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So, what is leadership?


Posted By on Oct 29, 2013

Leadership is a series of behaviors. It is not who you are, but it is what you do. Understanding leadership in this way really makes me hopeful because the truth is, you can be an introvert or an extrovert and still be a great leader.  You can be a choleric or melancholy and be a great leader. You can be a lion or even an otter and be a great leader. It is not your personality that determines your effectiveness as a leader, but rather...

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Few lessons from Disney’s success can help you more than “Mickey Mouse’s Commandments.” Laid down by Marty Sklar when he was president of Disney’s Imagineering Division, the commandments are intended to guide building and space designers but apply to everything from your church entrances to your letterheads and your sermons: Wear your guest’s shoes; don’t forget the human factor. Create a visual centerpiece that will draw people to...

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A bird was trying to fly south for the winter. As he was flying, his body began to freeze and he thought that he was going to die. Without any sign of hope, he decided to land. Shivering with ice all over his wings and sitting in an unfamiliar field feeling lost and desperate, he began saying his final goodbyes. All of a sudden, a cow came along and dropped a pile of pooh on top of him.  At first, the bird was angry. He wondered, what...

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What Would You Ask of a King?


Posted By on Oct 10, 2013

I heard this story years ago in a small group. Now, I do not know if it’s true, but it really doesn’t matter because the message behind it is certainly true. Arnold Palmer was invited to play an exhibition golf match by a Saudi king. Palmer wasn’t sure if he should go, but was convinced by his friends to do it. After the match, just before returning to the United States the king approached Palmer and said: “I want to give you a...

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There are a lot of things that contribute to the successful and sustainable growth of a local church. I would never suggest that there are only 9, but want to invite you to take a few minutes to read some of my thoughts. Read them with an open mind and open heart. I am confident that with a few simple changes you will not only see your church increase in number, but your leadership team will grow personally and professionally. Here...

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A study commissioned by Cisco, interviewed 2800 young professionals aged between 20-30 years old in 14 countries. The purpose was to understand the needs of future employees and their technology requirements. Here is are some key findings from the study that will help you lead the next generation: Salary alone is not enough. In order to attract the A-player leaders of the future, their desire to use the internet more freely in the...

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