Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Leading Change: 5 Ways To Avoid Quitting

Navigating change is about making it to the end. That’s easier said than done, though. Ask anyone who’s attempted to bring about difficult change, whether in their own lives or in the life of an organization, and you’ll learn something: we are often most tempted to quit or give up moments before a critical breakthrough. Leading change when you feel like giving up There will be occasions in which we’ve put in the work, done everything we can to execute the plan faithfully, and still, we’ll... Read More
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
7 Things There Will Never Be Enough Time For | Rethink Leadership

7 Things There Will Never Be Enough Time For | Rethink Leadership

There are at least seven things in leadership there will never be enough time for—unless, of course, you make it. And smart leaders do. My guess is that whenever you read this, you’re already feeling pinched for time and a bit overwhelmed. Welcome to leadership. Welcome to life. If you study the differences between great leaders and poor leaders, many of them center around pro-activity, refusing to make excuses and abundance thinking. Another key difference is that great leaders refuse to let... Read More
The Top 50 Quotes From Orange Tour 2015

The Top 50 Quotes From Orange Tour 2015

This past fall, Orange visited with more than 11,000 of you across 14 cities for Orange Tour, discussing the concept: “It’s just a phase. So don’t miss it.” Through photos on our Facebook page, and these top 50 quotes—all of them are tweetable!—we’re recapping the event and the wisdom that Orange church leaders shared. “Kids spell trust: T-I-M-E.” – Josh Shipp “Some of us have been so programmed to see sin in people that we’ve forgotten how... Read More
How Well Is Your Marriage Surviving The Pressure?

How Well Is Your Marriage Surviving The Pressure?

by Carey Nieuwhof How’s your marriage? Really? I’ve been fortunate to be married to my wife Toni for over 22 years. And we’re experiencing more joy and satisfaction in our marriage than we’ve ever had. But we almost didn’t make it. There’s a lot of pressure on marriages and families today. We’ve felt it. Intensely. Life and leadership put a lot of strain on a marriage. Add kids and jobs into the mix and the pressure sometimes can get ultra intense. I wish I could say I have an ideal marriage,... Read More