Patty Proverbs

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

Leaders Define Reality // Patty Proverb #1

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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...

Why? | Patty Proverb #10

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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...

Always Lead People, Not Programs | Patty Proverb #2

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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...

Lay Hands Hastily On No One | Patty Proverb #8

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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

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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...

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

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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...

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

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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...

The Parsley Principle | Patty Proverb #5

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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

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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...

Good Leaders Serve Twice // Patty Proverb #4

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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...