Being the leader doesn’t mean being the only voice. It means knowing how to curate the voices that will bring the right ideas to help your team effectively carry out the mission. Be the curator!
Leaders fall into two categories ‒ those who flourish and those who don’t. What are common traits of flourishing leaders? I believe what happened in the early church gives us clues to traits of a flourishing leader.
Another 1,262,775,000 people reside in 533 cities over 1 million up to 10 million. This adds another 35% of the world’s urban population living in these cities of 1 to 10 million people. So, where are the rest of the urban people of the world?
Expatriates are often put into positions of leadership simply by nature of our physical presence or because of a certain number of years lived in a place. Sometimes it is because a person is a gifted leader, sometimes they are a reluctant leader, sometimes it happens organically, and sometimes it is an appointment.
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Changing the world can start with a dream but without the necessary tools to make that dream a reality, it could remain fleeting and intangible. There are dreams we cannot forget, that rattle around in our brains and keep us coming back. If we can walk along the path to successfully seeing a dream turn into a plan, we can see millions of live changed.
Do you live a blessed life? Do you share the Blessing of all blessings with a world in search of it?
Writing in the sand is as fruitless as chasing fleas and dead dogs. The writing loses focus and washes away with the next wave. Saul lost the focus that kings are indebted to keep. In chasing David from one rocky mountain top to the next ravine, from cave to cavern, he abandoned the priorities of a king. While his kingdom was in peril he engaged in a flea hunt!
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.
Why are we where we are in our daily lives? People from different places all over the world were mysteriously brought together to observe the recent eclipse. So why are we here – wherever “here” is? It is no mystery that God Himself has placed us wherever we are to accomplish His eternal purpose.
Jesus could have completed His mission alone, but He chose to live and serve in the context of community. Jesus did a lot of good “things” (healed the sick, loved the forsaken, etc.), but there was much more to His earthly work than just a series of good works. Jesus took an approach that set in motion what was to become the Church.
Leaders, our job is to lead people into God’s great adventure … and it will require risk and sacrifice.
Authors of leadership books should study clay in a potter’s hands. What I see as the shortcoming of so many leadership books is that they start with what effective leaders do and then assume that if everyone does the same things they, too, will be successful. What they miss is that leaders are effective primarily because of who they are, and as they are changed from the inside out, leaders will become usable by God to bring true transformation to His people.
Here are five big mistakes ministry leaders make when they think about setting goals.
Leading from strength means progressively moving toward convergence with your “life message” and “life mission.” How confident are you in knowing your spiritual gifts and natural talents?
It’s easy for leaders to get stuck in life, but we need to be constantly moving forward. Charles share 10 signs that you might need a new challenge.
It is often easier to take the well-traveled road, but now is not the time to grow apathetic. It is not the time for good people to do nothing. Kevin understands the temptation of apathy but encourages us to confront it.
As a leader, I’d rather risk being embarrassed by my failure and faults than watch from the couch while the Father accomplishes great things through others who have the faith to fail.
I had been praying “God, get me outta here,” but God had a plan I did not understand. He took us deeper into the situation instead of bringing us out!
Who does the Lord send? Who will go? This article recounts an incredible moving of God’s Spirit in the hearts of young Asian leaders training to be missionaries. How can we lead our people to respond, “Here am I” when the Lord calls their name?
All Christians are able to lead and influence others with the gifts God has given them to distribute His grace to others. But leadership should be stewarded with character, consistency, preparation, wisdom, clarity, and conviction.