Reducing Bed Bug Infestations

A resurgence in bed bugs (Cimex lectularius) across the country has occurred. Hotels, schools, movie theaters, retail establishments, and other public areas have been hit hard. Bed bugs can easily move from a public space into your home, apartment, or student dorm — these tiny insects love to travel. Fortunately, if your living space does […]

The Best Tool for Church Communication?

So, as I speak or write about communication leadership and decision-making exercises like the Perceived Opportunity Analysis Tool (or POAT), inevitably, people want to know what I think is THE best tool for church communication: Should we be doing Facebook? What do you think of Constant Contact? Is it time to get rid of the […]

Don’t Get “Iggy” with It…

Ensure a Solid Communication Strategy to a Avoid Getting a Bad Rap. Australian rapper, songwriter and model Iggy Azalea is known for doing some pretty outrageous things. But perhaps Azalea’s most outrageous act of all is her recent, widely publicized penchant for rapping about, well, nothing at all. While “Funny or Die” poked fun at […]

Part 2, The 15-Point Safety Check and Lube Job – Uh, Checklist for Communication Leadership

In our last section, I talked about how communication leadership includes having the “right tools.” Later in this short series, I’ll discuss the role played by Project Management Systems and Habits. In this article, I’ll talk about the importance of developing the role of “editor” within a church. This role is crucial to leading effective, […]

Part 1, The 15-Point Safety Check and Lube Job – Uh, Checklist for Communication Leadership

You know, when it’s time to get your car serviced…or maybe you’re about to buy one of those pre-certified automobiles, and you see that big list of stuff they promise to do? The 175-point safety inspection? The 45-point we’re-gonna-lubricate-every-square-inch-of-this-thing guarantee? Who knows whether 45 or 100 is the magic number, but you’re supposed to get […]

Whoa…How Much Paper?

We don’t think much about the paper that we use everyday for sending memos, faxes and other important communications with everyone from clients to constituents. After all, paper is just a natural part of everyday life, right? Earth Day — celebrated every April 22nd — offers the critical opportunity to revisit this misconception and take a […]

Earth Day All Day? More like all Year With One Call Now

The other day a friend emailed and asked, “So, what are you guys doing for Earth Day?” I didn’t know how to respond. I just don’t think about the concept in terms of a single day. But, the question piqued my curiosity, so I did a Google search on the subject. It yielded lots of […]

Teach Your Children Well: 4 Ways to Celebrate Earth Day

A Native American proverb says, “We do not inherit the earth from our ancestors, we borrow it from our children.” With the theme of, “It’s Our Turn to Lead,” 2015’s Earth Day proposes that we are at a momentous juncture which will require an equally momentous response from world leaders. In addition to adding your […]