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Archive for September, 2009

Not to Lead with Issues

How does a leader call himself a leader when he has personal issues? This is something that I have closely observed over the years, with various leaders and I am not saying that I am perfect. However, it is my belief that a leader needs to regularly look at himself and if neccessary ask a friend if  there is anything he needs to improve in. Having a humble character, in my opinion is the only way to successful leadership. A humble leader recognizes that people around him may have greater skills, gifts, knowledge than himself and reckognizing those assets in a church, or workplace could make the difference. The only problem is, that often or not Leaders accelerate too fast without regular self reflection and because of pride or arrogance often miss the answers to thier problems. Thier heads are too high up to see what is actually happening down below. A leader who thinks with a clear conscience and a rightous heart will almost definately be able to take on larger responsibility with a smoother outcome.

The importance of a leader is significant. He becomes a source of inspiration, he is the decision maker and all responsibility rests in his hands, so when things are not right with the person at the top, everything below is likely to take a fall or the organization gets crippled somehow.  The reason pride surfaces at the top is because leaders want to be known, usually pride is due to insecurity. Having insecure leaders in your organization is not a good thing certainly if the Leader does not accept his or her weakness. 

For me, there is only one way to  great leadership and that is accepting a great Leader before you, and His name is Jesus Christ.  Laying your insecurities down before God is probably the best beginning in Leadership. God wants people to be free from emotional difficulties and struggles, it is His desire for Leaders to lead with joy and liberty.

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Dreams in Action

Real Dreamer or Day Dreamer

23 09 2009

An organization picks up steam when its leaders point to a better tomorrow. Momentum breaks down when leaders preoccupy themselves with the past. Or, as I’ve heard quoted, “Losers yearn for the past and get stuck in it. Winners learn from the past and let go of it.” Many people have powerful dreams. However, most don’t realize that the viability of their ideal tomorrow is based on what they do today. The difference between a dream and wishful thinking is what you’re doing now. Practice today what you want to be tomorrow. If you do it well enough, someday you may arrive at your dream. John C. Maxwell

Real Dreamer or Day Dreamer

Stick with the dream it’s the one shot you have. The dream that gets you excited, it stirs something inside. It’s where the heart wants to run but all too many times there’s  a fight against the current. Excuses come up time and time again; I’m too busy, I have no money, and then the dream is buried once again. Life likes to throw obstacles at us to just about stop every hope of a dream from happening. A Leader needs to take hold and stand boldly and proclaim that nothing is going to stop this dream from happening. Just taking this act of courage will start the momentum turning and it reflects a sign of power. Dreams need to be regularly fed, a bit like spoon feeding similar to an infant. The dream needs to come alive! It has to start somehow and declaring positive words over the dream will help to inspire growth. If by setting possible tasks each day and celebrating small accomplishments the dream will start to get the nutrition it needs. A leader needs to establish a lifestyle of discipline in order for the momentum to keep driving and as John Maxwell cites ‘Practice today what you want to be tomorrow’.

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