Leading Change: 4 Ways To Attack Problems Instead Of People

Leading Change: 4 Ways To Attack Problems Instead Of People

by Carey Nieuwhof As a leader, you dream of a better future. Maybe it involves reaching new families, changing your current ministry programs, launching a new idea, or leading a complete transformation of your ministry. Whatever that dream looks like, it necessarily involves change. But the hard reality is that if you attempt to change almost anything, you will encounter resistance. Leading change without losing it When that happens, especially when someone attacks your ideas (or you... Read More
5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

5 Reasons Your Team Isn’t Following You Through Change

If you look behind you, and no one is there, then you aren’t really leading anything at all. Change is one of the greatest things we as leaders must navigate. Things that stay the same will inevitably become stale and outdated. As a leader, we must always be pointing our teams toward the next thing. That means transition. Leaders fail almost every day when it comes to navigating change. The reason why they fail is simple: they didn’t do a good job rallying the individuals on the team. How does... Read More
OC16 Notes: Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

OC16 Notes: Leading Change Up, Around, And Everywhere It Matters

The following are notes from Rachael Sibcy from Frank Bealer’s OC16 Presentation.  You have an amazing idea, but senior leadership isn’t buying it. Maybe we haven’t set them up with clarity and understanding? Maybe we have a part to play? Maybe we need to slow down? The kind of decisions that are game changing will result from leading up. It’s how you lead up that will determine success, so frame it up! Think about the things you want to change and put it through this filter:... Read More
Four Indicators That You’re Failing To Show Your Work

Four Indicators That You’re Failing To Show Your Work

Recently my middle school son, Micah, came home with a “C” on a math quiz. His best subject is math, so this in and of itself was strange. As I looked closer and saw no red marks, I was even more confused. He seemed to have the right answers. Upon closer inspection, I noticed a note at the top of his paper, “Show your work.” The teacher was gracious enough to allow him to go back through his test and show all his steps, but it was an invaluable lesson for him. Most of us see... Read More