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Mary – Learning to Listen

Mary – Learning to Listen

We live in a fast-forward world where busy-ness is equated with importance and success. We think that because someone is busy, that person must be important. But the Lord says that the way the world sees things is not how he sees them. And the result of our busy-ness is just that—busy-ness.
Have you become too busy to listen anymore?

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Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 2)

Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 2)

In my last post, I pointed out that asking how many hours a staff member should work is asking the wrong question.

– and worse, it’s a question with two different right answers. I then proceeded to look at the question of how many hours from a leader’s perspective. In this post we’ll look at it from a staff member’s perspective. From a leader’s perspective, the question of how many hours a staff member spends on the job or in the office is irrelevant (assuming of course their job is not to answer phones or be constantly available in a support role).

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Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 1)

Time or Task? How Many Hours Should Staff Members Work? (Part 1)

The following is a guest post from Pastor Wayne’s good friend, Larry Osborne.

I’m often asked by other pastors and leaders about the best way to go about making major organizational and ministry changes.

My answer often surprises them. I usually tell them to, “Slow down.” It’s not what they expect from someone with a reputation as an innovator. Now let me be clear. I don’t tell them to stop. No way. But I often tell them to slow down. And here’s why.

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Something New is Happening at Mentoring Leaders

Something New is Happening at Mentoring Leaders

We’re excited to announce new developments for the Mentoring Leaders network.

Since 2011, we’ve brought you insight from Pastor Wayne Codeiro’s storehouse of gems for established and developing leaders alike. Beginning this month,we will be increasing and expanding these resources to better serve you.
Here’s what we’d like to bring you Monday – Thursday each week:

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Assigning Responsibility

Assigning Responsibility

One of the common mistakes of a leader is taking on responsibilities that could easily be cared for by others. Overloading your own leadership plate with non-essentials is a surefire way to invite criticism and distrust. Here’s an example. . .

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The Gift of Friendship

The Gift of Friendship

We live in a world that’s crowded and busy, but lonely. We’re desperate for friend and there’s no better example than Jesus Himself who said, “No longer do I call you slaves … but I have called you friends” (John 15:15). The more we become…

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Discovering Your Success Potential

Discovering Your Success Potential

God-Given Treasures The Bible says our dreams, hopes and potentials are God-given treasures: “But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, so that the surpassing greatness of the power will be of God and not from ourselves” (2 Cor. 4:7). God is saying to us…

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Contentment

Contentment

The Goal of the Enemy’s Attacks: To Get You to be Dissatisfied with what You Have The devil’s tactic was to try to tempt the King of Kings and Lord of Lords in the wilderness, and the same is true with you and with me….

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Check Yourself

Check Yourself

When maturing in God, there are certain things we can’t expect others to do. One of those things is checking yourself. No, not having someone else check you, although there will be accountability and once in a while, we do need objective viewpoints. We are…

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Stewards Are Us

Stewards Are Us

God’s GPS The Bible is God’s GPS. He tells us when we go off track and how to get back on. Like a GPS, our desired destination is where we want our hearts to be. What kind of heart do we want to have? This…

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