In our pursuit of happiness, are we pursuing the right things?
“When a movement develops around a dominant personality,” wrote J. Oswald Sanders, “the real test of the quality of his leadership is the manner in which that work survives the crisis of his removal.… If he is to discharge his trust fully he will devote time to training younger men to succeed and perhaps even supersede him” (Spiritual Leadership, rev. ed. [Chicago: Moody Press, 1980], 210, 217). When I read this quote… Read More
Every leader feels the need at one time or another for a tranistion to take place in their organization. Whether it is a church or a business, each of them require the leader to factor in the human dynamics that accompany this kind of change. Developing a transitional strategy will take into account ten specific areas which often cause people to resist change. People often resist change because: They have inadequate skills for… Read More
Leaders must possess many traits that will assist them in their leadership position. But if you were to narrow them down to three specific traits that are nonnegotiable for a leader to be defined as a success, they would be: Competency: Defined as having the necessary ability or knowledge to do something successfully, competency is not something that naturally is inherent in every leader. It is often developed through personal study, application and… Read More
“Therefore do not throw away your confidence, which has a great reward. For you have need of endurance, so that when you have done the will of God you may receive what is promised.” Hebrews 10:35–36 (ESV) This is an incredible promise to the believer who trusts and serves God with all their heart. That we have a great reward waiting for us in eternity. Spending an eternity with Him! The hope… Read More
We must learn common leadership principles, but power is released as we become true to our God-given personalities–Harold Myra Every leader is a unique individual! I know that is not a ground breaking statement, but it is a necessary principle that each leader needs to grasp. Too often we attempt to make ourselves a copy of a great leader that we want to emulate only to find that we fall short of… Read More
The need for relationship in leadership positions is often a neglected component that many leaders feel they do not have time for. The busyness of the tasks of which they fill their days with have often pushed out the all important task of building relationship. Whether it is with their team, their customers, their family, or in my case, in the area of ministry…their congregants. Too often the all important responsibility to get… Read More