Tag Archives: Leadership

Who are you developing?

For 14 years I served as a Resource Minister for our denomination. That entailed me directly working with 133 churches in my area. I tried to provide whatever assistance they requested. A common complain I often heard was the lack … Continue reading

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Continuing Education

One of the things I’ve been committed to throughout my various careers is continuing education. When I worked in a factory they began offering classes to the factory workers. This was about the time computers were showing up on people’s … Continue reading

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Failing forward

In 2000 John Maxwell wrote a book that helped me immensely. The book was Failing Forward: Turning Mistakes Into Stepping Stones for Success. All of Maxwell’s books have helped me in my leadership development, but this one spoke to me … Continue reading

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Setting your goals for 2019

If you haven’t already done so, now is the time to begin setting your goals for 2019. I am a big believer in goal setting and have done so for several years. I forget when I first began setting goals, … 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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What are you reading?

Motivational speaker Charles “Tremendous” Jones is well known for saying “You’re the same today as you’ll be in five years except for the people you meet and the books you read.”  I believe he is right. Yet, studies consistently show … Continue reading

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Giving a little extra

I recently read 212 The Extra Degree: Extraordinary Results Begin with One Small Change. It’s a small book that only took a couple of hours to read, but it made a powerful point. At 211 degrees you have hot water, … Continue reading

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