The Leadership Crisis

The other week, Brian Newman and I had a wide ranging conversation on leadership. One of our conversation points was on the crisis of leadership. In this short video, Brian and I talk about the four elements that, together, make up the current Leadership Crisis. We’ll be publishing more conversations on leadership in the coming […]

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Mother Teresa – Anyway Poem

Mother Teresa is one of my favorite leaders. She was a remarkable woman in many ways. Her way of quiet, strong, persevering leadership for the sake of the least resourced people in India (and around the world) reminds me of Jesus’ manifesto in Luke 4:18-19. Here is a prayer of Mother Teresa. I think it […]

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Defining Leadership

Leadership is like an elephant. It’s big. You can look at it from many vantage points. As you look at it, you see many different aspects of leadership. This is why there are so many definitions of leadership. While the essence of all leadership is the use of power and authority, there are additional ways […]

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Like Everything Else, Power is Changing

Moises Naim, former editor-in-chief of Foreign Policy, scholar at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and the executive director of the World Bank, tells us how power is changing. A number of people asked me about the ideas from The End of Power by Moises Naim. At the first and third services, I read a few […]

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Leadership Matters

Good leadership matters a great deal, to God and to others. 6 Sunday morning messages on Leading, Loving, and Serving in the Way of Jesus. 40 days of conversations with you on a most important theme. In 40 days, you can learn a great deal. In 40 days, you can experience a lot of change. […]

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9 Reasons Why Change is so Hard

I’ve thought about why I find change hard. I’ve thought about the things others have said to me. Here is a good list of nine main reasons why change is slow and difficult. One: We are creatures of habit. Routines make life simpler (not necessarily better, but certainly simpler). Two: Entropy and lethargy are always […]

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The Challenge of Change

Becky and I were out walking the other evening. Our conversation was not a new theme. It is one we have processed for many years. Becky, as a counselor and therapist who helps people deal with the problems and crises of life, and I, as a pastor and mentor who wants to help people move […]

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