Being intentional was a reminder for me to stay focused, to know what on earth I am here for, to live proactively, and not be caught up reacting to the many needs that surround me, and to live purposely the one life that has been entrusted to me, with courage and humility.
We short-change the idea of visionary leadership if we think it refers to big-talking, charismatic personalities who manipulate the people to accomplish their own predetermined and self-serving purposes.
The best critic is the not the one who is merely right, but rather the one who has earned the right to be heard in a way that changes things for the better. That only happens when the critic is someone you trust. Whom do you trust more than that one you are already convinced loves you?
Today I’m going to look at “leadership capacity” as a function of strength – strength to carry the responsibilities that we feel called to shoulder.
Delegation is also the number one development tool you possess as a leader. No amount of education (important), training (also important) or feedback (very important) can substitute for direct responsibility. Emerging leaders need to learn under the yoke of responsibility. Look back at your own growth as a leader to see the truth of [...]
How do we respond when our leaders fail or disappoint us?
Conformity is doing the minimum, the easiest thing … which is usually to see and react to our immediate surroundings and behave like everybody else – whether on e-mail, social media, or at a social gathering. Leadership is about seeing and noticing more.
Do you struggle to interpret the Scriptures soundly? This holistic design will help.
A leader must have a calling and a vision from God, or else he would be wise not to lead.
As believers, we are made kings and priests because of our relationship to God. Let’s look at some of the kingly qualities that characterize Christian leaders, as well as every believer.
I don’t believe that Christians will never suffer or be sick if they have enough faith, for the Bible promises we will go through trials of many kinds. Yet we should not fear, for God will be with us.
Wise leaders encourage their teams to solve their problems with their own insight rather than with the leader’s insight. When a staff person or a volunteer brings a problem to us, it’s often easier and less time consuming to give them advice and solve their problem. Yet in the long run such a response can […]
It is far better to have people on your team who are interested than it is people who are constantly worrying about being interesting.
God is always blessing us, always extending new mercies to us, always stimulating us to new gratitude, so we can always “sing like never before.”
Do you possess spiritual authority that is recognized by others? This holistic design will help.
If you are just starting out in ministry, here are five key lessons Charles Stone learned over the last 20 years as a pastor.
How can a leader let each person on the team know they are valued? When people you serve sense that you are responding specifically to them they know they are valued. Here are four ways leaders should respond to each person on the team.
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How to form Christians today is unclear. The challenge is that the basic patterns of life have shifted in an increasingly digital and networked world. The new patterns have not fully emerged, but the shifts are as profound as the move from farm to factory in earlier generations.
It takes certain skill sets to be a good manager, and not all managers have the skills needed for the job yet.