Gospel.com Topics Feed - Leadership 2014-05-08T11:23:12-05:00 GCI info@gospel.com /feeds/topics/Leadership/ Free ebook: Why Every Christian Leader Must Blog http://internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/12205 2014-05-08T11:23:12-05:00 Blogger Rodlie Ortiz is offering a free ebook to all those who follow his blog. In his book Why Every Leader Must Blog: 7 Reasons To Start Now & 11 Tips To Get You Started, his contention is an established one – that what we sit down to consider, think around, and write about, we understand and remember far better. That's why you used to write essays at school and college, remember? It's one reason why people keep journals or diaries, or even take notes during sermons. Innovators Plan in Pencil http://faithgateway.com/innovators-plan-pencil/ 2013-12-05T06:00:05-05:00 Successful innovations tend to take on lives of their own. They seldom end up exactly where or what their creators thought they would be. Consider the story of Dr. Spencer Silver, creator of the glue that makes Post-It Notes possible. Dr. Silver was an employee of 3M. He was attempting to formulate a powerful glue […] Finding Good Illustrations: Secrets of Dynamic Communication http://faithgateway.com/good-illustrations-secrets-dynamic-communication/ 2013-11-07T06:00:04-05:00 A good illustration has the power to lift an abstract idea to a position of interest and practical application. It can snap a wandering mind back to attention, convince a doubting mind of truth, and clarify a difficult concept. You can enhance the dynamics of your communication by adopting the practices presented in this chapter […] Intentional Walk: Faith and the St. Louis Cardinals http://faithgateway.com/intentional-walk-faith-and-the-st-louis-cardinals/ 2013-10-22T06:00:04-05:00 Chapter 1: David Freese The night before the Cardinals played their opening game of the 2012 regular season on April 4, the first-ever game at Marlins Park in Miami, a visiting reporter walked into a well-known restaurant to have dinner. It was not surprising to him that some of the Cardinals were there. What he was […] Trust the Holy Spirit’s Promptings in Your Hiring http://faithgateway.com/trust-holy-spirit-promptings-in-your-hiring-decisions/ 2013-10-04T15:14:12-05:00 In those rare cases when the human laws of leadership and the scriptural demands of discipleship do collide, decide on the side of discipleship every time. Trust the promptings of the […] Great Leadership: 3 Keys to Self-Observation http://faithgateway.com/great-leadership-self-observation/ 2013-10-04T14:50:54-05:00 My experience with leaders is that what helps you as a person almost always translates to helping you as a leader. When you transform as a person, you engage in the personal abilities that help anyone to be a better influencer. The ability to connect, to be clear about your responsibilities, to know your values, […] George Washington: True Greatness http://faithgateway.com/george-washington-true-greatness/ 2013-10-04T14:49:19-05:00 When it comes to true greatness, George Washington’s tough to beat. But someone’s greatness can sometimes lend him an aura of such outsized fame that we begin to think of him not as a real person but as a cartoon superhero or as a legend. That’s often the case with Washington. As you know, he […] Create a Compelling Vision http://faithgateway.com/create-compelling-vision-great-mission-statements/ 2013-10-04T14:45:58-05:00 Your Purpose What business are you in? What are you trying to accomplish? What is your mission statement? Jesus was clear about what business He and His disciples were in. He called His disciples, not just to become fishermen, but to a greater purpose—to become “fishers of men” (Matthew 4:19). An effective mission statement should […] Connect with People: Heart Before the Head http://faithgateway.com/connect-with-people-heart-before-head/ 2013-10-04T14:45:34-05:00 I used to tell my staff, “People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care.” They would groan because they heard me say it so much, but they recognized that it was true nonetheless. You develop credibility when you connect with people and show that you genuinely care and want […] 7 Best Practices for Authentic Leadership http://faithgateway.com/7-best-practices-for-authentic-leadership/ 2013-10-04T14:42:39-05:00 I’ve realized a great lesson about leadership: I’m best when I’m being me. Every leader faces a temptation to project a persona rather than be themselves. They think that in order to maintain the confidence of their team, they must appear faultless, flawless, and ever wise. Yet most organizations need authentic leadership, not perfect ones. I’ve […]