Leaders Define Reality // Patty Proverb #1

Leaders define reality What’s really going on with your organization? Are you honest with yourself? Are things good, really? If someone were to ask the people who work...

Lay Hands Hastily On No One | Patty Proverb #8

Lay Hands Hastily On No One I think in almost any circumstance, it is wise to lay hands on no one, than the wrong person....

The Second Decision // Patty Proverb #7

Always Have the Courage and Humility to Make the Second Decision When I was in college, I was an RA (Resident Assistant) in the older...

People Are Always Down w/ What They Are Not Up On...

People Are Always Down With What They Are Not Up On Gossip occurs when there is not enough information. If they don't know about something...

How Do You Handle Other People’s Failure? | Patty Proverb #6

People don’t remember so much your failure as they do your claims about their failure As leaders, we know that we fail. And in those...

Patty Proverbs

When I was in college @ Multnomah University, I had a professor named, Dr. Steve Patty. In his class on Managing Church Ministries, Dr....

Good Leaders Serve Twice // Patty Proverb #4

Good Leaders Serve Twice Lock-Ins are not my favorite thing to do in the first place, so the fact that the students had trashed the...

The Parsley Principle | Patty Proverb #5

The Parsley Principle What is the difference between a $15 and a $30 steak? A piece of parsley. Good idea vs. best idea. Often add something...

Do the Right Things | Patty Proverb #9

Between doing the right things and doing things right, always do the right things Sometimes you want to do things in the right way, but...

Always Lead People, Not Programs | Patty Proverb #2

Always lead people, not programs What are you managing? Why are you managing? Do you try to relate to God through a program and miss actually relating...

Why? | Patty Proverb #10

Until you answer the question why, the cost will always be too high My kids have this down (at least for now). That's why they...