92. Are you lonely as a leader?

I was caring for my 94 year old mother in Wales at the end of last year for a month.  My Dad died some thirteen years ago and since that time, I have often heard my mum say that she is ‘lonely’.  After 55 years of marriage with hardly any separation during all those years, you get used to having a companion with you all the time. So becoming a widow brought loneliness into her Read more about 92. Are you lonely as a leader?[…]

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 can mean anything from the introduction of new training courses or schedules to new staff or living environment. Change often Read more about 51. How do you handle change?[…]

16. In Transit?

“A bend in the road is not the end of the road, as long as you make the turn.” Unknown Like most YWAMers, I have a lot of war stories to do with travel. Years ago, Rite and I were leading a team to West Africa and the cheapest flight was with a Russian airline via Moscow. It was before the iron curtain had fallen and so security was very tight. We ended up having Read more about 16. In Transit?[…]

06. Are your 10 years up?

Is there something special about 10 years? As a general rule, I think so. It seems like a decade is a good time to focus on something, a good time to give your best and a good time to evaluate. Just look at the last five decades in history. It seems from a brief look that there are trends, mind-sets, ways of life and culture that change over each decade. 1960’s – YWAM started in Read more about 06. Are your 10 years up?[…]

02. Know Your Season

Since I have been living in Spain, knowing the summer season is an easy task. The summer has temperatures of 35-40 degrees with zero precipitation during the months of June, July and August. In comparison, when I was living in Scotland I couldn’t distinguish the summer season by whether there was rain or not – it was a constant companion! Seasons are part of life in the natural and each one has its own beauty. Read more about 02. Know Your Season[…]

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