overcoming Organizational Turmoil

April 8, 2024
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In a world filled with chaos and uncertainty, effective leadership is crucial for organizations to thrive. On a recent episode of the StrongTeams.com podcast, I had the privilege of interviewing Gary Harpst, a New York Times bestselling author, podcaster, and former successful CEO, who shared powerful biblical insights for leaders to overcome organizational chaos. According…

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Rethinking How We Preach for the Digital Age

March 25, 2024
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The Disconnect Between Preaching and Modern Audiences In today’s digital world, the way people consume content has fundamentally shifted. The traditional model of lengthy sermons delivered live from a stage may no longer effectively reach younger generations. I recently interviewed David Murrow on the subject of online sermons, and while I’m concerned that streaming services…

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The Sacredness of Secular Work: How Your Job Matters to God

March 11, 2024
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As Christians, we often view our day jobs as necessary evils – just a means to support the “real” spiritual work. But according to Jordan Raynor, this perspective is not only deeply unfulfilling, it’s unbiblical. In his latest book “The Sacredness of Secular Work,” Raynor makes a compelling case that all our work, both inside…

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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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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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