Yesterday, Today, Tomorrow. Where are you living?

Warren Buffett once said that “the rearview mirror is always clearer than the windshield.” – There are only 3 days that matter. Yesterday, today, and tomorrow. Yesterday is good for remembering what has happened. Learning from history but not allowing ourselves to get trapped in the “this is how things were” place. We always have a…

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Leading A Creative Team Is Not Easy!

I love the team I get to serve with at Cross Point! Seriously, they are family and they mean the world to Jackie and I. However, I heard a quote the other day that was amazing: “Everyone loves you until you lead.” Even in the most family, relational, caring teams there are times that things are…

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Do You Know How To Build Equity In Your Organization?

Equity in an organization is so important. You are always either spending or collecting equity. Far to often we overvalue our collections and under sell our spends. Equity builds trust. Creative teams can create all day long but if the rest of the organization does not trust them it does not matter. Further, when equity…

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How Do You Create A Better Culture?

Creating products is the easy part of our jobs. We do it every day and it’s our job. But when we’re building creative teams, one of the most important variables we can work on is the culture we’re creating within our teams. The atmosphere and environment we create are just as important for the success of…

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Do you feel like you are losing control?

Photo Props: Being an artist or creative person can be frustrating at times. We’re asked to create things that matter, connect, and are cool – but not too cool. We live our lives in the open and we have the things we make critiqued and picked apart. All of this supposedly making us better. If we…

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Helping Promote Creativity With Volunteers

Most churches don’t have the resources necessary to field a full creative team. We all know that volunteers are the lifeblood of most of our ministries. So how do we promote creativity with our volunteers? Permission volunteers to use their gifts. – Volunteers often don’t even think that churches would need or want their input….

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Preserving The New Years Creative Vibes

It’s a new year which is full of excitement and possibility. It is funny how the flip of the calendar can cause a flip in our approach to life, work, relationships, and opportunities. I think one of the best things we can do as creative leaders is to find ways to extend these feelings as…

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