Natural-Born Leader

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One prominent Christian leader, a friend of mine, believes leadership can’t be taught. He told me, “A person either has leadership ability or doesn’t. You can’t teach a person how to be a leader.” Obviously, I don’t agree, but my friend does make a valid point. Some people are natural-born leaders.

God with Us

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God came among us—what a wonder! Since I have been following Jesus for about 50 years, it would seem the incarnation would become so familiar as to lose its wonder. Not so! Jesus came among us—as a baby who grew into a man—to identify with us in every way possible. Then, as only he could, he...

Hang around a while

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Over the past months, I have been studying tenure—meaning length of service, not an academic status—among seminary presidents. No big surprise—the longest serving presidents (more than 10 years) tended to make the most impact. In every ministry leadership role, there is a demonstrable connection...

It IS what you know

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Leadership equals influence so increasing your influence increases your leadership effectiveness. One important source of influence is information—what you know. There’s an old saying, “It’s not what you know, but who you know.” Sometimes that’s true. But more...

Man Card

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One of the seminar sessions at a men’s conference where I recently spoke was entitled, “Don’t Give Up Your Man Card.” The premise was men have a unique role and responsibilities. Abandoning those is harmful — both for men individually and the people they impact. Some critics dismiss a seminar...

Steamrolled

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Thanksgiving has been steamrolled by Christmas. When I returned to my home airport after a one-day trip, this became evident in a fresh way. Overnight, the Christmas decorations have been installed and greeted me upon my return…on November 6! That’s too early for Christmas.

Better Together

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The challenges of men and women working together in ministry leadership are at the forefront of discussions in churches and ministry organizations today. Most of the conversations veer to the negative – harassment claims, abuse recovery, arguments over roles, etc. That’s unfortunate...

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