The Search Process in 3 Steps

The Search Process in 3 Steps

In the last several entries, I have been addressing the matter of hiring new key staff members. If you have followed along, you will have read about common pitfalls and the importance of self-assessment before actively searching for your new team member. In this post,...

How can a person function as a catalyst?

Many years ago I was a chemistry major. Although I did not go into medicine as planned, I did learn about catalysts… and recently realized that in my chosen vocation of helping churches grow and change, I serve as a catalyst myself. A catalyst is a substance that...

Good intentions aren’t enough

As I reflect on my coaching and consulting work, I can see that virtually everyone has good intentions. People don’t lack for good intentions. We want to see good things happen. We want to see people get into discipleship relationships. We want to see people...

An outside perspective

It may be counter-intuitive, but sometimes even when you know precisely what needs to happen, it takes outside perspective to increase the leverage for change. As Jesus said, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town and in his own home” Matthew 13:57....

The Logan Leadership approach to consulting

Can you see so much more potential for your ministry than is currently being lived out? Are you frustrated with the status quo and discouraged by failed attempts? Do you lead a congregation in decline that could be growing instead? We can help. You can meet needs in...

Cheeseburger, cheeseburger

When you approach something from a consultant perspective, you need to see what the church needs… not just your area of specialty. Instead, a good consultant sorts out their needs and approaches the situation appropriately, referring to the appropriate tools for...

Process leadership skills, part 6

If you are a consultant working with a group, this 6-part series covers 18 best practices for facilitating learning and engagement during a consultation session. To find the whole list once the series is complete, search “process leadership skills” in my blog.  ...