Here are some leadership and productivity blog posts I have come across recently.
“I fear that personal holiness is not a priority within the church — even among its leaders — as it was in the days of the Puritans. Many ministers are often nowadays more concerned with visual growth and success than with cultivating personal purity.”
“You are likely reading books, going to conferences, following people on social media, or even attending seminary. That’s good. You should be curious, always learning and improving. Just be sure you choose influencers who have a proven track record supporting their supposed theoretical insight about life and ministry. In short, follow people who have actually done something significant – not just learned creative ways to tell others what to think or do.”
“Leadership would be so much easier, the saying goes, if it wasn’t for people. And topping off the list of difficult people to work with or lead is toxic people. The hard part is, as much as we might wish it was otherwise, toxic people are everywhere. Two questions spring up almost immediately when the subject of toxic people arises. How do you spot them? How do you deal with them?”
“Preachers who don’t read are like jars low on water; eventually, they have nothing left pour out. If you are preaching every week, how can you expect to pour out thoughtful, stimulating, and a well-informed message to your people over and over again if you are not putting anything into yourself? Great preaching is often a result of great reading.”
“Look up or down the line of command in many organizations, and it’s easy to see these five character flaws afflict many leaders today. If you’re a leader, the best safeguard against them is self-awareness. … And once you see your weaknesses clearly, you can build the corresponding strengths into your character and your leadership.”
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Why not check out these posts from around the blog?
- Read This! Links to Equip Leaders – 21/07/18
- Links to Blogs on Ministry – 23/11/18
- Links to Equip Christian Leaders – 28/09/18
- Top 5 Christian Leadership Blog Posts I Read This Week – 08/02/19
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