Early in my career, I thought that the smartest, brightest people were always in charge.  I was fortunate to work for some real solid leaders who “knew their stuff”.  And in that era, in the Information Services industry (as it was called then), technical know-how was of paramount importance.  ButRead More →

Servant Leader

According to the Servant Leader Institute (https://www.servantleadershipinstitute.com), there are nine behaviors of servant leaders.  Are you putting them to work in your leadership role?  I recently was exposed to this list and thought it was rather thorough.  It’s different from the ten characteristics put out by Robert Greenleaf, the founderRead More →

Invert Your Org Chart

While we all say we work on high-performing teams, statistics prove that this is simply not the case.  According to numerous studies, fewer than 20% of teams are considered “high performing”.  And as many as half of all teams are considered “dysfunctional”.  What is the problem with so many teams?  AndRead More →

Fifty years ago, an assassin’s bullet took the life of the greatest civil rights leader of our lifetime, Martin Luther King. Looking at MLK 50 years later, we see his message more clearly, we hear his words more distinctly, and we wish for the civility in discord that he portrayed.Read More →

Ken Collier wrote, “The primary quality of a godly leader is that he follows Someone who is stronger than he is, wiser than he is, more discerning than he is, and more in control of circumstances than he is. A godly leader, whether a parent, teacher, supervisor, deacon, business leader,Read More →

The great temptation of power is control, and the great consequence of control is lack of relationship. The reason that intimacy is so difficult in ministry is you’re not in control—you’re in relationship. You have to enter a person’s life and they have to enter yours. The minute you startRead More →