And Mary said, “Behold, I am the servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Luke 1:38 As I sit today on Christmas Eve reflecting on the impact Jesus’ birth had on the world, my mind goes to both Mary and Joseph. The trust they showed in God led them […]
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When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. Proverbs 16:7 You haven’t heard from me lately, and I apologize for that. It has been 6 months since I posted an article. Wow, that is quite the sabbatical! Many of you have been poking me […]
Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Matthew 11:28 All month, I’ve been talking and teaching about character. Leadership Roundtable sessions have been alive with this vibrant topic. An important part of building your character is backing up your words with actions. Full disclosure: I am […]
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 At the Global Leadership Summit last week, Craig Groeschel shared 8 powerful words about delegation: “Delegating tasks creates followers. Delegating authority creates leaders.” Followers wait for direction. Leaders […]
Anxiety weighs down the heart, but a kind word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 You can help your boss walk the path of servant leadership. Not only that, you can provide this help using nothing but your mind, heart, and vocal chords (or typing fingers). How? Give feedback! So few bosses receive feedback from the […]
A person finds joy in giving an apt reply – and how good is a timely word! Proverbs 15:23 Almost every highly capable servant leader I know does this one thing to diminish their people’s service: They brush off compliments. They do this out of humility. But the impact they create is negative. What happens […]