Do You Know Why Your Best Volunteers Leave?

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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How Do You End?

The end. When it comes to programming a service we tend to work really hard to find a tidy little bow that we can use to bring each week to a conclusion. Culturally, we love pretty little bows. I like them as well. We like the idea that God is going to help with our…

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I Failed Massively And It Was Good!

About 6 weeks ago I was having a conversation with the team I work on at Cross Point. We were grinding and developing plans for upcoming series and artwork. During our talk we discovered that we had slipped into the habit of playing it safe so I challenged all of us that between now and the…

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Y.Moon’s Anti-Creativity Checklist!

One thing that drives me nuts is when we are in meetings and the words people use are definitive but unsubstantiated. Overarching fear words used with authority to attempt to drive home a point that has no data to support it. Words matter and how we allow them to live in our organizations speak to…

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What Is Talent Worth?

Talent is potential that has not yet been developed. Talent alone is not all that special. Everyone has some. The question is what are we going to do with it? When we take talent, allow it to be developed, then add passion & hustle, we distance ourselves from the masses. Talent is raw. For it…

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I have to fight the status quo and so do you.

I honestly freak out when I feel that someone cares more about my “stuff” than I do. The reality is, it is usually not true, but often the pace we run creates opportunity for our attention to get thin. When we have thin attention we are forced to count on the status quo, which is never…

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Stop Asking For Permission To Create

You don’t need permission to create. The fact you were hired, invited, or asked to do what you do is all the permission you need. A funny thing happens, as a creative person you inevitably at times have shuttered in fear and hid behind “permission” in order to protect you from the criticism or failure that comes…

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Why We Have Show & Tell In Our Meetings

I kept hearing a very sad, funny, and scary conversation happening in the halls and in meetings. “I wish I could prioritize being creative.” “I don’t have time to invest in my own creativity.” “If only we could prioritize being creative.” Basically, we had become so busy as a team creating that we stopped being…

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