The Power of Eating Grits and Training Leaders

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I’ve been eating grits for breakfast almost every day since I was a kid. Grits were likely among the first solid foods I ate as a baby! I can confidently say, “I LOVE grits!” But until my recent visit to Zimbabwe to train pastors and church leaders February 27-March 5, 2016, I have never had grits three times every day! Yea that’s right. Grits for breakfast! Grits for lunch! Grits for supper! As much as I love grits, having them three times each day was a real stretch for my spoiled palate! I was there to invest in forty-two Pastors and church leaders from several denominations. They ranged in age ...

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 7)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number seven is: Effective Change Requires Embracing a New Way of Life. In the end, change introduces a new culture that affects all who are in it, including the leaders; but the change is not guaranteed to remain until it is fully embraced as, “the way things ought to be”. The DNA of the new culture can be influenced, but it cannot be totally controlled. In some ways it has a life of its own, and often impacts other areas in addition to those that leaders intend. …

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 6)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number six is: Effective Change Requires Celebrating the Wins. What is the win? Why must we celebrate them? We do so, in part because, each person embraces change at a different pace. Pioneers embrace change the fastest, and usually find themselves as leaders in the change process.

7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change (Part 5)

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*Be sure to check out Part One of my blog series, “7 Requirements for Leading Your Team Through Change,” by clicking here!   Requirement number five is: Effective Change Requires Time, Patience, and Commitment. It seems to be a part of human nature to resist change.  I have heard it said, “The only person who loves a change is a baby with a dirty diaper!” I clearly recall resisting the mobile phone and the personal computer. It took a few years after their invention before I “bought in.” Today, I can’t imagine life without either. As a leader, it’s likely taken you months, or even years to clearly see and embrace …