A Checkered Past

A Checkered Past

Growing older has taught me to see more clearly the symbiotic relationship between extreme adversity and supreme destiny. I’ve often read and also witnessed in person, both men and women of great accomplishment travel raucous paths before ultimately reaching their rightful position. It’s as if the rocky journey was a prerequisite for sustained greatness, perhaps […]

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Why Men Follow Leadership

Why Men Follow Leadership

Men always gravitate to leadership. It makes no difference whether that leadership is authentic or counterfeit, men will follow as long as it is leadership. Whether men realize it or not, they were born to lead. God created mankind to lead. It is a part of who they are. Man is the only thing created […]

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The Male-Man Matters

The Male-Man Matters

Can you imagine a world without men? This is a perplexing question and yet its answer demands a response now more than ever before. Many in recent days have attempted to alert everyone to the growing possibility that the man is an endangered species. If the truth were told, the male-man is becoming absent in […]

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No, You Cannot Have It All

No, You Cannot Have It All

“My friends, a mist in the pulpit creates a fog in the pews!” My thoughts trailed off as I envisioned the room being filled with fog as the preacher prattled on. As I daydreamed, ever so slowly the preacher faded from view. He was so corny, eliciting laughter as he described disastrous situations where leaders […]

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Vision for Life

Vision for Life

Dear Young Leader you need a Vision For Your Life! One would think that friendship, philosophy, or doctrine would be the critical unifiers in an organization and that they would serve to ensure its long-term vitality. But the Scripture shows us that it is really The vision of the organization that determines both its arch […]

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The Golden Rule of Leadership

The Golden Rule of Leadership

When does someone become a true leader instead of just a boss? It’s when they begin to view the people on their payroll as humans, not simply units of production. And that all begins with the Golden Rule—treat your team members the way you would want to be treated if you were in their situation. […]

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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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Great Leaders in Business Are Great Followers

Great Leaders in Business Are Great Followers

For many entrepreneurs and small business owners, our current economic times present some extremely daunting challenges. From the complexities of differentiating yourself in a crowded marketplace, to the arduous task of raising capital, one would tend to think that entrepreneurship may not be the financial Promise Land of which so many often speak. Of course […]

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Leaders Who Neglect

Leaders Who Neglect

Almost any form of neglect or inattention can be destructive. It is even more disappointing when it comes from individuals who should have the aptitude and awareness to know when there are neglectful conditions present. To be clear, neglect is not simply the denial of someone’s existence or condition. On a broader scale neglect very […]

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