Recent research by the University of Southern California’s Marshal School of Business shows that effective leaders do not approve of smartphone use at meetings.

  • 86% think it’s inappropriate to answer phone calls during meetings
  • 84% think it’s inappropriate to text or email

Leaders say it shows a:

  • Lack of respect
  • Lack of attention
  • Lack of social awareness.

As leaders in the church world, we agree, totally! We see too much disruption in the Lord’s work through electronic interruptions in meetings.

LinkedIn Article – Why Successful People Never Bring Smartphones Into Meetings

Kent Hunter, founder of Church Doctor Ministries, is known as the Church Doctor. His most recent e-books are The Future Is Now and The J-Dog Journey, available at no cost. Contact him at (800) 626-8515, by emailTwitter, Facebook, or visit

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