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Archives For June 2010
I spoke the below words in 2006 at my father’s inauguration to be president of LifeWay Christian Resources. I think no less of my father today. I can vividly recall the first time I failed at something. It was a new school year, and my second grade teacher had just returned the first quiz. I was somewhat pleased because I got half the questions right for a grade of 50%. One of my classmates then informed me that getting half right meant I received an ‘F.’ I didn’t believe him, and I decided Read more [...]
I recently spent some time at the United States Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD for my PhD program. A retired Colonel gave a lecture to my cohort. What he taught is one of the best leadership lessons on humility I’ve ever heard. Allow me to share the highlights of his lecture. It’s the hardest leadership question to answer: Am I humble? Humility is the most difficult leadership trait to determine about ourselves. And pride is the most dangerous leadership trait. Arrogance is the root leadership Read more [...]
You are always communicating something. Body language, spoken words, which events you attend or do not attend—all send signals. And one of a leader’s key goals is reducing uncertainty—or ambiguity—by communicating the right information in the right amounts to the right people. Church leaders create strategies for growth, discipleship, worship experience, among many other things. What is often left out of these strategies, however, is a detailed plan for communicating. Without proper communication, Read more [...]
A problem with organizations is the larger they become, the more layers of complexity are added. More people equates to more information. More information leads to greater complexity—so the larger the organization, the greater the potential for information to get misconstrued or lost. Like someone who is deprived oxygen, a lack of clear communication—or a large amount of erroneous information—can choke an organization. Without good information flow, uncertainty is bound to build. By nature, Read more [...]