Tag Archives: Change

Why change often fails

Image: FreeDigitalPhotos.net   It’s the kind of problem that keeps small business owners up all night.  You know you need to make certain changes in how your business operates, but you also know the opposition that will come if you try … Continue reading

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If it ain’t broke…break it.

 FreeDigitalPhotos.net Many of us have heard all our lives  “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.”  It was a warning that messing with something that was working well might create more problems than it was worth.  That may have been good … Continue reading

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How many options are there?

One mindset that often limits our success in any endeavor is to think that we must choose between two options.  As a church leader and as a business owner I would have people ask, “Do you think we should do … Continue reading

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What are you reading?

Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones is well known for saying “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  I believe he is right. Yet, studies consistently show … Continue reading

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The Importance of Why

A few weeks ago I was talking to a mother and her college-age daughter in a church hallway after the service. Frankly, I do not remember the topic of the conversation, but I kept asking her why she wanted to … Continue reading

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Winning with People

I occasionally speak to groups of pastors and leaders of smaller churches. One of the things I tell them is that if they are not good working with people they will not be successful in a smaller church. In the … Continue reading

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Continuous improvement

For years we’ve been taught “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” This now needs to be changed to “If it ain’t broke, break it because it will soon be obsolete.” I recently read one person’s estimation that 80 percent … Continue reading

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