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Jesus as Global Leader (Part I)

Western culture has segregated Jesus Christ to the religious realm, denying him entrance into the world of organizational management. I believe, however, that—apart from one’s religious view of Jesus—his life exhibits the traits of a global leader and that his example as a leader provides valuable insights that leaders today can incorporate to the benefit of today’s global organizations. Jesus ignited a movement that would encompass the entire Mediterranean world in less than 100 years…

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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, especially if you are interested both in Leadership and in Jesus Christ. An abundance of material is available on leadership. Much of it written on…

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A Clear Mandate

Cold, wet, shivering, and groping, we stumbled down the path into the blackness below. The rain had started early that day and it seemed to penetrate to the bone. One foot shuffling in front of the other was all the determination I could muster. Gravity was the main force moving me forward. Our climb to the cross was a success, but now we were lost. An 85-foot rusty iron cross overlooks the city of San…

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Reflections on Leading From Behind

This week I was at a wedding rehearsal and ran into one of my former students. It was so good to see him and his wife again. A talented young couple, I always thought they offered amazing potential for the future of any church for which they would end up working. In fact, I helped him land a position as Worship Pastor at a large church. For those of you who are not familiar with…

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A Strategic Visioning Infographic

This is my first attempt at creating an infographic. I did it using Microsoft Visio 2010. I tried to save it as a JPG and as a PNG graphics file, but I didn’t like the quality. So, I saved it as a PDF. The infographic gives a simple overview of the strategic planning process. To see it in full screen, click the image above outward pointing arrows in the lower right hand of the window…

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  • James 1:2-3 January 20, 2020
    “[Trials and Temptations] Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance.”
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