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 …

What Leadership Is NOT

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A headline in this month’s issue of Christianity Today caught my attention. “Brothers, We Are Not Managers” Author Andrew Wilson began his article with “Every time I write the word elder or eldership on my iPad, the spell checker kicks in and automatically corrects it to leader or leadership.” I was hooked inasmuch as I am putting the finishing touches …