6 Ways to Build Trust Under a New Lead Pastor

When a longtime pastor retires, the elephant in the room is the curious congregation, sizing up the new head of staff and asking, “Can we trust you?” Meet an incoming pastor who answered this question with 6 stellar commitments to his staff and congregation. The Challenge In 2012, Shan Moyers (pronounced “Shawn”) stepped into his unforeseeable…

3 Practical Steps to Better Board Chair and CEO Collaboration

Discover the three action steps that can accelerate a new level of mutual respect and trust between your Board Chair and Senior Leader. And experience the clear benefits of a healthier culture and greater organizational impact. The Challenge What can a Senior Leader and a Board Chair do to better their working relationship and thus increase…

5 Fail-Safe Strategies for a Successful Leadership Transition

Vince Burens was already transitioning into becoming just the third President/CEO in the 46-year history of the Coalition for Christian Outreach (CCO), a Pittsburgh-based ministry transforming college students to transform the world. A member of the CCO’s Board of Directors said to him, “You should look at the CCO as a family business, because it’s the…

Onboarding Part 2: How To Maximize a New Hire’s First Day

Picture a new hire’s first day on the job: Nervousness. Apprehension. Excitement. So much on the line for the person and the organization. Yet Cate Given, Vice President of Human Resource Services for Joni and Friends, has created a way (with ongoing help from her superb team) to make sure every new employee feels welcomed, on the…

3 Organizational Traps You Need to Avoid . . . or Else

Sometimes it takes an outside professional (a.k.a., strategic management consultant) with the intelligence, experience and savvy to help you avoid the temptations that could disrupt your organization and even harm your workplace culture. Meet the best management consultant you may have never heard about and his “Three Leadership Traps” every leader must avoid. The Challenge…

3 Secrets to Read More Leadership Books (And Apply Their Solutions) in Less Time

What if the insights and solutions to your greatest organizational challenges were in plain view right in front of you? The answers and approaches could set you on a new, healthy-culture ministry impact. One leader can show you how it’s done – by reading great books! (Plus, don’t miss his list of must-reads below.) The Challenge…

The Secret to a Fantastic One-Year Culture Turnaround

How is the overall vibe in your workplace? Be honest. If it’s anywhere less than perfect (or perhaps even slipping downhill), take heart, you’re not alone. Meet a church whose culture had nowhere to go but up. What’s the secret to their one-year turnaround? The Challenge Antioch Community Church in Waco, Texas, had it all…

How To Onboard Every New Hire for Success

It’s one of the best onboarding strategies for new employees I’ve ever come across—for two reasons: First, it works incredibly well for the organization that created it. And second, because it’s so grounded and applicable to any type and size of ministry organization, this highly effective onboarding strategy can work for you too. Here’s why.…