Archives For Heart

4 hearts of a leader

December 2, 2013

Good Monday morning! I hope you had a blessed Thanksgiving holiday. Now we are in the season of Advent – preparing our hearts to celebrate the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. Please take time each day of this Advent season to still your heart and to reflect on the goodness and greatness of God shown to us through the birth of Jesus.

As I have mentioned before, Leadership as an Identity is my favorite book on spiritual leadership. In the book, Dr. Loritts quotes Ted Kimmel on leaders and Ted gives the following qualities or “hearts” of a leader:

“A humble heart – a reverence for God and a respect for others.

A grateful heart – an appreciation for what he has been given and who has given it.

A generous heart – a great delight in sharing with others what God has entrusted to him.

A servant’s heart – a willingness to take action in order to help bring the best out of everyone around him. 

So – how is your heart today? Where do you need to grow?

Peace and grace to you,

BG

 

the heart of a leader

October 8, 2013

crawford_lorittsGood morning! The following is a quote from Tim Kimmel found in Crawford Loritts‘ book, Leadership as an Identity.

“What are the qualities of an authentic Christian leader?

  • A humble heart – a reverence for God and respect for others.
  • A grateful heart – an appreciation for what he has given and who has given it.
  • A generous heart – a great delight in sharing with others what God has entrusted to him.
  • A servant’s heart – a willingness to take action in order to help bring the best out of everyone around him.”

Have a great day today!
BG

An Affair of the Heart

March 28, 2013

Good morning, I hope that this Holy Week has been special for you as we prepare our hearts for this weekend we remember and celebrate and give thanks for the death, burial and resurrection of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.the-truth-about

According to James Kouzes and Barry Posner, in their book The Truth About Leadership, leadership is an affair of the heart. Listen to what they say:

There’s no integrity without heart. There’s no commitment and conviction without heart. There’s no trust and support without heart. There’s no persistence and courage without heart. There’s no learning and risk taking without heart. Nothing important ever gets done without heart. Purely and simply, exemplary leaders excel at improving performance because they pay attention to the human heart.”

So, is your leadership an “affair of the heart”? Do you deeply care for those you lead and serve? Do you pay attention to the hearts of those you lead?

You should not divorce emotion from your vocation and if you want to truly impact the lives of others, you cannot divorce your emotions from your vocation.

Care and care deeply for those you lead and make a difference in their lives – today.

Tomorrow, take some time to contemplate the extravagant act of love of Jesus for us and then thank Him.

Peace and grace to you at this most special time of year,
BG