Tag: servant

Leaders Leverage Their Influence for Good

  The most influential leaders inspire us without even being aware of it. They lead by example. Instead of using their position and power for personal perks and privileges, they find a way to bless others. This axiom made it to my “top ten” list awhile back as I reflected on nearly forty years of […]

The Way Up is Down

Earlier this summer, I had the privilege of funneling nearly four decades of leadership experience into 90 minutes. I shared ten things I’ve learned about leadership with ten millenials. They were Arise Worship Interns from across the world. I summarized them in a blog: Top Ten for Young Leaders. Then the requests started rolling in to […]

Living the Dash

  There are several sobering parts to every funeral or memorial service I’ve done over the years. I speak about the fact that we all die. It’s one appointment we won’t miss. I also talk about the fact that life is short at it’s longest. It always seems too short. The dash between our date […]

Top Five for August

  When I write a blog post, sometimes I think it’s a real winner. Sometimes it is. Other times, not so much. And then, there are times I’ve written something that I think really needs to be said but I don’t necessarily think it will be all that popular. I’m occasionally surprised at what makes […]

From the Bottom Up

  The feedback from posting “Most Admired Leadership Qualities,” was excellent.  I shared the seven most-admired characteristics in a successful leader: integrity, servanthood, visionary, innovative, humility, persistent and balanced. At the suggestion of readers, I am now addressing them one by one. This is about servanthood. Leadership is frequently about pyramids, org charts and chain […]

Most Admired Leadership Qualities

  As a leader who is passionate about developing younger leaders, I often think about the most important things that I want to pass on and impart to emerging leaders. In my experience, there are certain leadership qualities that attract others. Not a “flash in the pan” kind of attraction. Not the super high-octane personality […]

Humble Pride

  How do you gauge your humility level without becoming prideful? Is it possible to notice the growth of humility in your life and yet not become boastful? Can you be proud of your humility? Or is there such a thing as humble pride? Such an oxymoron, right? Sort of like jumbo shrimp, huh? The […]