Mediocre and the Status Quo

When you think of mediocre, what comes to mind? My first thought is that it’s “just OK.” It’s ordinary, or of moderate quality. It’s neither good nor bad. It’s barely adequate; just run-of-the-mill. If you needed an operation, would you look for surgeon who’s mediocre? The same question applies if you were building your dream […]

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It’s summertime, where did everybody go?

By Mike Klockenbrink The hazy days of summer can be a strange thing. It’s a time when kids get out of school, people go on vacation, and some ministries seem to slow down or take the summer off. The office during the week can at times seem like a ghost town. Am I the only […]

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Clear and simple pathways

This isn’t just about asking for directions or how to read a map. It’s about clear and simple instructions or communication about the path itself.

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I choose life

For many of you this is not a new idea.

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The scary review process

Whenever you mention the two little words “review time,” most people start to get nervous.

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Is everyone on the same page?

“Let’s get everyone on the same page.” I’ve heard this so many times that it has become diluted as to what it really means.

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Working in the Hundred Acre Wood

The old grey donkey, Eeyore, stood by himself in a thistly corner of the Forest, his front feet well apart, his head on one side, and thought about things.

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Identity theft?

On the outside, this is who I see.

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Staff development: what does this really mean?

You need to develop your staff. The staff needs development.

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Take time to slow down

It’s just a season. I remember saying on many occasions, “Get ready, this is the start of our busy season.”

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