The Single Action That Will Lead To Incredible Growth

Every leader wants to improve. It’s ingrained in us, right?

The problem is, many leaders fail to improve and improve quickly¬†because they don’t know how.

They miss the single action that brings incredible growth. And it’s right under our nose.

The last couple of years have seen me tapper off my running. I have struggled to run long distances. I struggled to run faster.

My regular runs consisted of multiple stops during a 5k distance. My average my was creeping towards the 10-minute mark.

This time was frustrating. I knew I was better than this. I had been better than this.

I kept hitting the road. I kept getting the same results.

Then, something changed. I found my key to improving performance.

Run With Higher Performers

The thing that changed my running was the day I invited a friend out for a run.

Episode 002 – Why Creativity Matters In Leadership With Tyler Reagin

The Answers From Leadership Podcast

Welcome to Episode 2 of The Answers From Leadership Podcast. This week, our guest is Tyler Reagin.

Tyler Reagin is a husband, father, and lover of golf. He is also the Executive Director at Catalyst.

And I had the pleasure of interviewing him at Catalyst Atlanta this past October.

Meeting Tyler Reagin At Catalyst 2015

Show Notes:

Who is Tyler and what does he do at Catalyst?

Tyler leads the team at Catalyst. He helps provide spaces for leaders to grow, develop, and be equipped.

Why did you choose the theme Awaken The Wonder?

As we age, we begin to lose the wonder we had as children. It’s critical we reclaim this awe and wonder.

As leaders, we get bogged down in the minutia of reality. Digging into wonder brings something special to our leadership.

5 Things Church Leaders Put Too Much Emphasis On

Leading a church is difficult. There’s pressure from many sources.

You may see agendas pushed by the church denomination, other leaders within the church, church members, and many other sources.

There’s always something someone wants you to be doing and this causes a conflict of direction within the church. Because of this, we see church leaders making mistakes in areas that are deadly to a church.

1. Church growth: While I believe a church that is spreading the good word should grow in size, there’s also the fact some churches can only grow to a certain size.

To place a demand that a church continues to grow and reach certain attendance goals will not help the church.

Rather than focusing on numbers, focus on the spiritual growth of your congregation. This is what truly matters, not the size of the church but the impact that has been made in the lives of the men and women you teach.

May You Have A Merry Christmas

I’ll be offline most of the day today celebrating the birth of Jesus Christ with family and friends. But I consider you my friends as well.

That’s why I wanted to take a brief minute to write a post to wish you a Merry Christmas.

Christmas is a time to be merry

Remember, today’s not about you or I. Christmas isn’t about the presents under the tree. Christmas isn’t about what we have (or don’t have).

Christmas is about God coming down to earth in the form of a baby.

He came as a man so that he could bear our burdens and wipe away our sins.

As you gather around the Christmas tree or the dinner table, keep your minds and hearts on the reason for this holiday. The birth of a Lord and Savior who didn’t have to come to this world but did so willingly.

How To Deal With 5 Types Of Toxic Employees – Infographic

Employees are your biggest customer. They may not be the ones purchasing your products, but they are the ones selling your company and they’re also the faces your paying customers see.

They can also be your biggest headache…

When you have a bad employee, a toxic one at that, things can go downhill real fast. That’s why I’m excited to share with you this infographic that shows you the 5 toxic employees you may face and how to deal with them.

How to deal with toxic employees

Infographic courtesy of Reuben Yonatan

Who Are The Toxic Employees?

1. The Hot Mess – You know this guy. He’s the one who’s disorganized and resistant to change. You also find him to be unwilling or unable to do his job.

It’s like his name suggests, he’s a hot mess. Ready to slow progress and goof off.