Common Sense Leadership: 3 Things You’ve Been Right About All Along
As believers, we can keep putting our head in the sand hoping the sobering issues of this world will mysteriously disappear.
We can keep focusing on building our own kingdoms saying we are doing “kingdom work”.
We can keep “agreeing to disagree” about biblical truths or call them many “expressions of faith”.
We can keep turning a blind eye to the “bad fruit” in the lives our so many “spiritual leaders” and fellow “believers”.
We can keep on because we have the power to choose, but the TRUTH of the matter is this…
Such things never have nor ever will come from the SPIRIT of God.
God is doing something in this season. He is awakening the hearts of men and women who desire to see him clearly and to proclaim his glory. He is revealing to many that being in a church is not the same as being in…
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A Must Read! This applies not only to the music industry, but to every area of influential work.
I love listening to worship music. . . . . music that exalts God, proclaims the Good News of Jesus Christ, and ministers to my soul.
But one thing that I have noticed is that over the years, as I learn more about the Lord and grow spiritually, I have become more and more selective when it comes to the worship music that I listen to.
Songs that I use to like, I no longer listen to because as I grew in God’s word and gained discernment, I eventually realized that the lyrics weren’t sound.
In some cases, the lyrics were man-centered and self-centered rather than Christ-centered, even though Jesus’ name and terms from the Bible were sprinkled throughout the lyrics. It made me wonder, who is really being worshiped here? The creature or the Creator?
Of course, there are some Christian music artists who seem sincere and have remained…
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No one likes conflict (no one normal, at least). The feeling your body gets when it knows you have to address the awkward situations, the humongous elephant in the living room, or the long dreaded “talk.”
Dealing with conflict can sap the energy out of you, increase your stress, decrease your performance and your productivity.
In some cases, experiencing conflict can make you feel down right ill.
Labels and Leadership
It’s funny how some people are labeled or referred to as conflict – when in reality no one (in their right mind) would say they are conflict chasers. So now that I’ve merely reinforced what you already knew about conflict (that it stinks); why in the world am I writing about the importance of dealing with it?
My answer is simple; dealing with conflict is a mandatory part of leadership.
The Danger of Not Dealing with Conflict
Conflict can be…
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Having a competitive spirit is usually a positive attribute in our culture. Whether in work, life, or play, we’re hard-wired to face competition with power, tenacity, and the goal of winning.
It’s the American way. And for many, winning has become the supreme, all-important goal!
On Leadership and Lies
As we approach mid-term elections in the United States in the height of this season’s political frenzy, many candidates and their parties are desperate to win at all costs, with millions of dollars spent to influence voters. For example, spending for TV ads in several state governors races this year are in the range of $15-30 million dollars.
Beyond the vast resources being spent though, the greater concern is the blatant deceit that has become a tolerated part of election season; if you consistently vilify and defame your opponent and play dirty politics, you have a good chance of winning regardless…
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Updated Sept. 29, 6:12 pm
A 22-point list written by his 10-year-old daughter was all it took to change the trajectory of Mohamed El-Erian’s life, the former CEO says.
In January, El-Erian made headlines for announcing his resignation as chief executive officer of trillion-dollar investment fund PIMCO in January. In an article for Worth this summer, which has recently gone viral, El-Erian explains that he decided to step down after his daughter listed out the many milestones he had missed in her life.
When El-Erian asked his child why she wasn’t listening to him when he asked her to brush her teeth, she gave him a list of 22 things he had missed (from first soccer matches to Halloween parades) because of work.
“Talk about a wake-up call,” El-Erian writes. “I felt awful and got defensive: I had a good excuse for each missed event! Travel, important meetings, an…
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