Whoever guards his mouth and tongue keeps his soul from troubles. Proverbs 21:23 Have you noticed the increasing value people are placing on “transparency?” Transparency can be critical to building trust with the people you lead. Your employees want and need to know where they stand with you. And yet… In some moments, full transparency […]
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If anyone speaks, they should do so as one who speaks the very words of God. 1 Peter 4:11 Do you know how to touch your employees’ souls? There are specific words you can use to move your people, deeply. When you begin using these words consistently, your relationships with the people you […]
“And in Christ you have been brought to fullness.” Colossians 2:10 What does it feel like to truly hit your stride as a servant leader? You know about the benefits of servant leadership to other people and your organization. But what about the benefits to you? When you “arrive” at a place where you’ve done […]
Servant leadership is many things, but one thing it is not is “Soft”. Servant leaders have high expectations, both for themselves, as well as for their team. One key way that servant leaders make things better in an organization is to create and share clear, reasonable, and measurable expectations and performance goals. Then they measure […]
I had a disturbing comment made to me this past week. I had mentioned that I was going to be listening for God’s voice and guidance on a buying decision. The sales representative said, “Mark, I think God has more important things to deal with.” The more I thought about that, the more it bothered […]
I have a number of really good friends still working and leading in the printing industry. Certain segments of that industry are extremely challenged by the continued momentum of digital communications. Printers of magazines, catalogs, or books have seen a steady decline in their market for many years now. As a leader, if you are […]