Self-Checks Prevent Your Team from Checking Out As a leader, your health impacts your team’s health and the health of your ministry. I want to help you in taking an honest look at where you stand with the basics of self-leadership. I say honest because it’s not enough to know the right things to […]
Tips for Effective Follow-Up People are constantly looking for ways to be more effective. I’ll give you two words to instantly increase productivity in your ministry: follow-up. Focused, intentional follow-up gives purpose and shows priority. The Getting Things Done method, penned by David Allen, is a great inspiration to me. Here are a couple tips […]
Are You in the Driver’s Seat? Meeting with people – check. Share your message – check. Challenge people to think and pray about their giving with focused follow-up – check. Now what?! For leaders and/or those who are in the development director role, delivery of information is only part of your responsibility. It’s the GPS. […]
Shepherding Your Time as a Leader Are you extremely productive at unimportant things? We are so capable of being so remarkably busy we can fail to consider the true importance and value of focused work on the right things. It is only through careful prayer and thought that we can hope to clearly see the […]
The How-To’s of Hiring I have great admiration for those who hire well. A mentor of mine, Woody Faulk of Chik-fil-A, has great advice for building staff: “Don’t just hire whoever washes over the bow of the ship. Go out and find great people and slowly, carefully recruit them when you know that they […]
The number one barrier to sustainability for your organization is your time. In this video, Zach Clark, Founder and CEO of Development and Leadership Coaching, shares a quick strategy to get you thinking, refocused, and back on track!
It IS possible for teams to hold each other accountable and move forward at the same time! In this video, Zach Clark, Founder and CEO of Development and Leadership Coaching, shares quick, applicable methods for aligning your team to maximize productivity.
Picture your goal. The goal that is looming. If you’re like most folks, the date – not the goal itself – springs to mind! Write this date down. Say, “hello,” to your pivot point! The pivot point, generally speaking, is the point in the giving year where givers have concluded their giving decisions for […]
It’s the little things that make all the difference. Andy Andrews is the author of the book The Little Things: Why You Really Should Sweat the Small Stuff. His perspective may go against culture in a lot of ways, but it makes so much sense. I enjoyed interviewing Andy and hearing why he became so passionate […]
I’m taking about those imaginary conversations in your head that hold you back. Don’t get overwhelmed. Get encouraged!
Zach Clark, Director of Development and Leadership Coaching, interviews author and Vice President of High Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A, Mark Miller, about his new book Leader’s Made Here and about how to help grow leaders in your organization. FIVE readers will win a copy of Mark’s new book. All you have to do is sign up […]
This is a guest post from my friend and mentor Mark Miller,Vice President of High-Performance Leadership at Chick-fil-A. Mark has had a profound impact on my life, and his thinking directly shapes our work at Development and Leadership Coaching. I want to live my life on purpose. As part of my on-going attempt to do […]
There is a constant pull toward discovering ways to be more productive and more efficient. The leaders we serve are thankfully always asking us how they can be more productive, more efficient, get more things accomplished, and manage themselves and their time better and better. We love to help them discover how to do this, […]
The reports keep coming in from leaders who experienced record giving last year. These are ordinary people who are called to lead in an extraordinary way. What did they do differently than others? Did they have a more compelling need? Did they just try harder? Maybe God just likes them better? No. They had a […]
The more you can accompany your vision with a profile that paints a picture of the life, the stronger you’re going to be in communicating your vision.
Here’s the bad news: having vision is the easy part.
The currency you are after as a development leader is not money. What you are trying to grow is the currency of influence.
How important is the next position you are seeking to fill? Does your hiring process reflect that importance?