Category: Leadership

24 Aug

Honor Runs Deep: The price of dishonor

Used with permission from Elevation Church.

Dishonor Produces Insecurity When you fail to honor people they fail to believe that you intend the best for them. When you fail to honor your employee’s contributions, they will assume that they aren’t meeting your expectations.  Honor is infused into the fiber of every human being.  It is at the core of our self-esteem.  […]

23 Aug

Honor: The forgotten way.

If you have ever received recognition for your accomplishments, you know that it’s like a breath of pure oxygen to a mountain climber caught beneath an avalanche.  There is no greater joy and feeling of accomplishment than knowing someone appreciates what you’ve done.  Over the last several months I have been proactively seeking ways to […]

17 Dec

Row, Row, Row your boat.

I always wondered why Jesus chose fisherman as the core leaders for his management team. I have a sneaking suspicion that it has to do with the boat. Not because Jesus liked boats but because being a successful commercial fishermen requires team work. Jesus knew that if you can get all the people in your […]

19 Oct

The Axe and the lumberjack

If I had eight hours to chop down a tree, I’d spend six sharpening my Axe. ~Abraham Lincoln This simple statement is probably one of the most profound business principles I have ever read. Effective (sales, marketing, managing, leading) is like cutting down trees.  Highly effective professionals know the value of taking time to sharpen their tools. They build time for […]

09 Jan

If you’ve got it…Give it!

I have been learning some valuable leadership lessons lately. Rather, unlearning self reliance and dependence on Christ the King. I was moved by Philip’s (Acts 8:26-40) uncanny passion and drive to respond to God’s call. God spoke it – Philip Did it – and God blessed it!! So many times my heart can be so […]

04 Jan

Own It

As a growing leader I am always tacking my growth by reflecting on past successes and failures. Obviously one of my failures is spelling (I am working on it). At any rate, at some point in everyone life they get a vision or calling from God. While it burns deeply in your heart you find […]

03 Jan

Operate with expectations.

Discipline, Leadership No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

Matthew 14:16 As evening approached, the disciples came to him and said, “This is a remote place, and it’s already getting late. Send the crowds away, so they can go to the villages and buy themselves some food.” Jesus replied, “They do not need to go away. You give them something to eat.” On the […]

16 Oct

The good and bad news.

Discipline, Leadership No Comments by Josh Schlotterbeck

I was teaching the Senior High Sunday school class this past Sunday and I realized a very important leadership principal. Timing trumps content! When dealing with issues of faith and practical application, sometimes there is good news and there is also bad news. The good news is the saving grace and the life changing power […]