Category: Leadership

On June 24, 2013

Why Organizational Growth Is Like Being Addicted To Drugs

When I was on staff at an organization years back, we talked about growth all the time. What are we doing to get more money? What are we doing to get more customers? What are we doing to get more people signed up? Why aren’t we bigger? Why aren’t we growing as fast as we
On December 3, 2012

Why I Almost Burned Out

When we started The Rocket Company four years ago no one would take my call.  Starting any venture is hard and starting from scratch & doing it alone is pretty miserable.  I spent most of my time reaching out to people & hearing the words, “NO”.  Also, 86% of churches are broke or at breakeven
On November 7, 2012

The Pain of Moving From A Struggling Start Up To A Sustainable Company

When I started creating our organization four years ago, I was scared to death we were going to fail.  My circumstances were: A one-year old child A wife that wanted to be a full-time, stay-at-home mom Only $36,000 saved in the bank No contracts signed with potential clients An idea that I thought MIGHT work
On August 16, 2012

Right This Very Second

There are two types of people. People that talk about doing stuff People that do stuff Which one are you? I can’t tell you how many convos I have with people that want to do stuff.  Here are some of the things I hear: I want to travel more I want to get out of
On May 23, 2012

How To Run Off Leaders From Your Team

Sharing war stories of being stabbed in the back, hurt & let down is common among leaders. Pastors talk about the staff member that was against the vision. Business leaders talk about that partner that was just in it for the money. Married people speak about that truly selfish ex. After we have been hurt
On May 16, 2012

Are You An Exhausted Leader?

Tired leaders are everywhere. Actually, it’s a badge of honor to be tired in a lot of circles.  I am constantly around people that talk about the long hours, lack of sleep, & crazy travel schedules. Here is the deal:  I used to be one of these guys that bragged about how hard I worked.
On May 4, 2012

How To Treat Clients & Build A Massive Tribe

We recently had someone write an article on our organization about how we treat people.  This article was written by Brian Dodd & he has an excellent leadership blog. This was observed from a 3rd party.  If someone was going to write about your company, church, or non-profit, what would they write? Here are 32
On April 30, 2012

I Hate Networking

When I first started our organization I was told, “you need to be in a networking group.”  I heard quotes like, “your network determines your net worth.”  So I did what every good little entrepreneur started doing, networking. I Googled “Neworking” & here was the top result: Business networking is a socioeconomic activity by which groups of like-minded businesspeople recognize,
On April 25, 2012

Keeping The Main Thing The Main Thing

Here are my notes from Jeff Henderson’s breakout at Orange Conference 2012.  He spoke about Priorities.  Jeff is on the team with Preaching Rocket.  Preaching Rocket is one of our organizations that serves churches. Keeping the main thing the main thing is not an easy thing “The role of the leader is to keep the