Leadership and the Icarus Principle

“It could never happen to me.  I’m in control of this situation.  I am too smart, or too spiritual to fall into that trap.”  Ever heard anyone talk like that? Ever said those things yourself? How long was it before the words came back to haunt the speaker? It probably wasn’t too long. You mayContinue reading “Leadership and the Icarus Principle”

Encourage One Another

Seldom have I seen pastors and leaders encouraging one another the way they did last week at a leadership-training event. On May 3rd the PBA Leadership Team sponsored a conference entitled, “Pursuing Excellence: Taking Your Church to the Next Level.”   Early in the planning process, the Leadership Development Team decided rather than inviting the usual “big name”Continue reading “Encourage One Another”


Sometimes, certain words catch my attention and I can’t seem to get them out of my head. It’s like hearing a song over and over that just won’t go away. This happened to me with the word “unleash.”  The word caught my attention through a new ministry we recently launched, called “Unleashed by Design,” aContinue reading “Unleashed”

Learning Disabilities

Peter Senge, in his book The Fifth Discipline, explains how companies struggle with learning “disabilities” that threaten their productivity.  As I was reading about the strategies he suggests to help organizations and companies rid themselves of these barriers, I couldn’t help but think about congregations and pastors who also struggle with their own learning disabilities.Continue reading “Learning Disabilities”