Using Your Summer To Gear Up For The Fall

Using Your Summer To Gear Up For The Fall

Where did this year go? It seems like just yesterday we were talking about gearing up for the new year, then we were getting a jump on Easter, now it’s come and gone and we’re in the thick of summer. With camps, VBS and mission trips all planned, now is the time to use the rest of your summer to plan for the rest of the year. If you’ve read my book “Beat The Clock” or any of my other articles on time management here on the Orange Leader’s Blog, you’ve heard me say there are just four steps to... Read More
Creating a System for Leadership Success

Creating a System for Leadership Success

It’s a brand New Year and you know what that means, we all want to be a better leader in 2019 than we were in 2018. I’m not talking about making resolutions—that’s not with this article is all about. I’m talking about real change that causes you to operate at a whole new level of effectiveness. Here are the things I’ve done so far this new year to make sure I structure my year for more balance, growth and margin in the area’s of time, energy, and resource management. I always start looking... Read More
Succession Planning: Who will replace you?

Succession Planning: Who will replace you?

Over the years I have learned the hard way that doing the job alone, just doesn’t work. And not only does it not work, but it doesn’t produce fruit that lasts. If older Jim could tell younger Jim something today I’d tell him, it’s never too early to work on legacy. Every job I left after my first job, I have tried to develop others in a way that put options in place for replacing me from within an organization. Early in his ministry, Moses also learned the hard way about doing the job alone.... Read More
Five Traits of an Effective Coach

Five Traits of an Effective Coach

Everyone can go farther and faster with someone coaching them than they can on their own. This is true in sports, it’s true in your health, it’s true in business and it’s also true in ministry. I’ve found, “You will never maximize your potential in any area without a coach.” I have always admired coaches. Show me a successful team and I’ll show you a great coach. I’ve noticed truly great coaches have developed the skills to produce a winning team wherever they coach. Also, they have learned... Read More
Don’t Let Your Church Miss Seasonal Opportunities

Don’t Let Your Church Miss Seasonal Opportunities

Where did this year go? It seems like yesterday we were talking about starting this year off with a bang and here we are in the last quarter. I want to finish the year strong and to accomplish all that I need to, to make sure I don’t miss the opportunities ahead that October, November, and December bring. I worked for a pastor that used to tell the staff that if you miss seasonal opportunities, you’ll have to work a whole year to have these same opportunities again. (Some things just stick... Read More