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Jet Ski vs. Scuba Diving

We are a jet ski generation. Fast. Loud. Powerful. Exhilarating. Adrenalin. And you can cover a lot of distance in a short amount of time. But it’s all on the surface. Scuba diving is a totally different experience. Slow. Quiet. Deep. Beauty. Scuba diving takes a whole different set of equipment and skill. There is…
Lance Witt
October 27, 2014
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The Path Less Traveled Is…

I have asked my good friend Kervin Raugust to write a guest blog.  He serves at as the Lead Pastor of Global Church Ministries at Centre Street Church in Calgary.  In recent years he has had his own life-changing journey of learning to pay attention to his soul. The Path Less Travelled is…The Path of…
Lance Witt
March 6, 2012
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The Art of the Gracious Release

Just recently I had a pastor friend call me about a problem with a staff member. It had all the normal ingredients of a typical staff “situation”… poor chemistry, philosophy of ministry difference, and colliding expectations. The bottom line is that “it just wasn’t working” and everybody knew it. As we talked, it was clear…
Lance Witt
February 28, 2012
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Write It Down

Every great leader must master the art of the “hard conversation.” Whether it is talking with an underperforming staff member, addressing a problem with your staff team, firing an employee or discussing a rift in a friendship, hard conversations are inevitable. None of us like having the “hard conversation," and if you do enjoy them…
Lance Witt
February 22, 2012
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Start Where You Are

One of the most common questions I get asked regarding the health of a team or an organization is this one: “what if I’m not in charge?” If you are not leading the team or running the organization, how much can you really influence it’s health? It’s a fair question. And, if you are not…
Lance Witt
February 18, 2012
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Cranky Christians

As we get older we tend to mellow. There are many things that I used to get so uptight about that just don’t matter that much any more. But there is one area where I am not more mellow. In fact, the truth is I am less mellow and tolerant about this than I used…
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September 20, 2011