Rebuilding Your Organization Looks Like Destruction (But It Isn’t)

I sat in a church service recently where my former youth pastor was honored for 30 years in ministry. That’s a long time to serve in ministry.

Statistics show 50% of pastors will quit ministry within the first 5 years. Only 1 in 10 will retire from ministry. So, let me give Pastor Rick South a huge shout out and congratulations for his years of faithfulness.

Construction vehicle in a field cleared of trees

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During this service, Pastor Dusty mentioned the state of Abundant Life Church in Wyoming, Michigan, the church Rick is currently pastoring. The church is going through an expansion. This means things areĀ messy.

When you look at any rebuilding project, the process looks like destruction.

Everything is everywhere. Things are scattered about. Pieces are broken or in the wrong place.

An outsider looking in would see pure chaos. PureĀ destruction.

3 Secrets To Effective Leadership

We all want to lead better. To make sure we’re leading our team in the best possible direction.

I’ve found 3 secrets to effective leadership.

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With these 3 secrets, you’ll not only improve your effectiveness as a leader, you’ll become a better leader.

I’m willing to share these 3 secrets with you but you have to promise me something. That you’ll keep these a secret. Shhh!

No, not really. Please share these 3 secrets with everyone that wants to know how to become a more effective leader. That’s what we’re all about.

Are leadership standards important?

Recently I came across an article titled Proper Spelling? Its Tyme to Let Luce. In the article, Anne Trubek discusses the English language and words with multiple spellings.

She wonders if readers would care if journalists and authors misspell words. And who should have the deciding factor in proper spelling.

Anne closes the article by stating YOU should decide how to spell a word. Do not worry about standards. Worry about yourself.

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The article made me think about leadership.

Should there be guidelines for leadership? Should there be a way to gauge proper leadership? Should there be leadership standards?

The answer to the question is a resounding YES, there should be leadership standards.

Standards like:

  • Concern For Others:
    If you do not care for others, they will notice. You will not come across as authentic.

    To be effective, you need to have a desire to help others. Concerns need to be addressed and conflicts resolved. You must show them you care.