Posts by The Leadership Connection

How we choose our heroes…

Posted by on Apr 16, 2013 in Haiti Blog | Comments Off on How we choose our heroes…

I have my favorite sports teams–SF Giants, LA Lakers, SF 49ers.  It’s a bad day for me when they lose. I have some sports’ heroes” as well–Warren Spahn (I know, I’m old), Buster Posey, Joe Montana, Jerry Rice, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant…I could hear some of you gasping for breath as the list grew longer. Last weekend Tiger Woods and Kobe Bryant–two of my sports’ “heroes”–suffered devastating losses.  Tiger dropped his ball illegally following an errant a shot into the water at the Masters, and Kobe Bryant tore his...

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Jesus’ Advice on Overcoming Distraction

Posted by on Apr 14, 2013 in Leadership, Resources Blog | Comments Off on Jesus’ Advice on Overcoming Distraction

Almost no one wishes they were busier—that we had more things on our to do list, more places to be, more people to catch up with, more errands to run, or more emails to respond to. No one wants that. Instead, most of us wish life would actually SLOW down, OR that we had more hours in the day, and that we could focus more on the substantial and less on the superficial – not the other way around. If we peel back a layer, I think what we really wish is that we were able to BE MORE PRESENT in our own lives, and less preoccupied. Anybody with me? There’s that voice inside that tells us...

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How Godly Character Makes Us Effective Leaders

Posted by on Apr 8, 2013 in Leadership, Next Gen, Resources, Resources Blog | Comments Off on How Godly Character Makes Us Effective Leaders

Every one of us needs a good dose of godly character to cover the ‘gaps’ of our gifting—the areas where we are obligated to work but not very gifted. Most leadership theory instructs us to address the “gaps” by surrounding ourselves with people who have gifts and talents that compliment us. This is helpful advice, if you can pull it off. But let’s be real – this isn’t always as practical as it sounds when that advice is given. So…I’ve discovered a different more sure-fire way to “cover the gaps.” And I think it’s the way God designed...

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Unlayering the Guilt You Feel

Posted by on Apr 1, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Unlayering the Guilt You Feel

While pastors become guides to helping others wrestle with and release their own guilt, rarely do pastors engage their own feelings of guilt in a healthy way. This affects our lives and ministries. If we want to help others find freedom from unhealthy guilt, and understand how God sees what we’ve done wrong, we have to walk this path in our own journey. We have to deal with our guilt in a healthier, God-honoring way. <strong>Guilt emerges when we’ve done something that we perceive to be wrong toward God or someone else.</strong> And as human beings, whenever we wrong...

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3 Paradigms for Spiritual Leadership

Posted by on Mar 25, 2013 in Blog Post | Comments Off on 3 Paradigms for Spiritual Leadership

There are leadership principles that span the scope of leadership anywhere and everywhere. Those things are good to learn from and apply. But sometimes, there’s something called “spiritual leadership” that presents a distinct set of things that ought to remain important and even core to who we are as people. It’s really not even about “leadership” but much more about being vessels in whom God uses in this world to accomplish HIS purposes. I don’t know about you, but I want to be that kind of vessel. So here’s 3 snapshots of paradigms that inform...

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