Leadership Lessons… from Stephen Covey

For the next few days, I’m going to be doing a blog “mini-series” to highlight some of the important truths I’ve taken away from the time I’ve spent studying great leaders – namely, Stephen Covey, Dale Carnegie and Zig Ziglar. All three of these men have a lot they can teach us about being effective with people. And let’s face … Read More


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Monday Proflections – July 23, 2008

I’m looking forward to another great week here in the greatest city in the world: Monday – Today is staff and worship planning meetings. One exercise we are doing today as a staff is asking the question “How do we WOW people when they first walk into church on Sunday?” I’m looking forward to this brainstorming meeting – I’ll post … Read More


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Voicemail to Text Mail: Ask Nelson Reply

Received this question from David Henderson, Pastor of Eagle’s Landing Church in Port Richey, FL. “In a recent Time Management post you mentioned that you have automated your cell phone voice mail ‘by having voice messages automatically sent to me as text messages.’  How are you doing this?” Thanks David!  Here’s two websites that do this for you: www.YouMail.com – … Read More


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Character and Reputation

“Character is like a tree, and reputation is like a shadow. The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing.” — Abraham Lincoln, 16th President of the United States


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Activate Hits Bookstores!

My latest book (co-authored with Kerrick) hits bookstores today! I’m very excited about this new book on small groups.  The book has been available on-line for a few weeks and is doing great.  In fact, I still think Amazon.com is the best place to purchase the book. The goal of the book is to help you build a small groups … Read More


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How close are you to Hartford, CT?

On Friday, Bob Franquiz will be teaching my seminar on Assimilation in Hartford, CT. If you are within driving distance (i.e., within an 10 hour drive!) then I highly recommend you make it to this seminar. Someone told me recently that Bob actually teaches the seminar better than I do – but I’m in denial for now. Bob is a … Read More


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A Miraculous Story – New Podcast

Most of you know Roy Mansfield as a Teaching Pastor at The Journey or the Director of Church Leader Insights or my colleague on several resources or the monthly podcasts but how much do you really know about him? Well, in this month’s new podcast the truth comes out!  No, I’m not talking about his difficulties with the cops or … Read More


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Monday Proflections – June 16 – 21

Here’s at what’s going on this week with me and Church Leader Insights (CLI) that might be of interest to you: Monday – I’m away today for a writing day – working on my next book (I can’t tell you the title yet but one of the goals of the book is to bridge the gap between attractional and missional … Read More


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