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Mentoring: Where Young and Old Collide
Mentoring: Where Young and Old Collide 284 300 The Provisum Group

“When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was astonished at how much the old man had learned in seven years.” – Mark Twain Wisdom is the byproduct of experience. Experience is the…

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Three Hiring Strategies to Increase Business Expertise in Your Church
Three Hiring Strategies to Increase Business Expertise in Your Church 300 225 The Provisum Group

The church is not a business. The church just conducts business. This is a difficult reality for certain churches to grasp. Some church leaders want to believe that no business acumen is required for running a church. While minimal business involvement may work some missional-style expressions of church, there are still many other churches that…

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When Business Acumen and the Pastor’s Vision Collide
When Business Acumen and the Pastor’s Vision Collide 555 417 The Provisum Group

If an undertaking is meant to create margin, someone at the table has to talk about such practical considerations as price, cost, and return on investment. A committee will tell you, “These are the must-have.” “This is a have-to.” The voice of business wants to cut “must-haves” and “have-tos” in order to create margin that…

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Conflict Isn’t Always Bad
Conflict Isn’t Always Bad 1024 640 The Provisum Group

Conflict isn’t always bad. In fact, it’s often a catalyst for growth.   High-capacity leaders have a tendency to create friction with one another. Yet if a leader stewards this type of tension, it has the potential to lead to new growth in the organization. But let’s be real here and say that human beings…

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