3 tools that will make you a better creative leader

Have you ever wondered what to do in that moment when everything feels like it is falling apart? Sadly, this is not something college taught me to navigate. Through leading teams, there are a couple of consistent principles that I have found to be true: 1. When things fall apart, great leaders figure out how…

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Simple is really hard!

I love this quote from Steve Jobs: “Simple can be harder than complex: You have to work hard to get your thinking clean to make it simple. But it’s worth it in the end because once you get there, you can move mountains.” SIMPLE is actually really hard. If we make things SIMPLE for our…

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I WAS CONVICTED

If we are friends on INSTA, you probably have picked up that I am on tour with the team from SALT right now. A couple of days ago, in a city in the midwest, I got super convicted. A new friend walked up to me, and he didn’t know he was about to say something…

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No More Excuses!

Every day we are going to get better or worse but we will never stay the same. One of the biggest reasons innovation doesn’t soar in the organization is because amazing people like us fall victim to excuses. Excuses are a waste of time and energy. Excuses like: I don’t have the time. My boss will…

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God Cares About Your Fear

Warren Buffett once said that “the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – We always have a reason to look back. But often times looking back is just a trap. It can be a trap because our success can make us comfortable and our failure can paralyze us in fear. As a creative community,…

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Embrace The Crazy! The Search For Diverse Thinking?

I like to call it “chemistry experiments”. Anytime we add a new style, personality, thinker, voice into our process it changes the chemistry of the team dynamic. I think if we are to stay fresh as a team we have a responsibility to always be tinkering with the chemistry. Beyond that new chemistry creates new…

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NEXT COACHING GROUP STARTS IN OCTOBER

Do you desire to improve your creative & communication process and become a better creative leader? We help people get better at church creative/communication. New coaching group starts in October and we would love to have you. DM for more info or visit www.stephenbrewster.me/coaching

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13 Ways To Get The Edge On Your Creativity

Every church leader or creative team leader I know is looking for an edge that will separate them from the noise in their community. Frequently, the key to breaking through the noise is to become innovative – doing something new or different. When we do new and different things, it helps us to break through…

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Is your pastor a planner or a now person?

Churches all over the world fall into one of two camps. One group of churches have pastors who plan months and months in advance. They have a calendar that is set, and they follow the road map from series to series. The other group has pastors who are more at the moment and come up…

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