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  • Following The ...

    Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2010
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    Following the Leader As Joshua prepares to enter the land, he confers with leaders from the 12 tribes. Every leader has a circle of influence. It was true in Israel, it is true in churches. But leaders must be united behind the leader, whether that be a Joshua in that day or a ...read more

  • John Maxwell Wrote A Great Book Called ...

    Contributed by Michael Mccartney on Sep 7, 2010
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    John Maxwell wrote a great book called “Failing Forward” the premise of the book is that if we learn from our mistakes then we actually improve in life. He states, “Everybody fails, errs, and makes mistakes. You’ve heard the saying ‘To err is human, to forgive is divine.’ Alexander Pope wrote that ...read more

  • George Barna On Leadership

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
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    GEORGE BARNA ON LEADERSHIP "Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through the skilful management of people, time, and tangible resources. A good leader is one who is able to motivate people; one who is capable of making good ...read more

  • Vote To Get Well

    Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 6, 2011
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    VOTE TO GET WELL Mrs Fisher, the primary school teacher, was at home recovering from surgery. She heard the letter box bang on the door, then her husband entered the room bringing in the post. One of the letters was a get well card from her 2nd year class which ...read more

  • The Public Scavenger

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Mar 21, 2011
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    THE PUBLIC SCAVENGER A long time ago in Greece, some politicians decided to play a joke on a fellow politician in their group. They got him appointed to the post of Public Scavenger. It was a dirty, lowly post. But instead of being humiliated, the man decided he would show everybody what he ...read more

  • Walter C. Jackson, A Professor At Campbellsville ...

    Contributed by Major Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
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    Walter C. Jackson, a professor at Campbellsville University says, "Servant leadership, as portrayed in the gospels, is difficult to maintain in a climate where increasingly larger ...read more

  • David Garland Says In The Niv Application ...

    Contributed by Major Gerardo Balmori on Apr 2, 2011
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    David Garland says in the NIV Application Commentary, "One need not look far to see preachers who do not preach to reach the people but preach to reach the top, to become ecclesiastical superstars. They see discipleship to Jesus in terms of rank and privilege. They assume ...read more

  • George Barna On Leadership

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 10, 2011
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    GEORGE BARNA ON LEADERSHIP "Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through the skilful management of people, time, and tangible resources. A good leader is one who is able to motivate people; one who is capable of making good ...read more

  • Sales Vs. Management

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Apr 17, 2011
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    SALES VS. MANAGEMENT A pastor, an avid golfer, was once taking part in a local tournament. As he was preparing to tee off, the organizer of the tournament approached him and pointed to the dark, threatening storm clouds which were gathering. "Preacher," the organizer said, "I trust you’ll ...read more

  • Leaders Are Born And Made

    Contributed by Tim White on May 7, 2011
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    LEADERS ARE BORN AND MADE J. Oswald Sanders in his classic “Spiritual Leadership” believes that leaders are both born and made. “While conversion does not normally make leaders of people who would never become such otherwise, Church history teaches that in the hour of full surrender the Holy ...read more

  • Boss: Mark Dever On The Four Aspects Of ...

    Contributed by Tim White on May 7, 2011
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    BOSS: MARK DEVER ON THE FOUR ASPECTS OF LEADERSHIP B=Boss. The leader "reproves, rebukes, and exhorts with all longsuffering and doctrine." There is a delicate balance in local churches between pastoral authority (Hebrews 13) and congregational authority (Matthew 18). The pastors must ...read more

  • Leadership And Prayer

    Contributed by Tim White on May 8, 2011
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    LEADERSHIP AND PRAYER Henry and Richard Blackaby in Spiritual Leadership in chapter seven "The Leader's Influence" stress that leaders influence others through prayer. They give six reasons why leaders should pray. The fourth reason is "God is all-powerful. . . .God can do far more than even the ...read more

  • The V Formation

    Contributed by Tim White on May 9, 2011
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    I heard Adrian Rogers give this example: "We all have seen Canada Geese fly in their V formation with one leg of the V formation longer than the other leg. Why do they fly in the V formation? The lead goose is making it easier for the other geese who are following his lead. He is moving the ...read more

  • Middle Management

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2011
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    MIDDLE MANAGEMENT Cyril Barber, in his commentary on Nehemiah, transfers this principle into all of life; "Middle management involves being able to translate the ideals of one’s superiors into practice and, at the same time, knowing how to motivate one’s subordinates. It necessitates keeping ...read more

  • Loyalty And The Promotional Bottleneck

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 8, 2011
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    LOYALTY AND THE PROMOTIONAL BOTTLENECK Peter Drucker gave this warning to those who would push back this principle, "Contrary to popular legend, subordinates do not, as a rule, rise to position and prominence over the prostrate bodies of incompetent bosses. If their boss is not promoted, they ...read more

  • Picking The Wrong Door

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Aug 31, 2011
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    PICKING THE WRONG DOOR Stuart Briscoe, in his book Everyday Discipleship for Ordinary People, tells the story about a fellow pastor who was officiating at the funeral of a war veteran. The dead man’s military friends wanted to have a part in the service at the funeral home, so they requested ...read more

  • The Clarence Principle

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 7, 2011
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    THE CLARENCE PRINCIPLE That's what spiritual maturity is--It's not just being a Christian for a little while. It's being able to discern the difference between right and wrong, because you have practiced applying the principles of God's Word in your every-day life. It's being able to discern the ...read more

  • Leaders At The Poles

    Contributed by Sermon Central on Sep 7, 2011
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    LEADERS AT THE POLES In his book, Leading at the Edge, Dennis Perkins contrasts the leadership values of two different explorers: Earnest Shackleton and Vilhjalmur Stefansson. In 1914, Shackleton led a daring expedition to reach Antarctica in the South. A year earlier, Stefansson led an ...read more

  • Abraham Lincoln: Malice Toward None

    Contributed by Michael Mcbrien on Jan 10, 2012
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    ABRAHAM LINCOLN: MALICE TOWARD NONE Abraham Lincoln, America's most beloved president, was anything but beloved while he was in office. The South hated him. The anti-war activists hated him. Democrats hated him, calling him a widow-maker. The media ridiculed his eyes, looks, and body, calling ...read more

  • Lao Tzu Said This Of A Leader: "A Leader Is ...

    Contributed by Davon Huss on Jan 30, 2012
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    Lao Tzu said this of a leader: "A leader is best when people barely know that he exists. He is not so good when people obey and ...read more