3 Things You Have To Give To Lead

3 Things You Have To Give To Lead

Moses wasn’t perfect but no one denies that Moses was a leader. Well, why? What are the traits that make Moses a leader? I’m not just talking about the things Moses did. I’m talking about characteristics of his life that shaped his leadership. When I look at his relationship with Joshua I see 3 things Moses gave:

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The 5 Different Ways People Think

The 5 Different Ways People Think

So there's a guy on your team who's always coming up with new ideas without executing on any of them.

Or there is a gal on your team who is afraid of all new ideas and wants to know how this idea will be executed.

There are people that are so organized that organization is their goal over execution. And there are those that are so unorganized they can't execute on anything.

And then there is everything in between. Where do you land? Where do your teammates land?

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Turning The Productivity Discussion Back On You!

Turning The Productivity Discussion Back On You!

I have been looking forward to writing this post all year after getting through my first calendar year without getting sick. I remember getting that early warning sign, scratchy throat one morning and being fine the next day. This came on the heals of me being out of commission for 11 weeks the previous year with a bronchial infection and pneumonia. After that experience and previous years of multiple illnesses, I promised to myself I would play offense in defeating the cold and flu season in Chicago.

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How I (Finally) Defeated Cold & Flu Season

How I (Finally) Defeated Cold & Flu Season

I have been looking forward to writing this post all year after getting through my first calendar year without getting sick. I remember getting that early warning sign, scratchy throat one morning and being fine the next day. This came on the heals of me being out of commission for 11 weeks the previous year with a bronchial infection and pneumonia. After that experience and previous years of multiple illnesses, I promised to myself I would play offense in defeating the cold and flu season in Chicago.

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3 Ways To Quarantine The Whirlwind In Your Work

3 Ways To Quarantine The Whirlwind In Your Work

This isn't a new topic here at TommyBowman.com - after hearing Christ McChesney at the Global Leadership Summit in 2016, I made drastic changes to the focus of our team's work at Mission Church.

In all organizations, there are things you act on and things that act on you. The things that act on you are the urgent but rarely important things. This is the Whirlwind. The important things are the things we need to intentionally choose to work on. These are our Wildly Important Goals.

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10 Often-Overlooked Tips to Lead an Effective Off-Site

10 Often-Overlooked Tips to Lead an Effective Off-Site

A lot of leaders do off-site meetings for their teams. They can range from a complete waste of time to truly catalyzing the next season of ministry. There is a general understanding amongst leaders that off-site meetings are for looking back and looking forward in an effort to advance your organization. The center of the bullseye is clear. But I want to offer up 10 supporting objectives we tend to miss when leading an off-site.

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4 Questions For A Maximized Ministry Year

4 Questions For A Maximized Ministry Year

Change for the sake of change is a waste of time and energy but how often do you look at your schedule to maximize your effectiveness as a leader? It's September and a new ministry season is upon us. For some of us our kids our back to routine, therefore, we are back to routine. How can we leverage this reset season in our lives? Here are 4 questions to assess your schedule and it’s effectiveness.

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