Clues To Building Great Teams

When we are looking to add to our teams, we always need to be aware of  the necessary flavors that create great teams, but when we are in the hiring process, how do we know that we are building great, quality teams? Here are a few clues: 1. Surround yourself with people you like to…

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Developing A Healthy Creative Plan

Sometimes I think the pace of creating robs some of the joy of the work we get to do. It can be really healthy to slow down and remember why we do what we do, and reflect on the opportunity we have. Another overlooked step in creating is the actual creative process. In the haste…

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Nuance of Creative Ministry pt. 1

  I believe that “creative ministry” is a unique type of creativity. Having worked both in the corporate world and in the church, I have found some very special nuances that I think are important to identify and explore. Obviously, there are probably hundreds of things that are different and unique. But these six are…

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Faith & Creativity

Faith and creativity have a lot more in common than most would think. Both are important to how we live. Both require are core to the soul of who we are… Faith is the evidence of things unseen. Creativity is uncovering the unseen. Faith grows with work and is dead without it. Creativity gets better…

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What Creative People Share…

There are a few traits that the best creative people share: They’re never satisfied – The thought that they’ve “made it” scares them. They understand the reality that there’s always more, always something new that can be uncovered, and always something better that can be achieved. They refuse to accept that today is as good…

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There Are No More Good Ideas

Once upon a time, there was a world where good ideas excelled. “Creative” people would sit around and come up with ideas that would spread easily and fluently. When you had a good idea, it would catch someone’s attention and, before you knew it, success followed. It was a fairy tale world where “bubbles” and…

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The Power Of Motivation

Photo Props: Everyone needs motivation. The funny thing about motivation is it snowballs, creates confidence, and has the ability to propel us towards great work. Motivation unleashes pent up desire and potential to be our creative best. It opens the lens for us to thrive and dream, to try and fail, and to feel safe…

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The #CreativeCommitment

Photo Props: We’re kicking off another year – another chance to create, a fresh canvas, and new opportunities to do things that have never been done! So today I ask you to commit with me to have the most creative year possible. Together, we will commit to: Not allow our emotions to be our only…

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2012 Remix #8: 20 Traits of Creative Leaders

Here is the 8th most popular post of 2012! Leadership is intangible, and therefore no weapon ever designed can replace it. – Omar N. Bradley Here are a few traits I have learned working for and with some amazing leaders. (with the obvious Christian focus removed): 1. Set the tone and set it with passion…

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2012 Remix #9: Making Imagination Turn Into Creativity

The 9th most popular post from 2012. photo props It has been said that the difference between creativity and imagination is action. Action is more than talking about our creativity or idea. Action is putting our creativity into motion. We have to build solid habits that help us move our creative ideas from the imaginary…

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