1. Time: you can’t spend it twice


    16/10/2018 by Chris Green

    As Peter Drucker pointed out the first question anyone who wants to become an effective leader has to answer is, where did my time go?

  2. Why you should choose heroes who disagree


    11/10/2018 by Chris Green

    Like you, your heroes are average at almost everything they do – you’ve just shone a light onto the brilliant bit.

  3. The blessings and curses of evening meetings


    08/10/2018 by Chris Green

    If you want people to focus and contribute, you need to help them keep in the game.  And that gets harder as the clock keeps moving.

  4. After a really frustrating morning with email, here are my two mistakes


    03/10/2018 by Chris Green

    Here’s a snapshot of what turned out to be a really frustrating morning. At the beginning, I had around eight …
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  5. Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner version 3.0

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    26/09/2018 by Chris Green

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    I’ve updated my review of Michael Hyatt’s Full Focus Planner, as it’s now in its third edition.  Summary: It’s even …
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  6. The three times of year to plan Christmas

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    26/09/2018 by Chris Green

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    For pastors, Christmas never really goes away.  It sits there in our diaries, all year round, making a slight dent.

  7. The dangers of being an experienced preacher


    24/09/2018 by Chris Green

    One of the great gifts that teaching at seminary gave me, was that I was forced to say out loud, in a copyable manner, the route I take from text to sermon.  In fine detail. It forced me to become conscious of what I knew and did.

Shortlisted for “Most Inspiring Leadership Blog, 2018”

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God, Suffering and Joy

A conversation between me (with cancer) and Michael (with Multiple Sclerosis)

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