A number of years ago while still in seminary, a friend and I were having a conversation. As a reflection on what was said, my friend quoted Jesus. He said, “Like Jesus said, ‘wise as serpents and innocent as doves.’” That
What Kind Of Leader Do You Want To Be?
What kind of emotions or feelings or thoughts come to mind when you think of a leader and their relationship to those who follow them? Anger, disappointment, frustration, satisfaction, pride, or maybe even love? Leadership is a relationship. It is
Leadership and Fear
Leadership and Fear What are you afraid of? Criticism? Failure? Success? Losing face? Are you afraid of burning some political capital on the wrong thing or trying to push something new and then not going well? Are you afraid that
Leadership and Pastoring
Many if not most of the pastors I meet have a huge goal. Their aspirations are not to be rich or famous or anything temporal. They want to make an eternal difference in people’s lives. They want to bring people
Leadership and No Control?
So, if you read last week’s blog, leadership is not about control. GREAT! You might say. “I don’t want to be a controlling leader anyway! (I’m allergic to responsibility and I don’t like getting blamed!) What a relief!” Careful. The