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Archive for January 2010

The Basics: Motivation

January 28, 2010

Motivate the Players Let me say it plain and simple:  You must focus on people’s strengths. In other words, you must let them become more of who they already are. That goes contrary to most management thinking that says, Identify the weaknesses, then coach them, threaten them, send them to workshops, whatever, to make sure […]

My New Book, Chapter Two, Part Six

January 22, 2010

The Leader And The Leadership Triangle You have identified the nature of the leadership challenge. You know the right tool to use. Now, where do you start? As you employ the principles of the Leadership Triangle, you’ll see that the same leader often behaves very differently depending on the nature of the problem he confronts. […]

The Basics: Part 2

January 14, 2010

The Focus of Great Managers             Let’s switch over to some points that Marcus Buckingham makes (First, Break All the Rules). He used to work for the Gallup organization which has done some important research into good management practices.             Remember, we’re trying to get the pieces that are critical to building a work environment […]

Management 101: The Basics, Part 1

January 11, 2010

The Nitty-Gritty Let’s begin with a quiz: • An employee tends to stay with an organization because of that organization’s reputation and the generous benefits package she receives. True or False • As a manager, you need to spend most of your time with your under-performing employees, to bring them up to speed. True or […]

Part 1: An Introduction to Church Management

January 5, 2010

For the past number of years I have been working with churches and coaching pastors, attempting to help them establish better management practices. What I found, over and over again, was the fact that ministers have been trained to be theologically competent, and be able to navigate the scriptures and craft understandable sermons. But when […]