5 Things To Do If You Are Overly Invested In Ministry

In our last article we looked at 10 signs that you might be overly invested in your ministry.  We noted that you can easily let your ministry dictate your happiness, identity and well-being. And that emotional investment in your ministry is only healthy to a degree, that when it goes overboard telltale problem behaviors begin to surface. When you see... Continue Reading

How To Know When You Are Overly Invested In Your Ministry

Most every minister I know is deeply invested in their ministry. What is the meaning of deeply invested in? A typical definition is “to have given a lot of time and effort to something and care about it very much.” But at times, every minster can become overly invested in their ministry. While it is vital to care deeply about... Continue Reading

How To Tell An Employee They Made A Mistake

If you are responsible for supervising people one of the most difficult parts of your job is to point out the mistakes of those you work with. No doubt that it is uncomfortable to call out mistakes. Often it is easier to look the other way than engage in a difficult conversation. But, on some level you cost your team,... Continue Reading

What To Do When You Are In Over Your Head

In our last post, How To Tell When You Are In Over Your Head, we looked at 8 signs that you might be in over your head in a job or responsibility. In this article we will look at what to do if you find yourself in this predicament. Here are 7 practical tips for you to consider. 7 Tips... Continue Reading

How To Tell When You Are in Over Your Head

Chances are that at some point in your career you will be in a job or assume a responsibility in which you find yourself in over your head. I know, it happened to me in my very first job. I was barely 16, had recently gotten my driver’s license and was hired for the summer to park cars in a... Continue Reading

20 Bad Boss Attributes And How To Avoid Them Part II

In last week’s post we continued our discussion on bad bosses by listing 10 qualities effective leaders, managers and supervisors of people try to avoid, and suggestions on what you can do if you discover this is one of your tendencies. In this article we look at the remaining 10. 10 More Attributes Good Bosses Strive to Avoid Though not... Continue Reading

20 Bad Boss Attributes And How To Avoid Them

This is our third article in a series on bad bosses. Why so many articles on bad supervision? Because Gallup workplace surveys show that as many as 70% of employees feel that they are poorly supervised. And my guess is that this percentage is higher in churches and non-profits, primarily because supervisors receive little or no training in how to... Continue Reading

Steps You Can Take If You Discover You Are A Bad Boss

In our last article, Signs That You May Be A Bad Boss, we examined 12 indicators that you may be an ineffective supervisor. In this article we take a look at some steps you can take if you do discover that you are a bad boss. 6 Ways To Improve Your Supervisory Skills Inexperience causes many new or young bosses... Continue Reading

12 Signs That You May Be A Bad Boss

Nobody wants to believe that they are the problem. That’s why it is so difficult for bad bosses to admit that they really are a bad boss. It is though, a common problem, and that’s bad for businesses, for organizations, and yes, for churches. That’s why, if you supervise or are responsible for people, a little introspection now and then... Continue Reading

Solutions To The Peter Principle Problem

In our last article, “What Is The Peter Principle?” we looked at the definition, causes and examples of The Peter Principle. Luckily, there are ways to prevent employees from falling into the Peter Principle trap. In this article we will look at steps an organization can take to minimize the likelihood of the Peter Principle occurring. But first, let’s make... Continue Reading

What Is The Peter Principle?

The term “Peter Principle” was coined by Dr. Lawrence Peter, in the book by the same title. The idea of the Peter Principle is that in any hierarchal organization, with various levels of authority and responsibility, people tend to get promoted until they reach a position which they cannot perform successfully. If an individual works for an organization with top-down... Continue Reading

How To Increase Your Network

In our last article, “Why Your Network Is Your Networth” we showed why knowing how to network strategically is an incredibly powerful career and relational tool. In this article we will share some proven ways to improve your networking skills. I am a true believer of how when we let go and let God then the right people “happen to... Continue Reading