the grunt part of leadership

Often, when I hear people talk of leading others it is about the perks of being a leader. However, there are a few things about leadership to remember: It's not about you Others are more important than your comfort It is about sacrifice It is about courage in the face of adversity It is about … Continue reading the grunt part of leadership

do you see? do you hear?

When you meet someone, or even in your daily encounters with those you know, do you "see" them? Do you recognize them as individuals with dreams, passions, hopes, problems, and fears? Or are you only seeing the veneer? When they talk with you - do you really "hear" them, listening for meaning beyond their words … Continue reading do you see? do you hear?

it’s your choice to make – what do you choose?

Good Friday morning to you. Still a bit nippy here. It was a minus 11 earlier this morning. A simple thought today. At Ambassador, we talk a lot about mindsets or attitudes. Four of the mindsets we feel are especially important are: 1. Trust 2. Dependency (on God and others) 3. Growth 4. Humility We … Continue reading it’s your choice to make – what do you choose?

cultivating the authority to lead

"The authority to lead is developed and cultivated not through prominence and power but rather through acts of service from a sincere humble heart. In this sense, others give us the 'permission' to lead because they have experienced the authenticity of our acts of love and service on their behalf. This profound humility is God's … Continue reading cultivating the authority to lead

“Humility is th…

"Humility is the intentional recognition that God is everything to you, and that you are nothing without Him. It is the acknowledgement that life is not about you, and that the needs of others are more important than your own." - Crawford Loritts in Leadership as an Identity.

“Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader” – Harvard Business Review

Good Friday morning to you! I saw this article,"Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader",  and thought it interesting that a premier business publication would be talking about humility. It's actually a pretty good article. "Whether we’re looking at business or politics, sports or entertainment, it’s clear we live in an era of self-celebration. … Continue reading “Six Principles for Developing Humility as a Leader” – Harvard Business Review

a common trait of truly effective leaders

Good morning! You can see the signs of Fall approaching here in NE Indiana. I enjoy the Fall, but not what follows!! This past week, I was able to work with two excellent leadership teams. From last Sunday through last Thursday, I had the privilege of co-facilitating a leadership retreat for the AWANA Global Leadership … Continue reading a common trait of truly effective leaders