Leadership is contextual. You can learn a lot from renowned leaders inside and outside the church but not everything they teach will automatically translate to your context.
We often learn more from peers than from any formal training processes.
Ministry challenges can often rob our joy. I believe becoming more grateful can help … a lot. Consider these four ways to become a more grateful leader.
We must put our eyes on Him and keep them there. But not on our ministry.
Every good leader knows he or she doesn’t know everything. But that’s not what leadership is about. Leadership is intentionally moving yourself and others toward a goal.
As faithful stewards of all that has been entrusted to us by God, we owe it to those we lead to prove ourselves ‒ and them ‒ free of these assumptions.
Church leaders, who are leading right, know they can’t be two-faced. They know they have to live a consistent, Christ-centered life. Anything else wouldn’t suffice.
If we as leaders are “full of dead men’s bones,” we have become irrelevant. Here are some keys to becoming irrelevant – and some productive alternatives.
Yes, it’s hard to wait for others to change. But if God patiently waits for us to change, we can also wait for others.
It’s been said that “Pain is inevitable, but misery is optional.” We cannot stop what happens to us, but we can certainly stop what happens in us.
Changes and decisions will always be a part of our lives – but with God leading the way, what else do we need? What are we afraid of? Truly, the Apostle Paul was perfectly right when he said, “If God is for us, who can be against us? No, in all these things we are more than conquerors through Him who loved us” (Rom. 8:31, 37).
We struggle to rest. Even on vacation, we can be restless. Why?
Why I’m most grateful for the worst examples of leadership.
People assume the surfer is in control, and he does control his body and the board, but clearly the ocean is in charge; the ocean can do what it wants with the surfer. The same is true in leadership. Most leaders live in a fascinating dilemma. Others see them as controlling everything, but they feel as though they are in control of [...]
How you handle hard times will set the tone for how your team handles those same hard times. If you’re running around like a headless chicken, or acting like a sulky toddler who missed out on their favorite ice cream, people will consider the way you are leading – and then they will quickly follow suit.
As a child in Africa, it took two weeks for us to learn of the death of my own grandmother by way of a telegram relayed from continent to continent and handed off to a bicycle courier who made the day-long trip in hopes of a gratuity upon delivery. Things have changed.
Let’s spread more kindness this year, without expecting anything in return. This week let’s commit ourselves to a simple act of kindness each day at our workplace.