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Posted by on Dec 28, 2012 in Blog, Kingdom |

How to Strengthen Your Leadership Team

How to Strengthen Your Leadership Team

John Maxwell has said that “Everything rises and falls on leadership.”  Based on my experience with churches around the country, I couldn’t agree more. I’m sure Dr. Maxwell is relieved. This being true, it would seem that strengthening the leadership team should be a top priority for every church leader.  Often this isn’t the case, for a variety of reasons.  Rather than diving into a discussion of why a lack of intentional investment in the development of a leadership team is so commonplace, I want to point you to a fresh resource that can help with the ‘how’ of strengthening your leadership team. Dr. Warren Bird, Director of Research and Intellectual Capital Support at Leadership Network, and Dr. Ryan Hartwig, Assistant Professor of Communication at Azusa Pacific University, recently published findings from a survey of nearly 600 people representing 145 church leadership teams from around the world.  As the whitepaper states: This project was conducted jointly by Azusa Pacific University and Leadership Network, and included special permission to utilize...

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Posted by on Dec 20, 2012 in Blog, Technology |

WriteThat.Name – Have You Tried It?

WriteThat.Name – Have You Tried It?

I don’t know about you, but I’m always on the lookout for things that will make my life easier, more simple. Now that I’m managing four email addressees (down from 6 last year), anything that can help keep all my contacts current and organized is a big deal. Enter WriteThat.Name. This nifty little app scours your email inbox to curate data related to your contacts so you don’t have to.   Phone numbers, email addresses, social media accounts, and more. From their FAQ’s: 1) How does WriteThat.Name analyze my emails? It’s very simple: the system securely recognizes the signature blocks in incoming emails, and is able to extract all contact details (full name, email, phone number, address, Linkedin account, etc.), and automatically (or manually, if you choose so) register this new data to your address book. Then, if any changes occur in contacts’ details, the system will recognize the change, and update your address book. 2) Which email providers/languages is the system compatible with? WriteThat.name is currently available for...

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Posted by on Dec 7, 2012 in Blog, Kingdom, Media |

Great Video: Global Churches Leadership Community

Great Video: Global Churches Leadership Community

One of my LN colleagues, Eric Swanson, created this great video for his upcoming Global Connections Leadership Community.  Check it out: Global Connections Leadership Community (GXLC) from Jeff Swanson on Vimeo.   To learn more about the Global Connections Leadership Community, visit Eric’s post on the LN...

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