“Anyone who has ever tasted the ‘good life’ of power, fame and materialism will always be tempted to justify themselves.” Dr John Ng Unleashing the Greatness in You: The Power of Self-Leadership I am fascinated with the phenomenon of self-deception — how people can fool themselves into thinking they can get away with […]
Loving what we do is the radical call to savor joy in small things everyday. When we do small things with great love, we spread contagious joy everywhere.
Leaders with authority serve willingly with gratitude and self-giving spirit. They themselves are examples for people to follow and model after.
The way we think, i.e. talk to ourselves in our head, significantly impacts upon what we do in our actions, and it is our actions that determine the results we achieve in life.
Focus, determination and confidence are all traits to be admired as strengths. Yet I also believe they could be the reasons for a person’s downfall.
“You can’t regain your children’s childhood; no amount of professional success can compensate for the loss of that family time. At the end of the day, if you aren’t a success at home as well, success at work probably won’t count for much.” Michael Jenkins – Managing Director of Center for Creative Leadership The family is in […]
The biblical virtue of integrity has to do with consistency between what is inside and what is outside.
It is energy management, not time management that we need.
When you are willing to quit caring what others think, you take a giant step to discover the Holy Spirit’s power to break into your life and birth that which is new and beautiful.
To be great at something, you have to love what you do. And to love what you do, you have to do what you love.
Some people have an innate sense of what they are called to do. But for some reason, perhaps due to fear, they choose not to embrace the calling. They walk away from it. I do not blame them. A true calling is not necessarily an easy thing to embrace. It can be shattering when we […]
Some practical help for busy leaders to maintain a healthy devotional life on the go.
The journey into a profound spirituality for me began when I finally said, “I quit.” Refusing to continue pretending everything was “fine,” I told my husband, Pete, I was quitting the church – and he was the pastor! The powerful journey we took together – to “quit” the things that really do not belong to […]
It was Apostle Paul who said his greatest joy was to see his children walk in truth. Walking in truth has a lot to do with being values based, that is, to be grounded in certain gospel values and lead according to those values. In the recent financial milieu, many have lost confidence as institutions […]
We are all stewards of God entrusted with time, resources, abilities and relationships. Stewardship is everything we do as His disciples. We have to work out our faith as we respond to God’s call to be faithful with all His blessings. Stewardship encompasses our entire lives. Stewardship is what we do with all that God […]
Leadership Is Hard Leadership is one of the hardest things to do. It is a multi-dimensional function. You see, when most people think of leadership, they often think of downward leadership (leading subordinates for whom they are responsible). This is sometimes difficult for a complexity of reasons. Yet that is not the whole terrain of […]
A recent U.S. presidential candidate ended up withdrawing from the race after a string of losses in early state primary elections. Vulture-like pundits had been circling his dying campaign for days and immediately swooped down to pick over its carcass. So what went wrong? He was presenting himself as a certain kind of person, but […]
In almost all religious cultures, there is a conflict between material wealth and spiritual devotion. In the early church, ascetics expressed their love for God by renouncing material and earthly attachments. New Testament teaching exhorts us to “live by the Spirit, and… not gratify the desires of the sinful nature. For the sinful nature desires […]
“Exceptional leaders distinguish themselves because of superior self-leadership.” – Daniel Goleman GREAT leadership is a cultivated art. It begins with self- leadership. Because at the center of leadership is the person who, more than anything else makes the difference. Leadership success or failure begins with how the leader approaches self-leadership. Bill Hybels, a noted leader of one […]
WHAT IS BURNOUT? Burnout is defined as a point in time or in a missile trajectory when combustion of fuels in the rocket engines is terminated by other than programmed cut off. The key word in the definition is that there is a “termination.” The burnout victims can no longer deal with people or handle daily problems. […]
“Pete, I’m leaving the church,” my wife Geri had muttered quietly. I sat still, too stunned to respond. “I can’t take any more of this stress – the constant crisis,” she continued. Geri had been more than patient. I had brought home constant pressure and tension from church, year after year. Now the woman I […]
Making A Difference (M.A.D) means looking outside yourself and stepping out of your comfort zone to benefit others. In doing so, we are also helping ourselves! Find out why.
“Your children are the greatest gift God will give to you, and their souls the heaviest responsibility He will place in your hands. Take time with them, teach them to have faith in God. Be a person in whom they can have faith. When you are old, nothing else you’ve done will have mattered as […]
People are more inclined to be drawn in if their leader has a compelling vision. Great leaders help people get in touch with their own aspirations and then will help them forge those aspirations into a personal vision.