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Three reasons your vision is just a concept (and why you need a Brand Cue Card to turn it into action)

Three reasons your vision is just a concept (and why you need a Brand Cue Card to turn it into action)

I frequently hear from exasperated leaders who struggle with a big hurdle: “I can’t get anywhere with our vision. Nobody is committed to it, nothing is changing, and I can’t figure out why.” 

The vision’s on the wall, but no one is implementing it.

The pressure of clarity

The pressure of clarity

As a church, communications AND clarity advocate, a lot of people have come to me asking what I think about churchclarity.com (a new web site attempting to pressure pastors and churches to disclose their positions on LGBT issues). I've had so many inquiries, in fact, I thought it would be helpful to share a personal reflection here. 

Six places to get a fresh perspective about racism

Six places to get a fresh perspective about racism

I try (keyword: try) not to speak out on topics when I am pressured, emotional, ill-informed or inexperienced. Every time I give in under one of those circumstances, my noble intentions cause more harm than good.