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How to: Make New Year’s Goals That Stick, Not Fizzle

Meredith Mahon Morris January 16, 2012

To be a successful cat herder – or, I mean, to be a successful ministry team staff member, is to be strategic with your time and where you focus your energies. One of the best ways to do that is to make a list of goals for the year. Have you made a list of goals you want to achieve in the office this year? I encourage you to do so.

You may be asking, “where do I start, how do I make a list of goals?” A good way to start is by examining what are some of the ministry goals and plans for this year.


Getting Your New Year’s Wish: Better Planning

Meredith Mahon Morris December 29, 2011

Here’s what I’ve seen: The distance between creating an idea to implementing said idea can be as wide as the Grand Canyon. Sometimes leadership gets so excited about an idea, they think, “why not take the new strategy or new event announced today, and implement it by this weekend?” Below, I’m going to address leaders directly – but first, I have a few ideas for staff in this position.


Data Cleanup Best Practices: Advice from One Who’s Been There

Meredith Mahon Morris September 29, 2011

No joke, when I heard Lesley Baker was joining the staff at ACS Technologies, the first word that popped into my head was: “Score!” Lesley was a longtime ACS Technologies client – a super-user, really – and a popular speaker at our annual Ideas to Impact Conference. Now, she’s an Implementation Specialist, and we’re delighted… Continue Reading »

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