Have You Ever Forgot To Lead?

Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley There are a few traits that creative leaders have to remember. Sometimes we just need a little check up to remind us the influence that our leadership carries and the importance of our actions. What would you add to…

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Does Your Team Have An Architect

Every person who is part of your creative process should bring some FLAVOR to your team. We have talked about the importance of every full creative team having a Conceptualist as well as a Pioneer. It is also important to make sure there is someone on your team that can fill the role of the…

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Does Your Team Have A Pioneer

Healthy, well-rounded creative teams are made up of different personalities – not just different responsibilities. This misconception is so common that when we’re working to fill out a team, we focus on “jobs” more than we do the flavors of the people who make up those teams. As we discussed, conceptualists are idea generators. But…

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Does Your Team Have A Conceptualist?

When building creative teams, I think we tend to make a really big mistake by focusing on “jobs” more than we do on personalities. Over the course of the past few years I’ve been working hard to round out the creative teams I’m part of by making sure that each “FLAVOR” is represented. One of…

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Do You Have Clout?

Author, leader, and my former boss Jenni Catron has written an amazing book on leadership, CLOUT, that really speaks to the heart of a lot of artists out there. As a creative leader this book spoke volumes to me and to the areas of my leadership life that I need to invest in to grow…

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How We Pick Our Next Worship Song

I am blessed to get to work with some really awesome people. Matt Warren (Music Director) leads Jarrod Morris (worship leader) and the worship department at Cross Point that is made up of hundreds of the most talented and awesome volunteers on the plant. A question we often hear is “How do you guys pick…

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You Better Get Your Reps

Linus Pauling was a biochemist, author, educator and activist. He won multiple Noble Prizes for his work in different fields. Pauling was gifted and talented, but he understood the value of “doing reps” when it came to ideas and creativity. Pauling was credited with the quote: “The best way to get a good idea is…

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We Have To Remove The Personality

I was talking with my friend Gerry True and he made a comment that perfectly framed a problem that a lot of creative teams deal with: “We have to remove the personality from the project requests.” Now before we freak out and think we are trying to suck the soul out of art…it’s not that….

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