7 Traits of Great Leaders

Why should you and I be interested in knowing the 7 personality traits of great leaders? First, because regardless of what we do in life, we are leaders. Second, these traits can be learned. Because they can be learned, we can improve our leadership ability. Here are...

A Leader Discerns the Times

A leader discerns or interprets the times. A leader is able to chart the course to success because he can interpret or discern the times. Leaders discern the times. That’s how they get their vision and that’s how they lead the team to victory. By discerning /...

A Leader Finds a Way for the Team to Win

John Maxwell says, “Leaders Find a Way for the Team to Win.” Randy Pennington says, “The leader’s most important – you could say only – job is to influence others to deliver positive results. Results rule! Everything else is a discussion of the best ways to do so.” A...

A Leader is a Servant

A leader is a servant. He is a steward, not an owner. The people are the owner of everything. A leader is both a servant of Truth and a servant of the people. As a servant of Truth: A leader must see things through a truth paradigm that is based on group’s...

Talent Vs. Skills

What is talent? Here are some dictionary definitions of talent. Let’s examine them. A talent is: -“a natural endowment or ability of a superior quality. -“a marked innate ability, as for artistic accomplishment: has a rare talent for music.”...

Teaching vs. Telling: Are you Teaching or Telling?

Over the last 12 years, I’ve had the privilege of mentoring many people from different backgrounds. Something I remember emphasizing with them is the difference between teaching and telling. I teach my mentees this principle:  An ounce of teaching is better than...

Faith is Vision

Our minds have the amazing capacity to create a desirable future and to work towards making that future happen. That is what vision is all about. That’s our capacity to envision. When rightly seen vision and faith are two sides of the same coin. They are...

When the Center Cannot Hold and Things Fall Apart

Take a moment to think about the title of this article. You may notice it is a line from William Butler Yeats’ poem, The Second Coming. Think of a moment in your life when your center could not hold and things fell apart. What do you think was the cause?...

Leading is loving

Loving is sacrificing and serving. Love is laying down one’s life for our fellow human beings. In the context of leadership, love is laying down our lives for those we serve as leaders, putting their interests first before our own. The greatest statement...

The Leadership Situation

What is a leadership Situation? Early in 2017, I was reviewing some resources to further develop myself in the area of public speaking when I stumbled on the concept of the rhetorical situation. In case you are wondering what rhetoric is, public speaking is basically...

7 Great Ways to Open a Speech

The first 30 seconds of your speech or presentation are the most important. It can make or break your presentation. For a strong opening, you can use: 1. Start with a story or anecdote This is one of the most powerful methods. Just start telling the story and it will...
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