The cliché: “Don’t bite off more than you can chew” is unhelpful because it is good for a leader’s development to occasionally do so. The same is true with lifting weights. If you want your muscles to grow, you must lift heavier weight, and put your muscles under stress and pressure. If you lift the same amount of weight the same number of times, your muscles won’t grow, and you won’t get stronger. It takes extra stress on the muscles to cause them to grow.
Breaking Your Addiction to Ministry Porn By Jay Sanders
It’s never good enough. But still, you keep coming back. It pulls you in. It hooks you. It won’t let you go. You know that it’s not real and not healthy but you still can’t resist the lure of escaping from your reality into a fantasy world where everything goes your way. It’s these little escapes that help you make it until, well, the next time you’re able to escape. Then you realize these little escapes have become bigger escapes that are now a way of life.
I grew up in a very funny family—not the kind of funny that sends you to therapy, but the kind that is its own form of therapy. My Irish relatives knew how to lighten even the hardest days with well-timed ironic humor. Some of my funniest memories are at family funerals.
7 Principles to Lead as Jesus Led By Ed Stetzer
Jesus did not come to be your leadership guru. He came to die on the cross, for your sin, and in your place. Yet, he did lead. And we can learn from how he led. If we look closely, we see that his leadership was wrapped in humility and servanthood. Even for those in high leadership positions, we all ultimately submit to one Person, and that is the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Biggest Danger In Leadership By Dan Rockwell
Self-importance is behind most of the stupid things leaders do. Self-importance keeps leaders ignorant and isolated. Self-importance blinds you to your weaknesses and distorts your view of strength in others. Even insecurity is a symptom of self-importance.