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7 strategies to grow web traffic and influence

7 strategies to grow web traffic and influence

I receive so many questions about using your website and social media presence to increase your influence that I decided to ask my friend Miles Anthony Smith for his advice.  Miles works with Rawhide Boys Ranch as their Digital Marketing Director and is the author of Why Leadership Sucks™ and Becoming Generation Flux.  Miles shared with me his 7 key strategies […]

8 reasons many churches are living in the ’80s

8 reasons many churches are living in the ’80s

Nine out of ten churches in America are either declining, or they are growing so slowly they are not keeping up with the growth rate of the community in which they are located. It’s a long sentence. Read it again carefully. Soak it in. Across America 90 percent of the churches are losing ground in […]

How to spot the best leader in the room

How to spot the best leader in the room

I’ve worked with national level leaders and creative people for a long time and sometimes I’ll be with a group I haven’t met personally. In those situations I’m always curious about who has the most experience, knowledge, wisdom, and vision, because that’s the person I want to get to know. And I’ve discovered a method […]

Brian Houston: Have you ever been knocked down?

Brian Houston: Have you ever been knocked down?

Leaders keep getting up when they’re knocked down. Longevity is perhaps the greatest strength anyone can have… Longevity is perhaps the greatest strength anyone can have… Have you ever been knocked down? I know what it feels like to be knocked down. I had the privilege of sitting down recently with one of the leadership […]

The pastor’s dilemma: To friend or not to friend

The pastor’s dilemma: To friend or not to friend

A Baptist pastor and columnist recently wrote that becoming friends with members of his church was bumping up against his seminary training. “The standard and dominant view is that the office of pastor has clearly defined boundaries and roles,” Kyle Childress said in a column for Faith & Leadership, an online leadership education journal published […]

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