Protocols…

...a necessary part of of a predictable life.

What would we do without protocols in our life. Some are formal, like when you work or volunteer in an organization. Others are less formal, like when you check with your spouse before agreeing to a commitment. Both are necessary and neither is a bad thing. The trick is to be aware of the process […]

Disruptive Leadership…

...emerging concept.

Disruptive Leadership is a trending idea that many are embracing, particularly, the new generation. It speaks of a movement to unsettle the negative and impedinbg aspects of the status quo. It’s the new word for change. I suppose every generation needs to believe they have a new slant on the future, although, it still sounds […]

Future of The Salvation Army…

...might include you.

Often I am asked about the future of The Salvation Army. My answer almost always includes my lack of interest in the perpetuity of the movement. Factually, it will survive the rapture! Not because there are leaders who will not be taken up when Jesus returns, but because in many places, the financial security of […]

Infinitum…

...boundless living.

In each age of Christendom, there arise up deeply devoted followers of Jesus, who hope to maximize their living faith to the glory of God. In these days, a group of such holy living seekers have initiated a fellowship called, Infinitum. They say, “We set up Infinitum as a way to journey both locally and […]

Making Good Decisions…

...leadership essential.

One of my favorite leaders used to say, “I may not always be right, but I’m decisive.” When entering a restaurant and being asked, “where would you like to sit?” he would always choose a table. He would never leave it to the recommendation of the hostess. He was always decisive. Some leaders are so […]

Officers Commissioned

...should there be more?

In this part of the world, new officers have been commissioned in The Salvation Army. It’s a great celebration and a credit to the Lord. For the uniformed, this means that hundreds of people have stepped forward to serve God in many places around the world and in many circumstances. Should there be more? Actually, […]

Get The Word Out…

...more options than ever.

Fake news is in the news…and it ought to be. It’s wearisome to sort out the news from historic news organizations that we believed in our naiveté was right on and truthful. Often in conflict with political opinion, we looked for the reality among us…until…it occurred that we might be getting filtered messages from another […]

Being An Effective Chairperson

...short list.

So here’s the abbreviated version of recommendations for the Chairperson of the Board, Committee, or Task Force: 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 between meetings. Value Constructive Input – Keeping it positive Guard Against Biases […]

Being an Effective Chairperson

(7-9 of 9)

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

(4-6 of 9)

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 […]