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Article Archive for February 2010

Volunteer Teams Don’t Have To Last Forever
February 24, 2010 – 4:59 am | Comments Off

Why is it that we as leaders automatically assume that our team will last forever? We go in assuming that what we do today will be needed for years and decades to come.I just don’t think this is the case most of the time. Here’s why.

Have You Thanked Your Volunteers Lately?
February 23, 2010 – 4:54 am | Comments Off

Every so often, I write about ways that you can thank your volunteers. It is time again – time to remind you that you need to thank your volunteers.

Make Your Volunteers Try
February 22, 2010 – 4:41 am | Comments Off

Some children have a fear of trying. They believe that if they try and can’t do it, they will get in trouble. Is that how your volunteers view your leadership style? Do you allow your volunteers to try and fail?

Taking On The Steps Of Leadership
February 17, 2010 – 4:38 am | Comments Off

Growing as a leader is a series of steps. Each step takes more effort but makes a bigger impact on those around you. How we approach each step impacts how we handle the next one.

Overcoming Difficulty When Raising New Leaders
February 16, 2010 – 4:25 am | Comments Off

Raising up new volunteer can be difficult. The rules are different. Even if you raise leaders in your job or business, raising volunteer leaders can be a painful process. This article will help you understand how to navigate the process.

Dealing With Doubt In Leadership
February 15, 2010 – 4:18 am | Comments Off

Every leader struggles with doubt. Sometimes it is doubt about the decisions that have been made. Sometimes it is doubt about their own leadership abilities. Overcoming doubt is an important skill for leaders. Let’s find out how to handle it.

Are You Giving Your Best Leadership?
February 10, 2010 – 4:42 am | Comments Off

Being a generous leader requires that you give your best leadership. This means that you are willing to sacrifice your own agenda for the needs of your team. It also means a lot more.

Are You a Brainwashed Leader?
February 9, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

Seth Godin has released a short manifesto at ChangeThis.com called “Brainwashed: Seven Ways to Reinvent Yourself”. Here is a short excerpt:
It’s like this: we were brainwashed. Brainwashed into believing a set of rules that aren’t …

Are You a Generous Leader?
February 8, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

Leaders tend to come in two varieties: output-focused and people-focused. The output-focused leader gives priority to the tasks and deadlines ahead: church building upkeep, weekly metrics, and monthly goals. The people-focused leader spends their time investing in their team, guiding them to be better disciples, and after that looking at tasks, metrics, and goals. Which one are you?

How To Build A Great Powerpoint For Your Volunteers
February 4, 2010 – 4:39 am | One Comment

Guy Kawasaki put together a set of guidelines for using PowerPoint several years ago. While focused mostly toward startups doing pitches to venture capitalists, I think these rules can be used for leaders that cannot …

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