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Letting Go of the Fear of Failure
The fear of failure paralyzes too many people. I’ve found one of the best gifts God can give a leader is the gift of failure. Too many of us are not doing what we feel called to do because we’re afraid to fail. As I observe the people around me, it seems the most effective have failed far m...
The Power of Feedback
One of the greatest tools for a leader or speaker is truthful feedback. Unfortunately, in our church cultures, we often develop feedback-averse environments. People might find themselves in one of two wrong extremes: 1) We believe that a leader (or preacher) should have heard from God...
The Timing of Feedback
Not only do you want to ask the right people the right questions, but you’ll also want to do it at the right time. I see three different times when feedback is valuable: 1) Before the event Most leaders I know look for feedback on the back end. I crave it on the front end. Each w...
Letting Go of Control
To move forward, you often have to let go of something significant. Too often, what we hold tightly keeps us from following God’s promptings toward something new. Many leaders try to control too much. Our perceived need to control is one of the greatest limiting factors to what God wants to...