Before Leaving Your Job, Ask Three Questions.
In April, over 4 million people quit their jobs. That’s four million people who woke up the next day wondering, “What do I do next?” What’s even more interesting is that April was not an anomaly. It follows a trend of the months before where millions and millions of people simply quit, walking away from their…Read More
Thoughts On Church-Planting & Pastoring
A friend who is planting a church called the other day asking my perspective on what it’s like leading and launching a church. CrazyWonderfulHard was my response. No spaces or commas in between. It all runs together. He then asked for some advice and I thought I would pass along what I shared with him to…Read More
I’m sure you’ve been asked questions like: * What’s your major going to be? * What are your career plans after college? Or the biggest of them all, and the one you’ve probably been asked since elementary school: “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Each question implies you should know the answer.…Read More
The Nostalgic Leader
The older I get the more nostalgic I become. I’m not sure why. It’s not a bad thing, but as leaders, sometimes the past can become “the good ol’ days” especially with the challenges of today. COVID was like a bomb that blew up the bridge to the past. If we’re not careful we can…Read More
This past weekend, I ran into an old friend at the airport. His first question was, “Where have you been hiding?” A large part of my answer has to do with this photo. For the last several months, I’ve been working on a project that I hope helps a particular group of people — those…Read More
The Person You Must Hire To Grow.
I first heard the concept of multipliers from my friend Tim Tassopoulos, the president of Chick-fil-A. A multiplier is someone who multiplies the business by how they exponentially advance the mission and vision. For example, on a church staff, a multiplier is someone who can recruit and engage a large number of high-quality volunteers. When…Read More
A Surprising Question Customers Are Asking.
“Jeff, you gotta see this.” I was talking to a friend of mine who is the VP of Global Marketing for a fantastic company that makes products for families. They are on the cutting edge of research in trying to find ways to serve young parents. “There’s a question that is rising to the top that…Read More
The Coming Sansdemic
Pandemic, as we all know by now, implies all people. Sansdemic, on the other hand, implies without people. It’s important to understand the implications of a sansdemic for your organization, and here’s why: The 2020 U.S. Census revealed three startling trends for the work place. 1. A mass exodus of baby boomers from work. 2. The…Read More
I’m trying to look closer. Because they’re always there. Small miracles. There’s nothing small about miracles, but I often find myself more focused on the big ones. You know the ones — praying for a friend who is sick to get better, for the big deal that will change everything to come through, for a…Read More
An Often Overlooked Ingredient Of Leadership.
Too often, organizations take themselves too seriously. Leaders can too. It’s why, in challenging times like these, humor is a gift for the teams and customers you serve. For example, recently when I was driving to Nashville, I passed by this sign. Well played, Tire Discounters. When I coach communicators, I often tell them that if…Read More