Whether you're counseling a couple or assessing a team, understanding how the four DISC personalities interact will prevent headaches. D = dominant, I = influencer, S = steady, C = compliant (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
October 13, 2014
Pastor Steve Cartin tells of arriving at a 212 year-old church. What he found in his "new" ministry was funny, frustrating and frightening. The perfect opportunity soon turned into the perfect storm. (From a panel at Turnaround 20/20.)
October 05, 2014
Leadership Principle #56: Focus on the positive while managing the negative. “But avoid foolish debates, genealogies, quarrels, and disputes about the law, for they are unprofitable and worthless. Reject a divisive person after a first and second warning…” – Titus 3:9-10 Have you ever been in a team meeting where ...
September 26, 2014
As a C, you are analytical, conscientious, serious about life, factual and thorough. You're motivated by accuracy and quality. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 16, 2014
If you're an S, you're consistent, stable, loyal and agreeable. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 08, 2014
These leaders are people-oriented, fun-loving, inspiring and fast-paced. But there's a down side, too. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training, Aubrey Malphurs, instructor)
September 01, 2014
Understanding the different personality types will help you work with and lead people. In this clip, Aubrey Malphurs details the "D," or dominant, personality. (Excerpted from the Society for Church Consulting's training)
August 11, 2014
I’ve just taken a two month sabbatical and, hey, I know how to waste time. For example: I love to write until, out of boredom, I feel a need to begin yet another project that I may or may not finish. I love to produce video projects for non-profits and ...
July 04, 2014
You don’t have to sit through too many church staff meetings to realize that maybe—just maybe—nothing will get done. Fellowship, bonding, team building, and even Lectio divina have their place in staff gatherings, but there should also be tangible outcomes. Here are some significant ways to avoid wasting your staff’s ...
April 16, 2014
If you’re a ministry veteran, this chapter will come as no surprise to you. If you are a young leader or pastor, please don’t skip this. It will save you a lot of grief and late nights tossing and turning. I’m writing this for the very reason that this is ...
January 21, 2014