8 Lies You Must Stop Believing

Part of the resistance that we face when we sit down to try and create comes from the voices that tell us all the reasons why we can’t create. The pressure to “be creative” often derails us from creating. We have to confront these voices to disqualify them. A few of the voices that often…

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“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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How To Get A New Idea! Chasing your fascinations.

What fascinates you? Fascination is where our imagination goes to play. Our best and most creative ideas are created from the things that occupy our fascination. When we allow ourselves to follow our fascinations, we can quickly accelerate the amount of good ideas we have, problems we can solve, and inspiration that we can harness….

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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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