The Myth of Endless Growth

I’ve always been told that if a business or church isn’t growing, something must be terribly wrong. After all, healthy things always multiply and grow. But frankly, that’s hogwash. It’s based on idealistic and wishful thinking. It’s a leadership urban legend. And a...

SLOW DOWN – YOU MOVE TOO FAST!

Because North Coast Church has been somewhat innovative over the years and successfully made lots of changes, I’m often asked by other pastors and leaders about the best way to go about making major organizational and ministry changes. My answer often surprises them....

The Forgotten Side Of Leadership

I find that one of the most common missing ingredients in the leaders I work with is adequate training. I don’t mean that they haven’t received adequate training. I mean they fail to provide adequate training to those they lead. Leaders like to lead. We love to come...

Keep It Simple!

My son Nathan recently came across an interesting Harvard Business Review blog (HBR Network). It contained an article by a David Silverman, a business writing professor, decrying the fact that we’ve lost the art of clarity and replaced it with the rubble of verbosity....