Leadership

There’s a difference between leadership and management. Some with authority over others are great managers but not great leaders. Others excel at leadership but struggle with management. Personally, I value leadership over management. I’m grateful for the many leadership opportunities I’ve had over the years…

Experience

As much as I’d like to think I learn well through formal training and education, the reality is that virtually all of us learn best from experience. I have studied ministry and business in classes and books, but nothing compares to the real life education I have received through my years of church and corporate experiences…

Management

Management is an art. And while management often involves processes and products, its greatest challenges and rewards come from managing people. Businesses love to proclaim that their most valuable asset is their people. Such pronouncements often fall short of reality when push comes to shove. I hope the people I have managed would say I treated them with value…

Education

There are basics acquired in formal education that prepare you for a productive career. Discipline, communication skills, research skills, and respect for authority are just a few of the things people should learn through higher education experiences. My training at Oklahoma Baptist University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary gave me gifts and skills that are truly priceless…

Training

I love teaching and training. I believe the greatest need of the church today is leadership development. I expect my remaining years to be focused on training and leadership development, but whatever is to come will be based on the great experiences and opportunities I’ve had over the years…