Driven to a Fault

A friend once related the story of a guy who was “let out of his cage” every now and then to get a specific job done. No one could do this job quite like he could, but in the aftermath, others had to clean up the human fallout. I’m glad to say this was not…

Leader, Is Your Soul Healthy?

“Beloved, I pray that in all respects you may prosper and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.” 3 John 1:2 As a leader, you rarely get a hiatus. At times you are hounded, pounded, and dumbfounded, so you must make a daily choice to be astounded by God’s goodness and grace. You…

Thoughts on Leading Change that Will Last

As John Lennon sang, “you know we all wanna change the world”. We can’t do it alone, so we must inspire others. A few weeks ago, I was at a summit where Bill Hybels offered some insight on leading change. He drew an example of how leaders must focus on enlarging people’s hearts for the world…

Overcoming Leadership’s Dark Side: Power, Sex & Money

Leaders fall. And when Christian leaders fall, depending on how high their orbit, people can become disillusioned and forget that many do lead with integrity. When we lived in Kyiv, Ukraine I took an Ethics seminary course taught by Dennis Hollinger, President of Gordon-Conwell. I will never forget the day he lectured on power, sex…

Four Areas to Cultivate in Life & Leadership

We take on the characteristics of what we worship. And western culture fosters a self-centered focus on personal freedom and individual satisfaction. The problem is, when unconstrained by the love of God that binds us to a loving relationship with Him and loving relationships with our fellow man in the context of a greater, benevolent purpose,…