Managing Your Influence

Managing Your Influence

Leaders are powerful people. Many assume that there’s an inference to the size of an organization, people, profession and/or financial impact. On the contrary, leaders are powerful people simply because of the influence they are given. In their book, Spiritual Leadership: Moving People on to God’s Agenda, Henry and Richard Blackaby define influence as the […]

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Leaders Who Listen

Leaders Who Listen

All of us have encountered leaders that do not appear to listen well. The bigger concern is that they seem to be the only ones who don’t know it. As a leader, you must know that we have a listening epidemic today. Professional motivation among teams, colleagues, partners, and associates are at all-time lows.  Staff […]

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Women in Leadership: Is Being Friendly Fatal?

Women who lead can be very effective, although there may be a number of characteristics as it relates to their personalities and leadership styles that differ from their male counterparts. Is there an unspoken rule regarding how women leaders should carry themselves? For most women being friendly, personable and reachable comes naturally. But can women […]

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“Clergy Sexual Misconduct: Exposing the Elephant in the Living Room”

By Rev. Joel A. Bowman Founder & Senior Pastor, Temple of Faith Baptist Church, Louisville, Kentucky “. . . Though an able speaker charms me with his eloquence, I say, I’d rather see a sermon than to hear one, any day.” -Edgar Guest We have recently been bombarded with allegations that “mega-church” pastor, Bishop Eddie […]

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