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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A Tool To See How 'In Order' Your Private World Is

A Tool To See How 'In Order' Your Private World Is

"The man or woman who learns to make peace with routine responsibilities and obligations will make the greatest contributions in the long run." -Gordon MacDonald

You get this as a leader; it is the Public World that pulls at us, celebrates us, and let's be honest...compensates us. However, it is our Private World that upholds us and sustains us. 

How in order is your Private World?

If you haven't read the book - do so! Until then, I want to share with you a chart that holds in contrast our lives when our Private World is in order vs. when it is not.

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5 Problems With Your Church's Vision

5 Problems With Your Church's Vision

When it comes to the conversation about vision, there is no shortage of content on the matter; especially within the Church. If I were asked to define vision, I would say that vision is not a plan we dreamed up. It’s not a dream we have planned out. It’s a dream we are planning for!

There are many oppositions to the visions of our church. We need to be actively removing the barriers to vision achievement that are within our control. Here are 5 problems you may be having with your church’s vision.

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5 Assumptions I Make About Baby Boomers In My Church

5 Assumptions I Make About Baby Boomers In My Church

As Pastors and church leaders, we can be guilty of making assumptions about people and people groups. In this age of the American church, most of our assumptions have been pointed at the Baby Boomers... or, as we tend to call them, the old people.

Until you challenge your assumptions, the Baby Boomers won’t fit very well. Here are 5 new assumptions I am making about the Baby Boomers of my church.

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3 Leadership Lessons From My 3 Kids

3 Leadership Lessons From My 3 Kids

As Father’s Day approaches once again, I’m reminded of all of the leadership involved in fatherhood and all that fatherhood teaches me about leadership. As children grow, so should your leadership. 

I have 3 kids who continuously stretch me as a father and as a leader. Here are 3 things my children are teaching me about leadership.

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