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Everyone wants to be a great leader. They try every book, conference, and seminar. They pump themselves full of motivation. They read and listen to the latest leadership strategy.
All good. The missing ingredient of all of the above? “Self-awareness.”
“Crisis management” is not my favorite thing. It is, however, often thrust upon you out of nowhere. If you knew it was coming, it wouldn’t be a crisis!
Can you keep your head in a crisis? Do your choices lead to disaster or do they point the way forward?
Here are the 5 top things I do for direction in one of life’s sudden, unexpected crises:
No Biblical phrase has been more overused (or abused). Was Jesus actually saying we should have no discernment? What actually DID He mean and how do we steer clear of breaking His commandment?
Here are the 8 signs of judgmentalism and how we overcome it in our own lives:
You have heard it said: “Interdependence, not independence, is the secret of marriage.”
What is this deadly enemy of independence, and how does it silently worm it’s way into the best of marriages?
Do you ever wonder how the wheels of power turn? How a person with millions of people looking to them for leadership manages his life, his time, and his priorities?
I had six wonderful years holding a weekly Bible study for Louisiana Governor Mike Foster and his top staff. He didn’t know it, but while I was teaching him the Bible, he was teaching me excellent leadership!
Here are the 4 main lessons I observed about him that made a lifetime impact on me:
It is no secret how to have more money: spend less than you earn.
The problem is not the consumerism we all fall into. It is when we constantly HAVE to buy more because we haven’t taken care of what we have.
Here are some good ideas to “give yourself a big raise” on the same salary:
“Out of order.”
It’s a sign you often see on a gas pump. Why doesn’t it just say, “Broken?” When something has no order, IT IS “broken.”
Life, family, health, finances, and relationships can all be “broken.” How can you repair them? By putting them back into order.
Let’s look at some of these areas and see how the principle of order can transform your life:
Integrity has become “mission-critical.”
Look at the present national state of hyper-sensitivity to anything that looks, sounds, or smells like corruption.
Integrity is the currency of influence. Power and success are like paper money but integrity is the GOLD.
Job, in the Old Testament, "had integrity."
WHAT ARE THE FIVE ELEMENTS OF INTEGRITY HE POSSESSED?