Leading Others

The Learning Leader

I think a lot about learning. I suppose that is because learning is central to what I do as a professor. I wonder how people learn. I am intrigued by the different levels of learning. There is superficial learning that is easy because it does not challenge our core assumptions.…

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Jesus as Global Leader (Part IV)—Global Mindset

Another characteristic that Marquardt and Berger associate with successful global leadership is what they call a “global mindset.” According to them, these leaders display certain behaviors and outlooks that help them rise above other leaders. One of those outlooks is that they have a “unifying global vision” (v. 19). Did…

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Book Review: Transforming Leadership

In today’s post, I want to review a book I read a long time ago but recently reviewed to refresh my memory of its contents. Leighton Ford wrote Transforming Leadership: Jesus’ Way of Creating Vision, Shaping Values and Empowering Change 27 years ago. The book is still a worthwhile read,…

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The Art of Persuasion

At the root of leadership is influence. Leaders want to influence others and they are good at it. Persuasion is one way that leaders exercise that influence. Persuasion will always involve a combination of three factors: emotion, character, and logic. Emotion has to do with how the person feels about…

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How To Lead Change Through Persuasion

At the heart of how I define leadership is change. All leadership is about being an agent of change. While organizations need someone to maintain a smooth running operation, by itself this is not leadership. Leaders see problems and want to solve them. They see possibilities and want to achieve…

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The Question of "Essence"

The field of Leadership Studies is obscured by “experts” who claim to have discovered the “essence” of leadership. You can check this out for yourself by doing a Google search on the phrase “the essence of leadership.” I came up with 436,000 hits. Such claims often come couched in terms…

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  • James 1:12 March 23, 2019
    “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
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