As I’m studying and preparing for Holy Week, the courage of Jesus Christ has captured my focus. There is so much that can be learned about courageous leadership as he faced the cross. Here are seven keys to Jesus’ courage that quickly stand out to me: 1. Courageous leaders shatter preconceived ideas. 2. Courageous leaders […]Read more "7 Keys To Courageous Leadership"
Strategic planning, mission statements, career paths, growth goals, financial projections, blueprints and vision casting, ministry maps, all of these are important steps to accomplishing a task, but none of these actually accomplish anything. I love taking the time to plan and strategize, but too often leaders (especially in the church), make the mistake of confusing […]Read more "It’s All About Execution"
Yesterday, I watched the whole Bronco/Viking game and I’ve decided it’s time for me to jump on the Tim Tebow bandwagon. What he’s doing in the NFL is amazing & he’s making a lot of “analysts” look downright stupid. In a day when so many daily sports stories are shocking and disheartening, Tim Tebow should […]Read more "Jumping on the Tebow Bandwagon"
If you think you are beaten, you are. If you think you dare not, you don’t If you like to win but think you can’t, It’s almost a cinch you won’t. If you think you’ll lose, you’re lost. For out in the world we find Success begins with a fellow’s will It’s all in the […]Read more "The Victor"
We did not prevail in our quest for a championship on Saturday (11/5/11). We lost the Section 1 Championship to Croton High School 21-7. The game was a tough battle and could have still gone either way until Croton scored its third touchdown with 3:37 let in the fourth quarter. It was a great season […]Read more "Update on Championship Saturday"
Today the wait is finally over. This is my eleventh season coaching high school football, and I’ve never coached in a game of this magnitude before. As a coach, I’ve coached League Championship teams (2) and lost a one, but I’ve never coached in a Sectional Championship before. To add to the drama of the […]Read more "Championship Saturday"
Trust is an essential element of any team, whether that’s a church staff or a sports team. Here are 7 reasons why TRUST is a must: 1. Trust heightens focus. You can’t focus on the task at hand if you have doubts about the motives of your team mates. 2. Trust creates a positive environment […]Read more "7 Reasons TRUST Is A Must"
One of the reasons I love coaching football so much is because it is the ultimate team sport. Most other team sports can be dominated by one outstanding player. It’s very difficult for one person to do that in football; someone else must block, tackle, pass or catch in order for success. As a coaching […]Read more "Letting Go of “EGO”"
There is a great coaching adage used in football, “The low man always wins”. This simple statement can/should also be applied to the life of a leader in the church. Spiritual leaders are to exhibit humility and meekness in all that they say and do. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but […]Read more "“Low Man Wins”"
Continuing the series of posts about goals: 1. Recognize that this will involve change. Change can be stressful but without change there will be NO Progress. 2. You must have a vision. 3. Must have Daily Disciplined Accountability. 4. You must be a “team player” (cooperative attitude). 5. Must stay in shape physically, mentally and […]Read more "How To Reach Your Goals"