Tag Archive: Change

4 Ways to Win Over Negative Team Members

#1. Don’t minimize the concerns of negative people. When you say, “It’s not that bad,” to someone who thinks it’s bad, they think that you don’t get it. You’re out of touch. They’ll… Continue reading

5 Ways to Reach Higher by Rattling Cages

Nothing frustrates leaders more than a past that keeps coming back and a future that never quite gets here. Rattle cages today or the past stumbles into the future. Successful cage rattling: Don’t… Continue reading

Surrender and the Irritating Other

Interventions come in the form of an irritating other. It’s not that people are irritating in and of themselves. Well, to be honest, some are. They’re irritating when they call us to surrender.… Continue reading

How to Face Disruptive Change and Thrive

Our response to change, challenge, or turmoil reveals more about us than it says about circumstances.  The arrival of Jesus felt like disruptive threat to some and opportunity to others. The same event… Continue reading

When the Garbage Stinks, Take it Out

There’s a garbage can in your head that’s stinking up your leadership. Garbage is your inclination to pretend you’re less than you are by clinging to old ways of thinking about yourself. Garbage… Continue reading

10 Principles of the Thorn

Comfort isn’t a solution. Recurring problems fester when comforters win. But, if you allow pain to escalate, change eventually becomes necessary. Comforters prolong problems. Discomfort motivates change. Motivation declines when you remove discomfort.… Continue reading