Responsibility and contribution

Responsibility and contribution

One of the most helpful things I’ve found for building solid teams is to make a distinction between responsibility and contribution. Responsibility is their job– what that person is responsible for. If it doesn’t get accomplished, they are held responsible...
Confusion of goals

Confusion of goals

“It seems to me that the perfection of means and confusion of goals seem to characterize our age.” — Albert Einstein That’s food for thought, isn’t it?  Reflect on this quote today.  What light can it shed on your ministry?
The ONE Thing

The ONE Thing

“What’s the one thing I can do (today, this week) that by doing it, everything else will be easier or unnecessary? Until my one thing is done, everything else is a distraction.” – Gary Keller The ONE Thing: The Surprisingly Simple Truth Behind...
A coaching moment

A coaching moment

Lately I’ve been thinking about the difference between a coaching relationship and a coaching moment. A coaching relationship is a formalized coaching arrangement with a beginning and ending and appointments and clear goals. A coaching moment is one of those...
Mr. Whiskers

Mr. Whiskers

A man I know was a preschool teacher for years. He had a stuffed mouse in his classroom called Mr. Whiskers. At the end of every lesson, the class discovered that Mr. Whiskers had fallen asleep and they had to tell him what he missed. I’ve found that Mr. Whiskers...