Teams Always Beat Superstars

We live in a culture that values superstars. While a superstar may sell jerseys, it is teamwork that wins championships. This was proven once again tonight when the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Miami Heat in five games. Many would argue that Lebron James is the best basketball player in the game today, yet there’s … Continue reading Teams Always Beat Superstars

Attitude Makes All The Difference

Denis Waitley says, "The winner's edge is not in a gifted birth, in a high IQ, or in talent. The winner's edge is in the attitude, not aptitude." Talent alone is not enough to sustain effective leadership. It’s your attitude that makes the difference. Our attitudes often determine whether we fail or succeed. Leaders with … Continue reading Attitude Makes All The Difference

#9 – Productive Conflict

"Productive conflict" seems like an oxymoron to most teams. If you’re anything like me, the words “productive” and “conflict” don’t seem like they should even be in the same sentence, unless, of course, that sentence reads something like: “Conflict is not productive.” But think about it, all great relationships...the ones that last for the long … Continue reading #9 – Productive Conflict

Leaders Help People Grow

It is the role of the leader to create environments where people can grow both personally and professionally. One of the best way to do this is by creating shared experiences for your team to grow. In Developing the Leaders Around You, John Maxwell shared three approaches he uses to grow team members. Every church … Continue reading Leaders Help People Grow

Are Your Policies Killing Your Team?

Rules, policies, and many procedures are often just a scapegoat for real leadership. They are often an attempt to “fix” something we’d rather avoid. It’s easier to create a blanket policy for your entire team then have a difficult conversation with an individual team member. But the truth is, there's nothing more ridiculous than when … Continue reading Are Your Policies Killing Your Team?