Being an Effective Chairperson

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Whether you’re a chairperson of the Board of Directors or a Task Force, there are some principles that will help you accomplish your goals. Here are the final three of nine: Mind the Clock – The shorter the better. Maintain Respect – It’s the best way to receive respect. Discipline Staff Work – It’s what […]

Being an Effective Chairperson

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A Chairperson, among many things, is a leader. This is a tremendous opportunity to breathe into decisions and decision makers. I’m listing nine recommendations for the Chairperson as follows: Mind the Clock – The shorter the better. Maintain Respect – It’s the best way to receive respect. Discipline Staff Work – It’s what you do […]

Being an Effective Chairperson

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The Chairperson of a board or committee is an advantageous opportunity to make a difference. Already I expose my predilection to advancing a cause as opposed to maintenance. If that’s your hope, make note of nine suggestions that come from a lifetime of experience in these matters on a micro and macro scale. Mind the […]

Worship the Lord

...every day.

It’s a beautiful day to worship the Lord. This means a great deal to believers who enjoy being together to thank God for His provision. So we should approach the experience with constructive anticipation and joy. Just think, singing songs of delight, being with other positively impacted people by God, seeking the grace of God. […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

...summary.

So here’s the “nutshell” version of Recommendations for Effective Board Members: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Loose Lips – Confidentiality is expected. Attendance – Come to the meetings. Remain in […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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Being a Board Member of a corporation is a significant role and responsibility. I’ve been offering recommendations for effective board members as follows: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Loose Lips […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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If you’re going to be a board member, why not make the best of it? I’m listing recommendations for effective board members as follows: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” Person – The default power position of most members. Staff Work – “Be prepared.” Role Defined Contribution – Have inclusive purpose. Let […]

Recommendations for Effective Board Members

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The first two recommendations for board members to be effective are: “Yes” person – Resist being a bobble head. “No” person – The default position of most members. Do not be tempted. The next two follow here: 3.  Staff Work – Come to the meeting prepared to discuss and consider most aspects of the agenda. […]

How Far Would You Drive to Church?

...more than miles.

I recall counseling a couple who wanted to buy their first home. One of the issues was that they couldn’t afford a home anywhere near their church. For various reasons I strongly encouraged them to rethink their decision as their church was important to them and they were important to their church. I suppose the […]

Abusing Power in Leadership…

...not what you think.

Recently, I attended a global conference on accountability. Logically, one of the first discussions was about the abuse of power by leaders. We had a good discussion on the subject as you might expect and then something special happened. One small group member asked about the abuse of the power of the Holy Spirit in […]