At Asian Access, we have been affirmed for our ability to identify leaders who are right for our program. We’ve had numerous requests to share what we believe we have learned. So with humility, let me offer a few thoughts on our approach.
Leaders must execute, must drop into details at times, and must be connected to the work, but leaders must also rise above the daily grind.
It is important for leaders to go to 30,000 feet. Go there. Just don’t live at 60,000. It is dangerous that high.
While many models of supposedly Christian leadership exist throughout the world they often spring primarily from the local culture. God identifies obedience and a heart after Him as keys to leadership that is pleasing to Him.
Want to know how NOT to make disciples? In this humorous and insightful two-minute video clip from the Verge Conference, Francis Chan begins to answer the question, “How can we make true disciples of Jesus?”
Great mentors share how they think rather than teaching people about what they do.
A true leader is one who helps those following Him to become like the ONE he is following.
We can't change what we’re not willing to confront. We all struggle with overcoming obstacles and personal flaws in our lives as growing leaders. As our maturity and the grace of God allow us to deal with issues such as fear, communication, and inconsistency, we will see tremendous growth in our lives and the lives of those we lead.
Carrying our cross has been reduced from a radical relationship of self-sacrificing love and humility to cheap advertisements with bracelets, jewelry and bumper stickers. We turned following Jesus into little more than eternal “fire” insurance. In so doing we made Him something He is not: safe.
Consider using your vacation for strategic purposes in your organization. Carefully think about who will do which pieces of your job while you are away.
I like to think and write about leadership a lot – I love that there are so many ways to look at it. My passion is to make unique connections between these insights, and raise important questions for leaders to consider.
I find myself talking a lot about discipleship these days. It is my passion. A lot of my time revolves around growing in the direction of Jesus and watching others grow.
Ever feel like your life is a constant battle? Want three keys to turning those battles into minor skirmishes? These battles are where the enemy seeks to render us ineffective in our work for our Lord. Scott reminds us that God is the owner of all aspects of a true leader’s life and calling. Releasing the ownership of these aspects to God’s capable hands gives the leader a great freedom from slavery to the responsibilities. This way of leadership is a journey of disciplined practice that leads to selflessness and being more Christ-like.
True discipleship involves giving followers real life opportunities to rise or fall while drawing them ever closer to their teacher who loves them, guides them, exhorts, and passes on his wisdom to them.
The most productive leader leads from strengths and dials back those tendencies to react poorly.
Why I’m most grateful for the worst examples of leadership.
Discipleship is messy. I would love if it were a simple upward trajectory of growth, but that’s not reality. Sadly, my own laziness and selfish desires did not fit well in some of my discipleship efforts. As a result, I learned a few lessons about leading others closer to Christ.
You've heard of “buyer’s remorse” ‒ that feeling of regret just after you put your money down for something. But whether money is involved in a decision or not, there’s always a price of some kind. Every decision risks something.
I remember one leader admitting to me, “I would never want to work my way out of the job.” At the time, I was shocked. On reflection perhaps he was just being more honest than most of us dare. To create forward momentum we constantly need new people to step into greater responsibility. Cultivating leaders is critical.