“If you try to be liked by everyone, you will ultimately stand for nothing and lead no one anywhere significant.” Carey Nieuwhof shares 10 ways leaders can blow their influence without even trying.
It’s the week before Thanksgiving. Pastors everywhere around the U.S. are likely preparing a sermon on thankfulness or at least planning on working the theme of “gratitude” into a sermon this week or next. Preaching a sermon on gratitude is great, but how do pastors and church leaders build a culture of thankfulness?
“It’s amazing how many projects and initiatives continue to limp along long after they ceased producing any meaningful results.” It’s not fun when leaders have to kill off good ideas, but sometimes, it just has to happen, as Scott Cochrane explains.
“What a marvelous thing this is – to see the Son of God, the One who was steadily moving toward His death and then ascension to the throne of the universe, to be interrupted by the likes of these. What an astounding thought that this Savior of our souls is never too tired, too busy, to preoccupied, too driven, too overscheduled, or too regimented to be interrupted,” Michael Kelley shares about how Jesus was interruptible. Leaders, we need to be willing to be interrupted, even when it seems like an annoyance.
Good leaders have self-awareness and are able to navigate the often-complicated dynamics in a variety of relationships. Do you know how to work with people? Do you know how to resolve conflict? Steve Graves shares on his blog this week that, most times, leadership situations come down to people skills