Posts with the tag “communication”

Creating Atomic Habits (Part 2)
by Jim LaDoux on October 9th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Atomic Habits by James Clear is a book that explores the science of habit formation and provides a framework for building good habits and breaking bad ones. The book introduces four laws to help individuals create and maintain effective habits which are listed below. This law emphasizes the importance of clarity and visibility in habit formation. To make a habit obvious, you can ask ...  Read More
Creating brand standards
by Jim LaDoux on September 29th, 2023
By Jim LaDoux Your brand is what others think on you. Part of what influences how others see you are determined by the components and consistency of your visual identity. To organize your visual brand identity it’s best to build a brand identity guidelines for your church that clearly describes how your logo, visual elements, colors, type, and other design styles should and shouldn’t be used for p...  Read More
Discerning God's intentions for our church
by Jim LaDoux on August 31st, 2022
By Jim LaDoux As leaders of churches, it is easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of our congregations. We can become so focused on programs and initiatives that we forget to take a step back and discern God's intentions for our church. This is where visioning teams come in. By reviewing what's working and what's not, clarifying our purpose and identity, and rethinking where God is leadi...  Read More
Becoming a virtual organization
by Jim LaDoux on February 9th, 2022
And all of a sudden, you’re leading a digital team.For most leaders, that’s a massive change…a change no one prepared them for.In our new era of border closures, social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine, pandemics and lockdowns, how do you lead a team you can’t see or talk to in person?That’s a question thousands of leaders are asking themselves.I’ve been leading a remote team now for over fi...  Read More
Write better emails
by Jim LaDoux on February 2nd, 2022
After spending the last several hours reading, replying and deleting 500+ emails in my inbox, I decided to take a short break and offer my “top 10” list on how to create emails that people actually read and respond to.If time is people’s most valuable resource, consider ways you can write emails that are easier to read, shorter to write, and quicker to reply to.Name the main point early.  Determin...  Read More
Questions to ask your team
by Jim LaDoux on January 10th, 2022
Team members need to take responsibility for ensuring the success of the team.  This requires team members to be positive and proactive.Listed below are some questions I often ask when serving on a team.  These questions help me do my best work, help me discern if I’m a good fit and help me explore ways to contribute to the team’s success.Do I know what is expected of me? If not, do I find out?Do ...  Read More