Using 360-degree evaluations for improved performance

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In work or professional settings, the best feedback is face-to-face. However, I have found it is very difficult and utopian to expect that everyone will act this way. As a result, we have implemented the use of 360 feedback as a part of our annual reviews and, on occasion, as a part of time-sensitive feedback needs.

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3 leadership practices every young minister can do right now

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I recently had coffee with a young(er) minister. He asked a great question: What can I do right now? The young minister (he’s around 20) wanted to know how he could lead better. Starting today. He caught me a bit off guard. After all, leadership is learned and refined over time. Pastors spend years growing. He knew that, but he also wanted to know what could be done immediately.

I’m not that far removed from being a “young” pastor (at 35, many might still categorize me in this way), but I have learned — some things the hard way — from pastoring for 10 years. There are a few practices young ministers can do right now that will help them grow immediately. Here are three leadership practices I shared with him.

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Continuing education options for busy pastors–new eBook available

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Discover how an advanced-degree can prepare you to lead your church more effectively. From Christian leadership, to urban and cross-cultural ministry and beyond, this eBook can open the door to various fields in Christian ministry.

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So you want to be a great boss? 4 tips

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Here are 4 keys to being the best boss you can be. These keys apply to parents and coaches, as well.

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What to expect if you’re a church’s first Millennial pastor

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A big wave is coming towards the church. It’s the swell of retiring Boomer pastors. Most Boomer pastors are currently between the ages of 50 and 68. They won’t all retire at once, so this wave won’t crash into the church like a tsunami. However, I don’t believe the North American church is prepared to replace these pastors.

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Never Again: The Little Things Really Do Count

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When it comes to risk management, a few extra steps — literally — can prevent a tragedy.

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Business training for pastors is gaining ground

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“A church isn’t a business. But, running one does require some business management techniques.”

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Fighting fear with faith

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“Our Journey of Hope” — a vital new program from Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA) — equips pastors to minister to members with cancer.

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Radical turnarounds are made of these

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Trust, confidence, leadership – but the greatest is vision.

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What can churches learn from hospitality field?

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Know your target, put metrics in place, and push the envelope are just a few lessons.

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