Enjoy the Benefits of Hospitality In one of his letters, George Washington wrote that he and Martha had not had dinner at home alone for twenty years. Every night for twenty years—7,300 days in a row—they had guests and visiting dignitaries to entertain.....more
Allow yourself some “Popeye moments” Do you remember the cartoon character, Popeye the Sailor Man? He was long-suffering and took a lot of abuse from bullies. But there would come a time when he had endured all he could. His patience exhausted, he would say....more
Organized Abandonment According to American business historian Robert Sobel, the British government created a civil-service job in 1803 which called for a man to stand on the white cliffs of Dover with a spyglass and to ring a bell if he saw ....more
Accept People You’re a different person at different stages of your life.
Ten years ago, when I started working at my current church, I met a man named Bob (I’ll use that name because that was his name). He was a delightful man. He....more
Find Joy in the Journey Things won are done; joy’s soul lies in the doing. Shakespeare
I’ve always been an advocate of goal-setting, for two reasons. Setting and achieving goals leads to progress; it makes us effective. If you aim at ....more
Employee or Employer? A restaurant in my neighborhood opens at 5:00 p.m.for dinner. Recently, when I arrived around 5:15, I was the only customer. I seated myself in a booth. The waitpersons were huddled together, talking and laughing. They d....more
Leaders - part 1 First who, then what. Jim Collins
Twenty years ago I interviewed a friend who started and now manages a large company. He has 200 employees in the U.S. and about 15,000 in China. He designs and manufactures those obno....more
Leaders - part 2 Last week I wrote that a leader’s most important job is choosing great team members. It’s the sine qua non of leadership.
This week let’s think about how to choose great team members.
1. A leader should be inv....more
Experiencing Worship, The Study
Used by churches all over the world to help teach worship, the Experiencing Worship study can help your worship team too.
Your team will learn why we worship and gain a better understanding of how to worship.
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