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Article Archive for May 2010

Leadership Essentials: Daily Prayer
May 31, 2010 – 4:24 am | Comments Off

We recently discussed how we as leaders must seek first and in seeking we must be prayerful. We all intend to pray. We may even pray on a daily basis. You may still be be asking what a prayerful leader might look like. Learn how to become a more prayerful leader.

Leadership Essentials: First Things First
May 26, 2010 – 4:13 am | 2 Comments

As leaders, we must prioritize everything our team does. Priorities are essential to ensuring things execute smooth and the team is going in the right direction. Whether you lead a team of 1 or a team of 1000, how you start often determines how you will finish. This means getting first things first.

Leadership Essentials: Seek Next
May 25, 2010 – 4:10 am | Comments Off

If leadership starts with seeking God, it grows by seeking His righteousness. We all go through times when we become more focused on ourselves than others. However, if we seek God and His righteousness, we will allow His love to flow through us in its purest form.

Leadership Essentials: Seek First
May 24, 2010 – 4:11 am | Comments Off

Effective leadership starts with seeking God. Whether you are leading a team at work, at the church, or at home, we are told to seek God first. When we seek God first, our leadership experience is dynamic and rich. When we don’t, it becomes dull and sometimes a burden.

Leading For Charity
May 12, 2010 – 4:21 am | Comments Off

Volunteers by their very nature are charitable. They are giving their precious time to help your team improve the church in some way. Sometimes we need to be reminded that our volunteers are not part …

Leading For Growth
May 11, 2010 – 4:14 am | Comments Off

Leaders want growth. They want to see their team grow and their impact grow. That is a great goal and one that every leader should have. However, it isn’t the only kind of growth leaders should be pursuing.

Leading For Change
May 10, 2010 – 4:08 am | Comments Off

Are you leading for change? I’m not talking about changing the way you do things inside your team, though that is sometimes necessary. What I mean is really more about leading external change. The kind of change that can make a positive impact to those around you.

Mature Christianity
May 5, 2010 – 4:50 am | Comments Off

Guy Muse posted an article a few weeks ago titled “What do mature disciples of Jesus look like?” His list of 13 key indicators is a great list for self assessment and prayer:
1) Primary life …

When Things Get Out of Control
May 4, 2010 – 4:35 am | Comments Off

I recently wrapped a pretty big project that has occupied a lot of my time recently. This one was a pleasure to work on, but at times I struggled with ensuring that everything was coming together at the right time, by the right people, and in the right order. It was at these times when I struggled the most with stress and anxiety. Here is what I learned.

Who Is Your Competition?
May 3, 2010 – 4:21 am | Comments Off

Often, leaders get so focused on leading their team that they can sometimes get confused on who they are competing against to recruit new volunteers or launch a new event. Don’t let yourself get confused on who you are competing against when trying to find volunteers.

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