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Cultivating Generations of Influence is a brief video of me sharing from my life and ministry experience. Each time I will address one concept, which I have been thinking about and wrestling with, for you to consider. Talking Points: • Growing leaders recognize the essential nature of integration and leverage other people’s strengths. • Every believer needs a mentor, peer,…

A key aspect of leadership is developing young leaders, training them to become what you already are. To be the mentor of future leaders is not only an exciting journey but a commission for believers. 2 Timothy 2:2 is our model and Jesus our example. My friend John Armstrong has captured the essences of this concept in the guest blog…

“If you want to go fast, go alone; if you want to go far, go together!” My friend and quintessential networker, Paul Fleischmann, in his book Better Together, sited this African Proverb. It is a perfect illustration of Influential Networking. Whether you call it networking, partnering, connecting, collaborating, or just plain “working together,” the reality is we can do more…

Good leaders share ideas, but exceptional leaders facilitate opportunities. Leaders who constantly have to be the idea person, center of attention, or “credit hog” will rob their team of opportunities to: Contribute Fail Grow Bond Believe Gordon Leidner in his book, The Leadership Secrets of Hamilton, addresses this concisely when he says, “The art of turning followers into leaders encompasses…

Leadership is influence; if you are not influencing, you are not leading. As you grow as a leader so should your influence. The growing process requires you to be constantly honing your leadership skills. Doing so will help you continue to make a difference in the lives of those with whom you are working. Your goal is to influence those…

I am writing from New Zealand and decided to re-write a post from 2011 on an interesting Leadership concept. I think it has merit and is worthy of repeating with updates. I learned a new leadership concept while in New Zealand called The Tall Poppy Syndrome. Although the phrase was completely new to me, it was easy to recognize once…

In the 135 years since its introduction, kudzu’s tentacles have spread over almost seven and one half million acres of the southern United States and continues to ‘consume’ the south at an estimated rate of 120,000 acres per year, destroying power lines, buildings, and native vegetation in its path.[1] The kudzu plant was introduced to the United States from Japan…

There is a distinct advantage to possessing the higher ground in warfare. We see illustrations of this in history from the Romans to the Battle of Little Round Top. Most outnumbered armies who won glorious victories won them as a result of their strategic command of the higher ground. In leadership, maintaining a higher ground mindset can mean success rather…

Devotional and sermon prep can be demanding. It does not matter if you are a seasoned veteran or tackling your first ministry opportunity. Perhaps you are confident in your homiletics training, or maybe you feel like you were “thrown into the deep end of the pool without your flotation device.” Regardless of how you arrived where you are today, we…

Leaders influence everyone from the receptionist who greets them at the front desk to the person who is second in command. Attitude, perspective and customer service are reflected from the top down in churches, businesses, organizational headquarters or physician’s offices. So I am never surprised when I am treated as an interruption by the secretary - to feel the same…

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