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What Leadership IS

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The first leadership book I remember reading was Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, Consulting Director for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. While Sanders authored more than 40 books on the Christian life, three personal experiences made this book particularly important to me. My first spiritual mentor, Gayle Jackson, gave it to me for Christmas 1980.  Gayle is the best Bible-teaching businessman …

Everyone Created for Good Works

Two years ago today, I wrote an article that “Everyone Needs Career Ministry,” which marked the beginning of writing my new book – Created for Good Works – that is being released today! My boss at the time, Tim Krauss, volunteer CEO of Crossroads Career, believed it to be important for someone to write a book to pastors and ministry …

Trust in the Lord

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Thanks Brian for Trust a Must for Leaders series of articles, especially about Servant Leadership. Now that I have been on board with Crossroads Career for this first month, I am really having a blast.  The quick report includes setting up new office. Starting Ministry Ventures program with Overview. Working closely with core team Cory and Judy plus board members Tim, …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 4 Servant

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In Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3, we underscored the importance of trust, commitment and integrity.  Today, we explore servant leadership. Servant Leadership? The leader as a servant sounds like an oxymoron.  Aren’t leaders supposed to be the bosses, and we are to serve them? Doesn’t the Bible tell us to be obedient to our masters on earth? Yes, …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 3 Integrity

Trust a Must for Leaders

In Part 1 and Part 2, we looked at the importance of trustworthiness and meeting comments in leadership.  Today, let’s take a look at integrity. Walking with integrity Consistency in words and deeds may sound like the meeting commitments, but it’s really quite different. In this case, no promise or commitment is made.  It’s just the comparison of the things …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 2 Commitment

Trust a Must for Leaders

In Part 1 of Trust a Must for Leaders, we looked at the importance of trustworthiness.  We learned that there are three qualities of trust, the most important of which is meeting commitments.  Now let’s look at how to be a better than ever promise keeper. The Value of Vows Kept Follow through on agreements you make.  Followers grade you …

Trust a Must for Leaders – Part 1 Importance

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In recent posts, we have been exploring what it means to be a leader. This week let’s look at qualities people are looking for in those they follow starting with the big one –Trust. Trust a Must for Leaders In the latest nationwide Gallup poll of honesty and ethics of various professions, it was reported that… “Eighty percent of Americans …

Why Follow the Leader?

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So far in this series of articles about becoming a person others follow, we have discussed “What Leadership is NOT” and “What Leadership IS.” To sum up both articles, let me propose that leadership is usually defined in three ways:  the position of, the qualities of and the function of. After 46 years in various business and ministry roles, I believe …

What Leadership IS

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The first leadership book I remember reading was Spiritual Leadership by J. Oswald Sanders, Consulting Director for Overseas Missionary Fellowship. While Sanders authored more than 40 books on the Christian life, three personal experiences made this book particularly important to me. My first spiritual mentor, Gayle Jackson, gave it to me for Christmas 1980.  Gayle is the best Bible-teaching businessman …