January 27, 2014
Humility is a vital ingredient for a leader. Pride, arrogance, hubris, will eventually lead you to ultimately coming off the rails. We've all heard or even experienced the leader who, though gifted and talented, allowed pride and arrogance to derail them.
Research from Collins, Irwin, and the Heath brothers has shown that most leaders involved in derailing are intelligent, hard-working, committed, and highly motivated people. But time and again, these strengths do not always guarantee long term success or protection from eventual failure.
And in every study, a case can be made for the more successful leaders being the humble ones, those who have the capacity to power down, especially in those key situations when a weaker leader is trying to power up. So, I want to give you some practical steps in guarding yourself from the dangers of pride, arrogance, and hubris, characteristics that have been shown throughout history to be hazardous to a leader’s strengths.
Before I do, here is another question to ask yourself. How much would all your relationships change if you adopted a posture of humility? What about our work environment? How much would it change politics? Or the state of the world overall?
I'm convinced that humility is the key to making the world a better place. The one great proof of this can be seen in the ministry of Jesus, whose entire life was characterized by humility (Matthew 11:28-29; Philippians 2:5-11). So, here are some ways you can develop humility in your leadership;
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May 13, 2020
April 29, 2020
There's nothing like a pandemic to bring out the best and the worst in people. I can't say I'm surprised, these things have a way of showing people's true colours and where their confidence, or can I say, suspicions, lie.
What is disheartening is what I'm seeing and hearing from those who claim to be followers of Jesus, Worse yet, are those who hold leadership platforms who are using them in ways that is, at least in my mind, not only disheartening, but downright embarrassing.
April 16, 2020
This is my newest grandson, Noah. I already have scads of pictures of him even though he just turned two months old, but this one is my favourite.
For a time I couldn't figure out why it rose to the top, but after one gruelling day of trying to manage life in the midst of a pandemic it suddenly hit me.