Monthly Archives: May 2012

Relational Leadership – A great leader is a great story teller part 4.

In the pages between 182 & 189 Wright speaks of the need for leaders to be great story tellers. A powerful strategy for communicating values is the telling of stories. Stories capture the imaginations of people, reveal values at work, … Continue reading

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Relational Leadership–Controlling subcultures. Part 3

  On page 150 Wright says, Every organisation has a hidden culture that has developed over the years and controls what is actually done regardless of the values we espouse. The problem is that, when the stated values of the … Continue reading

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Relational Leadership–nuggets of Gold part 2.

Yesterday I shared about the leadership book that I have been reading on relational leadership. Tonight I came across this gem on page 99, Max De Pree says that the two primary responsibilities of a leader are to point the … Continue reading

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Five lessons that I learnt playing tournament poker at the pub.

  It’s no secret that I went through a deep time of turmoil and crisis between 2007 – 2009. Early in 2009 I was invited by my brother to join in the local tournament poker, and for a number of … Continue reading

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Leadership does not depend on position.

Over the last few months I have been reading a number of books on leadership, and one in particular has produced a number of ‘Aha’ moments. Walter Wright who has served at Regent and Fuller colleges authored this book called … Continue reading

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Laugh for the day.

Brother Dave posts the following. After Graduating from High School, David moves away from home to study at University. One of his letters home reads: Dear Father, University i$ really great. I am making lot$ of friend$ and $tudying very … Continue reading

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Eldership is a submissive role.

There is some interesting discussion around the blogosphere at the moment about the role of elders pastoring the church. Dave Black has once again linked to a number of interesting blog posts on the subject here and here. Dave is … Continue reading

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Conference talk: How the Holy Spirit works in my life.

I have been attending a conference on the role the Holy Spirit plays in ministering with and to the urban poor, within the framework of social justice. I have been asked to take one of the sessions today, in which … Continue reading

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Subdue or be Subdued?

Gen 1:28  And God blessed them. And God said to them, “Be fruitful and multiply and fill the earth and subdue it and have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over … Continue reading

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A Good Pastor Knows When….

Good pastoring just doesn’t happen. It takes time. It takes effort. It takes understanding. It takes time and effort to understand God and his ways. It takes time and effort in understanding God’s people and their ways. And then it … Continue reading

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