Lead the Group

Lead the Group

One of the most important ingredients to our success in leading small is time. It takes time to get acquainted. It takes time to build trust. It takes time to create a safe place that your few all recognize. Unfortunately, many SGLs don’t make it long enough to reap...
You Are Late

You Are Late

You are late again. “But it won’t matter because there are other volunteers who will be there.” “I will make it before we really get started.” “Surely no one will notice if I am just a little late each week.” You have made the excuses above. You have had a hard time...
Being Predictable

Being Predictable

This past week, I had an unusual experience – I gladly let one of my few steal the show for a few minutes! That is not something that happens too often, we try to share everything, including each other’s time. Each week, I find myself prompting one of my few (usually...
Don’t Be a Gonzo

Don’t Be a Gonzo

When I was a kid I loved watching The Muppet Show. In many ways Beaker, Gonzo, Kermit, & Miss Piggy shaped my world-view. I’ll confess that I can look at some of my SGLs through the lens of Muppet characters.  I know that sounds a little twisted. But just...
The Runner

The Runner

It was one of those semi-chaotic Sunday mornings in preschool world… A visitor hiding in the corner A juice spill on table two And a child who is a semi-regular attendee not just crying… wailing. Our semi-regular attendee soon became an escapee of the...

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