Jesus taught that being trustworthy in the small things leads to greater trust with the big things (Matt. 25:21). The movie Braveheart, about Scot highlander William Wallace, illustrated this value of faithfulness in the small things.
To cultivate trust, leaders must contribute to a sense of safety, commit themselves to listening, empower others to act, learn from their mistakes, and promise only what they can deliver.
Leading a team is one of the most difficult things you can ever do. The individuals on the team are different, yet they need to work together to create a cohesive team that has a personality and life of its own.
Healthy organizations need the tension between chaos and order. Every company needs both fire and water. Every company needs a healthy soul.
Effective leaders strengthen others and foster collaboration.
Let’s rethink our definition of “excellence.” Excellent worship is worship that’s accessible to EVERYONE. An excellent worship leader makes sure everyone, not just musicians, has a part to play.
God’s plan is for a united people to fulfill His purpose, not just for individual, gifted leaders to do great things.
I’ve often heard people say you can’t measure discipleship. I don’t know if that’s true. Granted, it’s still going to be subjective, as is this post, but I believe the Bible gives us clear indications someone has been discipled.
Exemplary leaders accomplish great things by enabling others to take ownership of and responsibility for the organization’s success.
Follow these six core principles from the life and teachings of Jesus, and you will build a great culture in your organization. You may not change the world, but you will change your company.
An outreach for the sake of outreach is still good works, and an outreach for Christ’s sake is edifying and glorifying to God ‒ but what if we utilize and then measure the initiative for greater purposes?
We can see it everywhere in the Bible, from the unfolding of God’s Triune nature to His establishment of His church. God’s design is for teams!
We are quick to label people based on our own personality and standards, and one of the big divides is between those who are people-oriented versus those who are much more task-oriented.
I deeply believe that the culture of your organization matters. The environment you create in your organization is either attracting or repelling. And as leaders, we set the tone for the culture.
Reach out to your community and live. Or, neglect it and die. It’s really that simple.
Thom S. Rainer
Remember, it’s not about winning or being right; it’s about God’s glory.
How do we reach across cultural divides? How can we really listen?
A very successful businessman inadvertently taught me a lesson about paying attention to other people’s needs … with macaroni and cheese.