86. How are you managing people?

Isn’t it funny how particular words mean different things in different cultures and organisations?  Being a visionary organisation as YWAM, the word pastoring didn’t initially sit with us so well.  We are about reaching the world, denying self and completing the great commission. Where is the accomplishment in looking after people’s needs?  We DO care about Read more about 86. How are you managing people?[…]

83. Do you have enough margin?

I was reading Adele Ahlberg Calhoun’s book called Spiritual disciplines handbookthe other day and she relates the following story: A friend of mine tells of how the word of God came to her one day through her four-year-old daughter.  The mother was busy hurrying her daughter out the door when the little girl replied, “Mommy.  Read more about 83. Do you have enough margin?[…]

77. What leadership lessons have you learned?

You may have read John Maxwell’s book the 21 laws of leadership.  As I was reading I began to recognise some of the laws or values or lessons that I live by as a leader and things that I desire to pass on to others.  Here are 21 of them: Leadership is influence:  If you Read more about 77. What leadership lessons have you learned?[…]

61. Do you feel indispensable?

When you have been leading something for a long time, it’s easy to feel like the ministry couldn’t continue without you!  Actually that may be true – especially if you haven’t trained anyone up to take it on from you.  However, generally, we are far less indispensable than we think!  So this letter is about Read more about 61. Do you feel indispensable?[…]

53. Do you share leadership?

How do you share leadership? Some would say, you are either the leader or you’re not, you can’t share it! In the times when Kings ruled nations, there was no question of sharing the leadership. His word was the law and you went against it at your own peril. Today we experience a continuum of Read more about 53. Do you share leadership?[…]

52. Developing a value-driven culture?

The second law of thermodynamics states that everything swerves to rot or put more nicely, tends towards decline. Mission drift is that law lived out in an organisation. Mission drift is inevitable if we are not intentional about maintaining two things: keeping a clear focus of our vision and purpose, and communicating and continually living Read more about 52. Developing a value-driven culture?[…]

51. How do you handle change?

What is change? Research has shown that organisations undergo major change about once every three years, and that within that cycle of major change is an almost constant swirl of minor change. Major change in an organisation can include things like new leadership, re-structuring or implementing a whole new focus and vision, while minor change Read more about 51. How do you handle change?[…]

46. Are you a 360 degree leader?

John Maxwell in his book ‘the 360 degree leader’ talks about the compass directions to identify the different relationships that are required by a leader. These four main compass relationships require different skills, and so as a result we tend to be better at leading and relating in some directions more than others. In this Read more about 46. Are you a 360 degree leader?[…]

42. What are you priorities?

I was sitting in a meeting the other day hearing a number of leaders share the challenge of wearing a number of hats and having too many things to fit into their schedule. It’s probably the one thing that we can all relate to and understand. Sometimes I sit at my desk and make the Read more about 42. What are you priorities?[…]

28. What’s your ministry philosophy?

As you face decisions and difficulties in your leadership, you begin to think through what you believe and why you believe it. As time goes on, those beliefs are shaped into a ministry philosophy that you begin to lead by. Then without having to think it all through again, you live and lead from this Read more about 28. What’s your ministry philosophy?[…]

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