You may have a richly talented staff . . . but do they get along? You may lead a team achieving incredible results, but does that team function with relational integrity? You may preach the value of trust, but is that value being modeled in all areas of your organization? As a leader, are you intentionally developing a culture of trust and integrity, or are you inadvertently contributing to a culture of suspicion and concealment?
What makes a great staff . . . great? What causes people to look at your organization and think, Now there's a team that knows how to work together? What's the secret to becoming a productive, relationally healthy organization? The answers to these questions are found in one simple habit that every leader and organization can embrace immediately.
Uncertainty is a permanent part of the leadership landscape. It never goes away. Actually, it’s what makes leadership necessary. The challenge for leaders is not to remove uncertainty, but to navigate it successfully.
Your vision is the lifeblood of your organization. It should be coursing through the minds and hearts of those you lead, focusing their creativity and galvanizing their efforts. Together, you and your team will strive to make your vision a reality. But in order for that to happen, you've got to make your vision stick. That's your responsibility as the leader.
We all have systems, processes, and methods that we emply, and these systems elicit specific behaviors in ourselves, our families, our friends, and our co-workers. If your organization or staff isn't obtaining maximum performance, it may be because the systems you have put in place are ineffective to achieve a significant outcome.
The most powerful way to impact your community is to have them come and see what a vibrant community of faith looks like. In this session, Andy Stanley reveals three essential ingredients of an irresistible ministry environment and follows each ingredient with probing questions to help you define where you are and where you need to be.
Momentum. What is it? Why is it important? How do you get it? Once you have it, how do you keep it?
The Power of Momentum series takes a practical approach to unlocking the secrets of creating and sustaining momentum. Through examples of application, you will learn the systems and tactics that fuel personal, organizational, and ministry progress.
In "Creating a Culture of Continual Improvement," Andy Stanley asks the hard questions, uncovers the assumptions that are driving our organizations, and helps us examine what in our organization has momentum and what needs to go.
A leader's natural tendency is to suppose that tensions within teams, staffs, and organizations are problems that must be ultimately solved. In reality, great organizations learn how to leverage the necessary tensions of organizational life for the sake of progress, leaving many tensions purposely unresolved, but needing to be managed. In this video series, Andy Stanley explains that organizational progress depends not on resolving, but instead successfully managing healthy tensions.
As leaders, we want to leave our mark on the world - to leave a mark on our families, our churches, our communities, and, ultimately, to make the world a better place. Every leader will leave a mark. The ultimate question is, what kind of mark will you leave and how will you know the nature of your legacy?
There are five ideas Andy Stanley can't shake, five thoughts typed up large and loud on slips of paper plastered on the bookshelves in his study—pivotal concepts that when addressed could shape the church and the communities we live in. What are they? What do they mean for you . . . and your team?