“Leaders can only take people as far as they have gone.” This is not new news, but yet sometimes comes as a surprise. The very definition of “leadership” carries the idea that someone must be a little bit more advanced, more knowledgeable, or more experienced. You do not have be first, most important, getting the [...]
Failure is evidence of an attempt. Failure lies not in a lack of success but in failing to try. Failure is giving up, not falling. My great concern is not whether you have failed, but whether you are content with your failure. A. Lincoln Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of [...]
Everyone’s efforts are thwarted by unforeseen circumstances. Developing a reputation for delivering despite adversity is one way to distinguish you as a leader.
Today’s post is an excellent guest post by Loren Pinilis. What main trait do you think of when you think of a strong leader? Being a visionary? An idea factory? An inspiration? Instantly, our minds are filled with images of leaders such as Steve Jobs who cast dazzling visions that changed the marketplace and [...]
If a leader applies these 4 areas into their life they will be better equipped to solve problems, create more and better products, and generate more ideas.
Today’s post is by a good friend, Lynnae Lawson. She is Was a leader on our campus as a student and is influencing others in her current daily life in Kansas City, MO. Check out her blog here. The 8 hour drive between Missouri and Wisconsin for my graduation this weekend is going to be [...]
People who want to be leaders must fight life’s inevitable barrage of reductionism. Advice from a 4 year-old can be great for realignment.
For most, faith in a person or process is directly related to their level of knowledge and experience with the person or process. The level of our faith in God is directly related to the depth of our knowledge and the extent of our experience with Him.
Although sometimes left unmentioned in leadership books, theories, and studies, a person who leads others well typically started by leading him or herself well.
Despite what you might initially think, the responsibility of farmers is not to make crops grow. In fact, the farmer actually cannot force a seed to germinate and produce fruit. The farmer’s chief duty, rather, is to cultivate the best possible environment for growth. Like the farmer, every person entrusted with a group of people [...]