Stop Being a People Fixer

Brayden has been working for months on putting together a convention with a limited budget and limited personnel.  He has worked an average of 90 hours a week planning, organizing, coordinating, and preparing. The convention is for training of and cooperation between the faculties of independently-owned charter schools. This will be the first time Brayden’s school has ever hosted this event. One morning he gets an email from the convention president asking him if he has…

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7 Ways to Influence Indirectly

You want to make a positive change. You attack the problem head-on, thinking you will solve it quickly but things get worse. You try harder but, instead of making progress, people get more resistant, the situation more tense, and the change more distant. So, you decide to give it everything you’ve got by confronting the resistance and forcing radical changes. The situation explodes in your face. Bad feelings, people taking sides, and the original goal…

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The Ambivalence of Influence

Leadership is all about influence, but the pursuit of influence, for its own sake, can be disastrous to the soul of the leader. It’s important to understand the nature of influence because it is a core component of leadership–but it’s also important to understand the dangers of pursuing influence as a goal in itself. Influence is the process by which our ideas and our personal presence contribute to change in other people, in an organization,…

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  • Ephesians 2:10 August 13, 2020
    “For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.”
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