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Success Influence and Affluence

When You’re Ready to Start a Blog, Start with Why

Every leader needs to be blogging in this social economy. And when you start doing a little research about how to start a blog, you’ll inevitably come across hundreds of blog posts, ebooks, and resources suggesting that the first three steps to starting a blog are… Get a domain name. Sign up for hosting. Install...
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The Problem with Both Talent and Charisma

Talent and charisma aren’t bad. They’re good. They’re gifts to be stewarded. In the Bible, Joseph and Daniel are two striking examples of both attributes and how God uses them to put us in places of expanding influence. The problem, however, with both talent and charisma is that they expand our influence whether our character...
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5 Thoughts About Spending Your Leadership Equity Wisely

When you walk into a leadership opportunity, you go with a little bit of equity by virtue of your position and the inevitable honeymoon period during which those you lead will let you get by with just a bit more than they will a decade later, but you have to be very careful with that...
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Can You Share Your Vision in An Elevator Speech?

There are often crucial moments when we have an opportunity to be vision-casters with people, one-on-one. It may be a car ride making a visit, coffee with a fellow member, or a staff meeting with five extra minutes at the end. It begs the question, could I state my vision for my church if I...
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Leading Out Front

It’s Easier NOT to Lead

Leadership is a hot topic with plenty of aspiring and hopeful people clamoring for success in its arena. But the reality is that it’s easier NOT to lead. When we aspire to leadership, we envision the good stuff – the people who will look to us for direction, the success of our organization, and the...
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Linking Hands

5 Ways to Encourage Another Leader

Everyone needs a Paul and a Timothy (or several of each). That is, we all need to be learning from mentors and mentoring learners. There is always someone ahead of us and always someone just behind us. It is the role and responsibility of a leader to give another leader a lift. So how can...
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Influence Is Great, But To What End?

I like the word “influence” as you probably do too. I want more of it. It’s why Christians are left on earth after being saved and not drafted instantly into heave – so we can influence others to follow Christ. But I see a trend within our culture of downsizing the value of influence. We...
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The Subtle Erosion of Our Trust Equity

People tend to trust you as the come to know you. Then they tend to untrust you as you abuse their trust. This is true in marriage, in church leadership, in business, etc. The erosion of your trust equity can happen overnight, such as when the local news breaks the story of a moral failure....
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