“Thats Good Enough” is never good enough

“Not everybody can be famous but everybody can be great, because greatness is determined by service.” ― Martin Luther King Jr. When I worked at Cross Point, roughly every six or eight weeks, we would hold a meeting for potential music team volunteers. This meeting sets the expectations to join our team. Being on the music…

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Why You Lose Your Best Volunteers and Staff!

It hurts when people leave. It’s been said that people don’t quit organizations, they quit people. There are a million reasons why, over time, we can lose talented volunteers or staff members. Sometimes it’s circumstantial. Other times, it’s just a natural pattern of growth and development. But not always, and probably not often.  In reviewing…

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Do You Ever Question The Answer?

Part of digging in to the depth of great creativity and leadership is asking questions. Life is fast and busy so we often accept the first answer that is given…even if it is not the right answer. “Better to have an answer than have no answer”…but is it? Author Kent Healy has a theory that…

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What Can They Do For Me?

“Our job is to tend to our growth as people, our grace and integrity and humility.” – Marianne Willamson Leaders can be tempted to drift into a trap of asking the question “What Can He/She Do For Me?” Honestly, nothing. Not a single thing. Sure, they contribute, they will do what they are asked, they…

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Are you making art, history, or just noise?

“Every Day is a Chance to Create Art & History”. Sunday does not happen on Sunday, it happens Monday through Saturday. We create and work every day for the chance to share our art on Sunday. A chance to help communicate a loving, caring, grace filled God with a hurting world. Not for arts sake…for…

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Are you Bored or Boring?

I get bored. Often. And usually when I get bored, I start to drift. I’m just being honest. Doing the same thing over and over doesn’t engage me creatively or fill me up…it drives me CRAZY! I like new challenges. I like new projects and new opportunities. I like to be told something can’t be…

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Trust God & Give It All You Got!

Momentum if a funny thing. It is never neutral. We are either progressing or regressing. So every morning, when we get out of bed, we have choices to make that are going to point us in a direction. Andy Stanley calls it the “principle of the of pathway” and what it means is that whatever…

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The Tendencies Of Creative Leaders

Everyone can be creative. I believe it more and more each day as I’m marveled by the way people around me navigate life and situations. Creativity is all around us. But not everyone is created to be a leader. Everyone has a different capacity of how much they can handle and thus, how much they…

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Are You Making Rookie Mistakes?

  Remember the first day on the job? You arrived early, butterflies running sprints in your belly, excitement in the air, and the belief that anything is possible. Being a rookie is not only awesome, it’s filled with potentially disastrous land mines. If only there was a manual for how to navigate the “new” parts…

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