Michael Lukaszewski » Leadership

I’ve had the opportunity to start quite a few things in my life.I started a neighborhood “newspaper” as an 11-year old and sold subscriptions.  It even had a real estate section with pictures of homes for sale.I started a youth camp and ski retreat company with a youth pastor friend and we ha ...
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A little more than a month ago, I stepped down as CEO of The Rocket Company to focus on helping churches individually.  That decision was the result of three or four months of discussion.  I'm still working on Launch Pad and some other projects for the Rocket Company, but I'm focusing on coaching ...
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I’m excited to announce that enrollment to my online church growth network is now open.  I’m calling it the GROW network.This coaching network will help you create systems and strategies to prepare your church for big-time growth.  So if you’re stuck, or if you’re looking for ideas and acc ...
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My three year story with The Rocket Company has at least five chapters.I started as a contract writer.I joined the team full time to oversee the content.I became a partner in the company and starting leading the day-to-day operations.I became the CEO.I stepped back to focus on personal coaching and ...
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I attended Leadercast Live in Atlanta on May 9, 2014.  You can download my full notes in a 23-page PDF here.  But here were five of my favorite quotes.The value of a life is always measured by how much of it was given away. - Andy StanleyTreat those you lead with dignity and respect and they will ...
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I enjoy the game of golf.   I don’t play often, but when I do, I have a great time.Years ago, I had a friend who was a golf pro.  He took me to the range and showed me a couple of tricks that really helped.  He helped me straighten my shot, and added about 20 yards in length.  It felt SO GOOD ...
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Let’s talk about bosses.Here are three things I know about the typical boss/employee relationship.It’s a pay for performance thing.  You are not on the payroll because you are nice; you get paid for services rendered.It’s a transactional relationship.  You do this - you get that.  And the ...
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Here is a list of a few things I clipped into Evernote, saved for later in Feedly, or favorited on Twitter.  It's the 27th edition of Stuff I Starred.Be brave enough to say 'no' to good things. - Alysa Bajenaru, @InspiredRD“If it’s ‘all about the weekend’ then maybe it’s all about the pas ...
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A little more than a year ago, I started working on a project.The process went something like this:  idea, notes, outline, rough draft, rewrite, reorganize, give up, start back, design, layout, rewrite some more, fix problems, proof, fix problems, proof again, tell people it’s coming fix a proble ...
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Have you ever sat through a meeting and thought, “Why am I here?”Do your meetings lead to a lot of talk and only a little action?If you sent an email to your team saying the next staff meeting was optional, how many people would attend?Most team meetings aren’t effective because they don't foc ...
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WhatsNext
Last Friday, I stepped down as CEO of The Rocket Company.  There were no arguments, no shenanigans, and nothing bad happened.  I know some people will there's something going on behind the scenes, but this really is a good thing.  Henry Cloud calls it a necessary ending.For three years, I’ve ...
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Here are five of my favorite tweets from the last week."If you chop your own wood, it will warm you twice." -Henry Ford via @BenArmentIf we are free from everything and everyone, then life has no ultimate meaning. Real Love is the greatest freedom-loss of all. - @timkellernycThere are 2 elements in ...
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Three Things Every Leader Must Have
I love helping leaders.  And I’m blessed to be able to work with so many great leaders.And it’s awesome to see leaders in so many areas of life - in the home, in the workplace and in the church.  Here are three things every leader needs.1.  PurposeMost organizations know what they do. ...
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Fear-of-failure
 There are some heroic characters in the Bible.Moses, the guy who parted the Red Sea and got Charlton Heston to play him in a movie.Peter, the man who has the most famous church in the world named after himDavid, the man after God’s own heart.But most of the people you admire in the Bible wer ...
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There’s only one nation on earth that can legitimately claim to be God’s chosen people.Sorry, it’s not the United States.It’s the nation of Israel.The land flowing with milk and honey.The promised land.A nation that began when an old man and his wife had a son - a nation that came into it ...
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