Links for Leaders 2/27/15

Criticism is tough to swallow sometimes, isn’t it? Leaders deal with criticism all the time, and it can get aggravating. Even so, leaders must not respond in anger. Three reasons why from Ron Edmondson. High performing leaders expect a lot of themselves and the people around them, as they should. But how do leaders react […]

3 Things a Lack of Integrity Kills

When the apostle Paul challenged Timothy to expand the ministry and hand responsibilities over to others, he emphasized character over competence. He didn’t diminish competence, but he started with integrity and faithfulness. Notice the order of the language of this often-quoted verse: The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses […]

Links for Leaders 2/13/15

You can’t be a good leader without self-awareness. It lies at the root of strong character, giving us the ability to lead with a sense of purpose, authenticity, openness, and trust. Here are five ways to become more self-aware. John Maxwell loves to say, “Everything rises and falls on leadership.” Leadership is a key part of […]

4 Groups to Whom the Leader Should Listen

The culture and direction of entire organizations, churches, ministries, and institutions is driven, in part, by whom the leader listens to. These people impact much of the leader’s decision-making, direction, and perception of reality—both challenges and opportunities. As I recently shared, wise leaders ensure they are hearing the right voices and listening to people who […]