Does Your Soul Have A Backbone?

Does Your Soul Have A Backbone?

Being a coward is not difficult for me. I don’t like to fight. I don’t enjoy pain. Conflict with people closest to me doesn’t energize me. If given the opportunity between fight or flight, 9 times out of 10 I’d probably choose flight. How about you?

The 3 Mentors Every Effective Leader Needs

The 3 Mentors Every Effective Leader Needs

Learning is a big deal to me. This is probably because I realize how much I lack. If I am going to be faithful with what God has entrusted to me, then each day is an opportunity to hone and sharpen the gifts I have. The same holds true for you. However, this is not something that can be accomplished alone.

The Most Important Quality Of Christian Leaders

The Most Important Quality Of Christian Leaders

There are some authors that when they write, I listen. Henri Nouwen is one of those for me. As a follower of Christ, I am always looking to become more effective as a christian leader. When I come across something really good, I want to pass it on. This is one of those times.

How do you craft your leadership story?

How do you craft your leadership story? Stan Ward is a good friend of mine and an excellent teacher on the topic of leadership. I thought you would enjoy a followup to his prior post on using story as a leader. -Kevin In my previous post, I introduced readers to the concept of a leadership story. Today...

5 Questions Every Leader Should Be Able To Answer

5 Questions Every Leader Should Be Able To Answer There are many good guys out there.  But being good can only bring you so far.  After that, precision is required.  It is the difference between being an amateur and a pro.  So what will bridge the divide? I’ve sat across the table from many people looking to...

Why Do Leaders Fall?

Why Do Leaders Fall? Rick Reynolds has such an important ministry in an area that many don’t talk about – infidelity. Enjoy his guest post on his key topic in leadership. – Kevin While speaking to a class of seminary students and their wives, I shared Dave Carder’s statistic...

Why leaders should tell stories

Why leaders should tell stories Stan Ward is one of the most engaging teachers on leadership I know. He’s engaging because he uses stories. I’m excited to have him guest post for you. – Kevin Here’s a new leadership lesson from an old story. What can leaders learn from the story of...

How To Hire 1,200 Staff In 2 Weeks

How To Hire 1,200 Staff In 2 Weeks Two days ago, we began our marathon sprint to finish the hiring of 1,200 staff to work with Pine Cove this next summer.  The overall concept of what we do is the same for any of you hiring 1, 2, 12, or 120.  The key is the process. I’ve written before on the...

Penn State’s Lessons To All Leaders

Penn State’s Lessons To All Leaders Kids are getting hurt each and every day all across this globe.  It sickens me that over the past few years, the people who were expected to be the role models – the church leaders, coaches, and youth workers – have fallen into that same category as...

7 Qualities Of Effective Leaders

7 Qualities Of Effective Leaders It seems that almost every leader has their list of what they think are the important – or essential – qualities of an effective leader.  I guess I’m no different.  But this list doesn’t come from me. This weekend I was reading an article by...