4 Reasons to Be Cautious in Taking Action—Stacey Alcorn
I recently wrote that knowledge is not power. Knowledge is potential power. Power is in execution. In other words, empires are built by those who are great at acting upon ideas that will move them toward their goal.
Having built many businesses, I have learned that my greatest strength is in my ability to act. I have big, hairy, audacious goals and I execute ideas daily to move closer to my dreams. That being said, there are downsides to execution. Here are four reasons to be cautious about executing.
More Pressing Than Women Preachers—Jen Wilkin
Once again the internet has been abuzz with discussions of whether women should preach in the local church gathering. Whenever the issue is raised, those who oppose it are quick to explain that the role is not withheld from women because they are less valuable than men. And that “equal value” assertion always shifts my eyes from the pulpit to a more pressing concern. As some continue to debate the presence of women in the pulpit, we must not miss this immediate problem: the marked absence of women in areas of church leadership that are open to them.
5 Ways Reading Makes You a Better Leader—Michael Hyatt
A readership crisis is really a leadership crisis. And for people who know how to respond, crisis is just another way of saying opportunity.
I’ve been a serious reader for decades: business and personal development, history, the Bible, current events, theology, philosophy, and even some fiction. I’m a content glutton. It’s part of who I am. And it’s also enabled me to become the leader I am.
Is There a Leadership Code?—Eric Geiger
Perhaps you have heard someone say, “Leadership is leadership.” The authors would agree. After interviewing leadership experts, reviewing works about leadership from multiple generations, and processing their own observations, they concluded that 60-70% of all leadership is transferable. In other words, up to 70% of what makes a leader effective in one environment is transferable to another environment. Some know this intuitively and hire proven leaders for the “transferable 70%” of the job and train for the 30% of the job that is industry or discipline specific.
Remembering the Gospel with Alzheimer’s—Marlena Graves
In the Gospels, Jesus recognizes people the religious elites fail to see. Consequently, we can make an effort to ask ourselves, Whom do I render invisible? And, who goes overlooked by our culture or our churches?
On staff at my church, as I work to coordinate pastoral care for our elderly members—some of the most vulnerable people in our society—I can’t help but notice how often this demographic fades out of our focus. And among the elderly, there are those who are even more vulnerable still: those battling illnesses including dementia and Alzheimer’s disease.