Monday, August 29th, 2016

Let’s get comfortable with the tension, the inconsistency, and the messiness that ensues with leadership. If you attempt to get rid of all the messes, you will ultimately remove all the people – which means you no longer need to lead for there’s no one left to lead.

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Sunday, August 28th, 2016

Sometimes we tend to believe that leadership is learned rather than experienced. The sooner you discover what people don’t know, the sooner they will be interested in learning what they need to know. Get them involved early, and enjoy watching them lead beyond their maturity.

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Wednesday, August 24th, 2016

There’s a lot to learn from the way we manage tension. Perhaps the most important lesson amidst it is to first acknowledge whether it is a tension to manage, a problem to solve, or really even a question to answer. Sometimes we tend to fight battles that are not worth fighting.

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Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016

Of the things you give yourself to every day, are they moving or simply meeting? Are you making a measurable difference in your local community, or simply taking up space? Are you organized around a mission, or just another routine exercise? Will the world be better after your investment is finished?

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Monday, August 22nd, 2016

The Greek term translated church throughout the New Testament is ekklesia. What you may not know is that it was not a religious term. It could refer to any group of people called to gather for civic purposes. An ekklesia, then, is simply a gathering, or an assembly, of people called out for a specific purpose. What ekklesia do you gather with, and for what purpose?

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Wednesday, August 17th, 2016

Beginning empty-handed and alone frightens the best of men. It also speaks volumes of just how sure they are that God is with them. Sometimes we spend a great deal of time waiting – thinking that when we have the right manpower and the right resources, we will be ready to pull the trigger – yet all the while missing opportunities.

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Wednesday, August 10th, 2016

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see.” People will listen to your words, but will follow your life. A dream is not merely something you believe is possible, but something you invest your entire life in. You really cannot ask others to give to something you’re not willing to die for.

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Tuesday, August 9th, 2016

Nothing gets better unless you get better. Self-improvement and personal growth are the keys to effective leadership. Jesus invited us “to love our neighbor as ourselves” (Matthew 22:39). As we take care of ourselves, we automatically take care of others. So pride yourself on cultivating your own soil – and the harvest WILL follow.

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Monday, August 8th, 2016

Make tomorrow a little bit better than today. Too often we spend our time trying to make those quantum leaps, but true impact happens over time. So learn to take the small and simple steps toward improvement, for over time, you will discover you’re a long way from where you began and won’t be as tired.

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