Humbled

10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

Quickly think of five common traits of high-impact leaders… good time management, assertiveness, drive, energy, charisma, etc. Humility rarely lands in the list when it comes to our modern, top-down management systems. But Jesus (the greatest leader ever) and Moses (perhaps the second) had this one thought in mind – great leaders don’t have power over people, but power under …

Dive

Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

Nothing paralyzes good leadership like fear, and nothing fuels good leadership like taking risks in faith. Obviously, we must make decisions wisely, but when we know, it’s time to go. This is coming from a somewhat trigger-shy leader. If you know what a DISC profile is, I’m a high “I” and a fairly low “D.” That simply means, I want everybody …

Some committee's recording clerk, waiting for action to happen.

A Dozen Ways to Kill a Great Idea

Ever watched a really good idea crash and burn? Me too. Here’s some brutal honesty… entire movements have gone down in flames because of boneheaded approaches to good ideas. This isn’t to say we can’t afford to make mistakes. In fact, the only way to know we’re taking risks is to make mistakes. We can’t afford not to make them. But we …

Ninety and Nine

Three Prerequisites to Leading Others Well

Being loud doesn’t make you a leader. Neither does being popular. Leadership is influence, and influence means taking people in a direction they wouldn’t otherwise be going – hopefully forward. Ambition isn’t enough to qualify you to lead. There is to the equation. You need to be led before you can really lead. This one is tough for eager …