What is Leadership?

What is the one thing a leader needs the most to succeed? If we have the answer to that question, everything else falls into place. So here goes. The thing most needed for someone to succeed as a leader is a deep conviction that what they are attempting is God’s plan for them at […]

Reggie McNeal, Revolution in Leadership

McNeal, ReggieRevolution in Leadership

(Abingdon Press, 1998).

McNeal sees Christianity at a crossroads that requires a new form of leadership …. apostolic leadership, the kind of leadership exhibited by the first church disciples. McNeal recognizes the present lack of such leadership and offers a solution… the learning community. This book not only offers a clear and […]

Leadership Tips

Here are some things I’m seeing and some comments on books I’ve read all of which point up some leadership tips.

Tip One

I continue to see churches that add an indigenous service to their Sunday schedule and in two or three years it is the largest church. I just got an email from Bedford Church […]

Coaching Tip: Keep a Leadership Journal

Some people are more organized than I am and do things in a more disciplined fashion. Many of these people find it helpful to keep a “Leadership Journal” in which to chronicle their leadership development as it happens.

In this journal a person might put the following:

1. Cause and Effect events. “I responded this way […]

Effective Leadership

I am coming to believe that effective leadership is based on the following formula.

1. Our Call works like an anchor in the storm or a GPS when faced with major intersections in life.

2. Our preferred style of leadership makes some forms of leading easier than others and preclude some forms of leadership that may […]

Leadership Alone Is Not Enough

For the week of January 02, 2006

Leadership Alone is Not Enough

By: Bruce Cole

New Hope Christian Fellowship’s Wayne Cordeiro teaches leaders, “Leadership alone is not enough to take our churches into what God has for us. It must be linked with the word “spiritual.” Here’s a simple way to make sure you’re keeping “spiritual” linked […]

The Leadership Code

This is an excerpt from our upcoming book, 21st Century Strategies for Church Growth.

One of the serious shortcomings of most centers of higher learning is that they educate the head but fail to train the student. The difference between teaching and training is this: effective teaching focuses on passing information from teacher to student (some call […]

How Do You Spell Leadership?

For the week of February 20, 2006

How Do You Spell Leadership

By: Bill Easum

How do you SPELL leadership? Try it this way: Specific Preparation Enables Loving Leaderships. I imagine all of us understand that to preach a great sermon requires various forms of preparation. That’s sort of obvious. But what isn’t as obvious is that […]

Great Leadership Part One

Leadership is an elusive characteristic. It takes many shapes, but you always know a great leader when you see one in action.

I’ve had the privilege of working with many of our nation’s best leaders, both secular and religious. And I hate to say it but I can divide them into two categories, whether religious […]