Re-learning the 2 Basic Styles of Leadership

Do you ever teach kids lessons that you don’t follow yourself? I have to admit that it’s true for me. This past weekend, I finished leading a weekend long experience for high school youth called the Youth Leadership Institute. Basically, it is a weekend of leadership...

Run a Trivia Night Fundraiser

Finally a fundraiser you'll actually WANT to do – plus you can raise thousands of dollars for your organization in just one night! The best part is people will have so much fun they’ll be asking when you’re doing it again.

Don’t Manage Time… Part #3

This is the fifth and last post in my blog replay for 2011. This entry was originally posted on August 19, 2011. …Manage your calendar. Managing time is impossible! I’ve written some ideas already in Part 1 and Part 2. I recognize that there are tons of books and...

Don’t Manage Time… Part #2

…Manage your calendar. Managing time is impossible! This is a continuation of a series of blog posts. The first post can be found here. Here are a few more tricks that I use to better helping me manage my calendar. Create a task list for the month (Part 2). The more...

Don’t Manage Time…Part #1

…Manage your calendar. Managing time is impossible! I’ve never been able to add an extra second to a minute or an extra minute to an hour. However, my goal in managing my calendar was said best in this anonymous quote: “What counts is not the number of hours you put...

The Pareto Principle and my To-Do List

Lately, I’ve been reflecting on how my ministry is inundating me with tasks to accomplish. Some are great and vital! Others, leave me feeling drained. And some of it I feel is just busywork. But does it really make an impact? As our ministry continues to grow, I...