Change is all about planning and action – or so we think. I’m learning that it is much deeper than that.
Listen to our new episode of In the Word with Malcolm Webber.
The spirit of self-pity is powerful and it loves to draw us away, but it doesn’t bother to tell us that it is drawing us away unto destruction!
When we look at ideas for future direction, who we are in relation to what we are looking into will influence what we see – and what we don’t see – how we do it and what conclusions we draw from it. This is because our subconscious assumptions, biases, filters and defence mechanisms create blind spots and hot spots.
Anger is one of the most powerful emotions. How are we to approach it as Christian leaders and disciples?
A large number of high-profile Christian leaders stumble on moral issues not by ignorance but by the hidden traps of authority and freedom they enjoy. A healthy blend of character, competency, and openness to God boils down to integrity of heart in a healthy leader who makes a lasting difference.
Dr. Jessy Thomas
To be a good leader, choose compassion over cruelty, clarity over chaos, and humility over self-consumption.
This article explores how you think about servant leadership. Perhaps we need to change our minds about servant leadership. I believe that is something the Father, Son and Holy Spirit would be pleased to bless.
How do we stay the course, when we encounter that first stretch of choppy waters, that initial rough weather; those challenges that accompany setting sail towards achieving our personal or organizational purpose?
We all need to cry out for God to transform our hearts and give us hearts like His, hearts of genuine love for others and deep respect for each individual as a unique creation of God. Servant-leaders acknowledge daily that their hearts need God’s transformative power.
It’s the roadblocks in leadership which we can avoid that tend to be most damaging. They detract from growth and destroy organizational health. If they aren’t addressed, it can set some leaders back months, years, even an entire career.
What do we do when our gratitude decreases, when our honest grading of our gratitude is pretty low? The solution is not to give ourselves a pep talk to be less of a worrier or grumbler. The solution is to look to Jesus.
Looking back, the best leaders I ever had shared some common traits. There were things which set them apart from other leaders, helped them be successful, and caused me to take notice of them.
Here’s the problem ‒ at least in my own life. The log is so hard to see. No one should miss a log hanging out of their eye, much less be able to notice the meager speck in someone else’s. But we do it all the time. Why? Why is the log of my own sin so hard to see?
Problems come. Difficulties arise. Challenges persist. Yet, an attitude of gratitude can keep our hearts hot for Him, our focus in the right place, and our leadership most effective.
Tough situations under the sovereign hand of God actually make us better leaders because we then lead in His power, not ours. Trust Him if today is a difficult day.
For the Christian who leads in a secular environment the question isn’t, Does self-promotion mean you aren’t being humble? ‒ the question is, Can you be humble in any position you occupy?
As a biblical leader, I choose to model joy for the people I lead. By choosing to model joy, I hope my colleagues can see “work” and “vocation” as synonyms for joy.