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Why Effective Teams Work Why Effective Teams Work
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Why Effective Teams Work

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 3, 2019

Most of us have been on a sports team in our life. Your family is a team. You’re part of a team at work. If you’ve ever been part of a successful team, all six of these things were there . . . Common Purpose –Teams exist for a purpose. Effective teams are focused on their…

Leading with Influence Leading with Influence
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Leading with Influence

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 30, 2019

Every day, I’m more aware of the influence people have on others. Leaders are people who have influence and use it for a purpose. Leaders are always leading . . . in one direction or the other. In truth, leadership is really more about the who than the what. We in the church have sometimes…

Three Questions to Ask About Your Leaders Three Questions to Ask About Your Leaders
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Three Questions to Ask About Your Leaders

Posted by Regi Campbell on September 9, 2019

Years ago, I heard a motivational speech by Lou Holtz, the famous football coach. He said there are three questions everyone should ask about their leaders . . . Can I trust him? Does he know what he’s talking about? Does he care about me? If you’re an alliteration guy or you want extra credit,…

Who Do You Follow? Who Do You Follow?
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Who Do You Follow?

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 19, 2019

I’ll bet the word “follow” is used a billion times more today than it was ten years ago, before Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Back then, we played games like follow the leader. And we thought about following the directions or not following too closely when we were driving. Or we got nervous if we felt…

Don’t Be a Sheepdog Leader Don’t Be a Sheepdog Leader
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Don’t Be a Sheepdog Leader

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 13, 2018

When I visited New Zealand years ago, I saw a demonstration of the well-trained working sheepdogs who daily move the sheep from place to place. Incredibly quick and extremely tenacious, the dogs reminded me of some of the bosses I’ve had and unfortunately, of some of my own leadership early on. I thought I was…

Wisdom Followed Wisdom Followed
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Wisdom Followed

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 10, 2018

No matter how many principles or pithy quotes we develop, wisdom is useless when ignored. It has to be applied, meaning we have to lean on the wisdom of our examined experience, on the wisdom of wise counselors God has put in our lives, make the best decision we can, and then trust God for…

Wisdom Found Wisdom Found
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Wisdom Found

Posted by Regi Campbell on December 7, 2018

I believe wisdom starts with ambition. A hungry person wants to learn, wants to become wise. Whether to help themselves or to help others, the wise people I know started seeking wisdom when they were young. They curate principles, constantly adding new ones to their ‘wisdom bank’ and forgetting ones that didn’t pan out. Wisdom…

Radical Wisdom Radical Wisdom
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Radical Wisdom

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 8, 2018

If you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, you probably already know this, but . . . over the course of the sixty-five years I’ve been awake and conscious, I’ve been a collector of principles. Even before I became a Jesus-follower, I picked up “work smart and not so hard” from my boss…

Action vs. Analysis Action vs. Analysis
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Action vs. Analysis

Posted by Regi Campbell on October 4, 2018

Ok, here I go again, quoting my friend John Richie . . . “Action reveals options analysis will never find.”  I like this quote because it agrees with so many others woven into the fabric of my being. Like . . . “You can’t steer a parked car.” “Ready, fire, aim.” “Try it, do it,…

There Are No Jokes There Are No Jokes
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There Are No Jokes

Posted by Regi Campbell on August 30, 2018

I used to think I could poke fun at people about their foibles. About height, weight, lack of athleticism, mispronounced words, and personal idiosyncrasies. Hey, we’re all big boys, right? We can take it so why not dish it out? I’ve learned that it’s not true. There are no jokes when it comes to peoples’…

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