Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

Great Leaders Are Great Listeners

What qualities does a great leader possess? Talent? Charisma? Confidence? Typically, great leaders are smart. They’re good connectors. They’re good decision makers and, even more importantly, decision managers. In most of our thinking about great...
You Can Only Get to Your Destiny by Taking Your Best Next Step

You Can Only Get to Your Destiny by Taking Your Best Next Step

I’m afraid it’s all too common for people to have huge aspirations about who they want to become in the future, but almost no plan or willingness to get there. We love the idea of changing the world, but we fail to see that changing the world starts with...
10 Reasons Why Humility is Vital to Great Leadership

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...
Dump Your Doubt, Take the Risk, and Lead Forward

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...
A Dozen Ways to Kill a Great Idea

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...
Three Prerequisites to Leading Others Well

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....
What Happens When I Fail to Delegate

What Happens When I Fail to Delegate

Always in the back of my mind is this thought, “Don’t be the factor holding back the growth of Grace Hills Church.” I believe in John Maxwell’s Law of the Lid. So if my leadership is sub-par, and I’m supposed to be at the head of the...
5 Ways to Encourage Another Leader

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...
7 Promises We Should Make (and Keep) to Volunteers

7 Promises We Should Make (and Keep) to Volunteers

We pastors often struggle to ask people to give their time and talent to Jesus. Perhaps we’ve been rejected before and don’t like to hear someone say “no.” Perhaps we don’t like volunteering ourselves and we transfer our own rebellious...

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