Strategic Neglect

We’re finishing up the first month of a new year. It’s a good time to ask, How are we doing? Busy? Even busier than last year? Are we willing to admit that this busyness does not necessarily equal effectiveness, success, accomplishment, or satisfaction? One way of describing the challenge of effective leadership and service is…

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Leadership and the Hohokam Culture

The inadequacy of top-down, controlling, and arrogant administration may be one of the lessons to be learned from the Native American Hohokam culture. Pueblo Grande Museum and Archaeological Park sits in the middle of an urban, industrial area near the Sky Harbor Airport in Phoenix, AZ. It is the remaining evidence of the administrative center…

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Your Leadership Development Pathway

At the beginning of this new year, church leaders are wise to ask, “What will be our plan for developing future leaders?” One of the sure signs of an unhealthy church is the failure of leaders to have a vison for leadership development; leaders should, rather, be focusing not just on current leadership needs but…

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