Tag Archives: Character

The power of gratitude

If there is anything that people are good at it is complaining. It doesn’t seem to matter how blessed some people are, they will find something to complain about. When I served as a pastor we had a family in … Continue reading

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What are you willing to give up to succeed?

The most successful leaders are true servant leaders. These are the people who recognize the key to their success will be found in those who work for them. If someone wants people who are committed to the task and focused … Continue reading

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Learning from Failure

Some of the best lessons we can learn comes from failures, and the cheapest lessons come when we learn from the failures of other people. As important as it is to study ways to be more successful, it’s also important … Continue reading

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Character and leadership

To be an effective leader requires one to possess many skills and knowledge. However, one thing is absolutely necessary: character. General Norman Schwarzkopf Jr. said, “Leadership is a potent combination of strategy and character. But if you must be without one, … Continue reading

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Feeding the soul

Life moves at warp speed. Every day there are more things to do than time to do them in. Many of us hit the ground running and never let up until it’s time to go to bed. Too many people … Continue reading

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Winning with People

I occasionally speak to groups of pastors and leaders of smaller churches. One of the things I tell them is that if they are not good working with people they will not be successful in a smaller church. In the … Continue reading

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Character matters

For the first 150 years of our nation’s history most people believed that one of the keys to success was a person’s character. In more recent years the focus has been more on skills. However, truly successful people still believe … Continue reading

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