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The Cost of ‘Arriving’ in Ministry

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Are you a better minister this year than you were last year? What are you doing to ensure you are? I’ve heard leadership gurus ask, “Can you get just 5% better this year as a leader?”

In his book, Elevate, Rich Horwath talks about the lack of intentional improvement amongst leaders. I think his ideas also apply to ministry leaders.

Horwath explains how many professionals, especially athletes, spend 90% of their time practicing and only 10% performing in competition. Amongst business executives, that number is reversed. In fact, as Horwath points out, research from a recent HR study shows that senior executives receive the least amount of training of all company employees, and close to half of those received no training or development during the past year.

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