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The Kingdom Food Chain

  Timothy, my dear son, be strong through the grace that God gives you in Christ Jesus. 2 Timothy 2:1 “Timothy, my dear son…” Everyone needs mentors. A mentor has achieved what you want to achieve and is willing to guide you and hold you accountable to get there. He stretches you and helps you up when you fall. He’s …

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Practice Playing Second Fiddle

If a strong musician backs up a weaker musician, the music often sounds much better. If team members fill in the gaps where a leader is weak, then the results are powerful. If we as leaders support the people around us, we’ll help them become better men and women. It takes tremendous humility to support someone whom we perceive as …

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Which Are You?

Lazy people want to know how much they can get for the least amount of work. They live for sitting around, watching TV, drinking beer, and partying. The only thing they work hard at is playing the system—figuring out how to get the government to pay their bills, using their friends’ benefits to get freebies, finding loopholes and workarounds in …

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Find Something Right

Find Something Right For John the Baptist didn’t spend his time eating bread or drinking wine, and you say, ‘He’s possessed by a demon.’ The Son of Man, on the other hand, feasts and drinks, and you say, ‘He’s a glutton and a drunkard, and a friend of tax collectors and other sinners!’ Luke 7:33,34 Why are we so obsessed …

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The Leader’s Character

If the decisions we make at home aren’t giving us good results, what makes us think we’ll have different results leading an organization?

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The Service of Authority

Jesus sets the tone for great leadership by showing his disciples how to serve others. This Man who knows he has authority over everyone starts at the lowest place by washing his students’ dirty feet.

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Too Busy for Reality

One of my greatest fears as I lead is that I will misjudge a situation and make a decision around my flawed or partial understanding, thus harming a person or our organization.

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Emotional Intelligence

When we become angry with someone, we give up our ability to influence them. As soon as we lose the strength of our influence, we become ineffective as leaders. Leaders need thick skin, soft hearts, and the ability to quickly move past or overlook wrongs and mistakes.

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Leadership, a Sacred Trust

Leadership is a sacred trust, given from God. From time to time, leaders face tough decisions. We can choose to try to please people, which is cowardice. Or we can choose to bring justice and hope, no matter the cost.

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Pursue Resolution

Sometimes people are suspicious of you because of a rumor or a misunderstanding. Or perhaps you think they have an issue with you when they don’t.

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Watch Your Tongue

Sometimes, instead of becoming fuel for the fool’s fire, it’s better to say or do nothing. At the end of the day, choose the high road and always only speak truth instead of your opinion.

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Resentment Kills

When people on the same team or in the same family become resentful over who gets credit and begin insulting each other’s character, everyone loses big-time.

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Love, Love, Love…

Then my “love” turns negative. This could convert to hatred or depression that takes some form of medication to keep me from harming myself or someone else. Godly Love is a decision, a positive energy force I consciously will toward others. I don’t have that energy in me.

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Are Your Answers Soft or Hard?

Give soft answers from a soft heart. Not hard answers. We give hard answers when we swell our chests and claim to have THE answer. Hard answers power one person above the others and shut the others down.

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Don’t Cheat The Scales

If people on both sides of the deal tip the scale in their favor, they may end up with the same outcome. But they will destroy the relationship. God’s purpose in business is to create healthy relationships through fairness and honesty.

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Sustainable Growth

Developing a strong root system is something we as a company have been talking a lot about. Individually, we need a deep, healthy root system to sustainably grow our character.

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Find Value In Daily Battles

“Below the line” (victim) forces are currently my toughest daily challenges. If someone else has a bad attitude, complains, or makes nearly every excuse known to mankind, (and they’re often quite convincing), it’s easy to fall “below the line” with them.

Daily Drop 2015.04.07

Leaders are responsible to create safe, healthy cultures where people can do their best and continue getting better. So heal or prune what’s not healthy and nurture what’s already healthy. Phillip

Daily Drop 2015.03.23

There is only one commodity that God truly treasures—people. It’s always only ever been about people. Do I treasure what God treasures? Am I leading AND loving my team well? Bill Hybels

Daily Drop 2015.03.22

A culture will only be as healthy as the leader wants it to be. The day the leader decides to change it, it will begin to change. Bill Hybels

Daily Drop 2015.03.21

There is only one commodity that God truly treasures—people. It’s always only ever been about people. Do I treasure what God treasures? Am I leading AND loving my team well? Bill Hybels

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You’re Up

Leadership is being on a stage. Where everyone sees you. Going in first.

People are looking to you. They’re expecting you to have the next thing thought out. Looking to you to set the example, to say something brilliant and wise. What example will you set? There isn’t room for stage fright or boring, incomplete, or stuttering remarks.