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June 24, 2013

3 Tips To Help You Be The WORST Leader You Can Be

There are so many posts and books about "How To Be A Better Leader."  I've written a few and have read even more.  So, I thought I would take a different route and give you a couple of tips on how to be a bad leader - in fact, the WORST leader you can be! 1)  Be Unpredictable If you want to be a bad leader, make it hard for your team to know what you want, what you think, or what mood you will be in.  Volunteers hate it when they have to guess what you feel is the […]
July 9, 2012

Three Reasons You Might Be Losing The Boys In Your Kids Ministry

I came across this TED talk the other day, and it very much intrigued me.  For those unfamiliar with TED - it is a gathering place for some of the smartest and insightful people on the planet.  Every day, there are new talks (5-15 minutes in length) that vary in topic from psychology to art to science to quantum physics.  They are found at TED.com. This particular talk is by Ali Carr-Chellman, an instructional designer and author who studies the most effective ways to teach kids and to make changes at school.  In this talk she pinpoints three reasons boys are […]
January 30, 2012

Drop The Excuses

We all have our favorite excuses why we haven't done the things we know we should do.  Taking risks, expanding our horizons, making significant life and habit changes - all of these things are held back by our favorite excuses: *  I'm comfortable with the way things are, so I don't really need to change. *  I'll probably fail, so why even try? *  It'll take too long to change. *  People will criticize me if I try this. As I write in my book, I Blew It!, excuses are perpetual blinders.  With them, we can stay stuck for a […]
January 25, 2012

Book Review: "Jumping The Track" by Roger Fields

When I first began seeing Roger tweet about the book he was writing, he was billing it as "The Kidz Blitz Story."  That is a major understatement!  While this book does chronicle the story of how the Kidmin phenomenon KIDZ BLITZ got started, it is so much more than that! "Jumping The Track" is Roger's story.  It's the story of a man who refused to follow the mold set by others in ministry.  It's the story of a man's struggle with his own overwhelmingly shy personality to become a mesmerizing stage host and people-person.  It's the story of a man […]
August 1, 2011

Here we go!

I have been asked the same question for several years, "When are you going to start blogging?"  I have always had a lot of different answers.  "I don't have time."  "It's not my thing."  "It's a passing fad."  All true thoughts, but not the real reasons.  Time to come clean. The truth is, I have avoided getting into the BLOGosphere because: 1)  I didn't think I had anything new to add. There are already so many Kidmin bloggers out there like Sam Luce, Tony Kummer, Kenny Conley, Gina McClain, and others.  I wasn't sure that ONE MORE VOICE was needed. […]