• My husband, Stephen, uses this phrase at times, "He threw his sucker in the dirt..." The first time he used it, I had to ask him to clarify what he mean...
    Sucker in the Dirt
    By Shelley Hendrix
    February 02nd, 2017

    Leading Well, Women Leading
  • When you ask Jesus to lead the meeting you’re in and remain submitted and attentive to his Spirit he transforms the community and the outcomes of ...
    Ask Jesus to Lead the Meeting
    By Bill Gaultiere
    November 09th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • A few years ago, Pulpit & Pew Research  published “What do Lay People Want in Pastors?” Here is a summary … see what you think. Demonstrated...
    What Makes a Good Pastor?
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    November 09th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • My friend Tom sent me and essay he wrote regarding the election. Here is an especially insightful excerpt: “Recently I re-read an observation of Th...
    Election Day Thoughts
    By Michael Hidalgo
    November 02nd, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Have you ever made a bad decision in leadership? Of course, we all have. It is actually part of the way we grow as leaders. I’ve made many bad decis...
    Avoid Making Bad Decisions
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 26th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • I was delighted to talk with my friend Pete Wilson recently to gain some insight into his recent resignation as senior pastor of Cross Point Church i...
    Pete Wilson Interview
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 19th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • “But Ruth replied, ‘Don’t ask me to leave you and turn back. Wherever you go, I will go; wherever you live, I will live. Your people will be m...
    How to Finish Well
    By Dan Britton
    October 12th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • I love the leadership displayed during a scene in It’s a Wonderful Life where the lead character George Bailey is about to leave for his honeymoon ...
    When a Crisis Strikes
    By Ron Edmondson
    October 05th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • In the Bible Paul says of his pastoral ministry, “I magnify my office” (Rom. 11:13, KJV). Pastor, do you magnify your office? Paul’s example and...
    Magnify Your Office!
    By Bill Gaultiere
    September 28th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Some months ago I visited a small, traditional church in Anchorage. About 100 worshipers had gathered at 10:30 on a drizzly Sunday morning to enjoy ...
    Confusing Worship with Fellows...
    By David Murrow
    September 28th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • It does not matter how long one has been in ministry; we need to continue learning and be subject to correction. Unfortunately, as we move higher u...
    Managing Discontent
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 21st, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Life happens and what you see depends upon your perspective. God has many more opportunities available for us in the future and He wants us to disc...
    Hidden Opportunities
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    September 14th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Who are the greatest entrepreneurs and leaders in history? What executive leader in business, government, or nonprofit has had the greatest impact o...
    Jesus, CEO of the World
    By Bill Gaultiere
    September 07th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Whenever I talk about firing people in ministry I create a great deal of interest. Some feel it makes the church seem too much like a business. I ge...
    Firing a Ministry Team Member-...
    By Ron Edmondson
    September 07th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • This is a difficult post. It is about an issue we don’t necessarily like to talk about in the church, but sometimes we must. I have a business bac...
    Firing Ministry Staff Members-...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 31st, 2016

    Leading Well
  • “It is a terrible thing to see and have no vision”--Helen Keller  At age two, Craig MacFarlane was blinded in a tragic accident. Yet, he turn...
    Pursue the Vision
    By Dan Britton
    August 24th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • In one of my first vocational leadership roles, I managed a large retail division of a major department store. The division had several departments ...
    Sometimes It's Not a Systems Pr...
    By Ron Edmondson
    August 17th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • God gave David victory over Saul and all of his enemies and David sang in praise to the Lord, “With my God I can leap over a wall!” (Psalm 18:29...
    Leap Over a Wall!
    By Bill Gaultiere
    August 10th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • When I first met Peter, I realized there was something special about him. He had a fire in his eyes that burned brighter than others. When he spok...
    Tough or Fluff?
    By Dan Britton
    August 03rd, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Ever had a time when you knew what you were supposed to do … but you just did not do it? Sometimes, we know what God is telling us to do, but we hav...
    Knowing What You Are Supposed ...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    July 27th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Your church website conveys lots of messages about your congregation, including some you may not be aware of. That’s particularly true when it co...
    How to Present a Pastor's Bio o...
    By Lawrence W. Wilson
    July 13th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • It has been over five years since God asked me to quit my job so that I could be "All In" with him to build LeadHer, the ministry that he had called me ...
    Divinely Dangerous
    By Christie Love
    July 14th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • You can’t recruit leaders if you never develop a reproductive culture, at least not effectively. Reproducing cultures reproduce leaders. Finding new...
    10 Ways to Have a Reproducing ...
    By Ron Edmondson
    July 06th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • I was meeting with a young pastor who wants to grow as a leader. He lives in small town. He is young, but his staff is even younger. There are not a...
    Developing Leadership Skills
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 29th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Samson is someone who had reached success but didn’t have the inner strength to sustain that success and the pressure of that success destroyed hi...
    The Dark Side of Success
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    June 22nd, 2016

    Leading Well
  • I have lots of meetings in my world. Over the years of business, non-profit leadership, elected office, and ministry, I’ve probably attended sever...
    How to Have Better Meetings
    By Ron Edmondson
    June 15th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • For more than 2,000 years the church has survived wars, persecution, heresies, tyrants, charlatans, false prophets, swindlers and divisive rebels. S...
    6 Dangerous People Who Could H...
    By J. Lee Grady
    June 01st, 2016

    Leading Well
  • When I surrendered to the call of God several years ago, I did it soberly because I knew I was stepping into a dangerous assignment. Despite what yo...
    10 Occupational Hazards of Min...
    By J. Lee Grady
    May 25th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Some wisdom from David Mills on why we must resist religious bureaucracy. 1. Religious bureaucracy tends to define the mission of the church as the ...
    Resist Religious Bureaucracy
    By Steve Addison
    May 25th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • It is well documented that today’s culture craves authenticity in leadership. It shouldn’t be, but many times it is hard to find this attribute ...
    Be Authentic and Gain Respect
    By Ron Edmondson
    May 18th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures.“But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing great...
    Discovering Your Success Poten...
    By Wayne Cordeiro
    May 11th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • I love organizational leadership. I especially love attempting to lead healthy organizations. I have been in both environments: healthy and non-hea...
    Seven Enemies of Organizationa...
    By Ron Edmondson
    May 04th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • You and I believe a lie. Recovery Groups are for really sick people. But here’s the truth – we all need recovery because we are all sick. Recove...
    Liberty and Recovery for All
    By Bill Donahue
    April 27th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • In recent years I have been hearing a lot about efficiency.ef⋅fi⋅cien⋅cy [i-fish-uhn-see]: Accomplishment of or ability to accomplish a job wi...
    An Inefficient Church
    By Michael Hidalgo
    April 20th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • Leadership is easy. Seriously. All these years I’ve tried to complicate things. It’s really more simple than I imagined.Once I discovered how easy...
    Leadership Made Easy
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 20th, 2016

    Leading Well
  • A youth pastor emailed me. He’s frustrated his pastor continually caves into pressures of a few leaders in the church. They are not supportive of ...
    Seven Signs of a Weak Leader
    By Ron Edmondson
    April 13th, 2016

    Leading Well