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Old advice, which every eager preacher could learn from.

The Literature Network, posts a letter by to a young clergyman, in 1720, by Jonathon Swift. I have to admit, till tonight, I had never heard of Jonathon Swift, but, his letter, is full of interesting advice.  I take it … Continue reading

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In The Name of Jesus–Reflections on Christian Leadership. Book review.

In my previous post, I wrote about this book which I received today in the post. It’s a short book, comprising of 100 pages, plus a 5 page study guide. The chapters are short, succinct and it took me 30 … Continue reading

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In The Name of Jesus–Reflections on Christian Leadership.

A generous friend sent me a copy of Henri J.M Nouwen’s book, “In the Name of Jesus,” which arrived in the mail today. It’s a book of reflections on Christian leadership. While it’s a small book, its filled with punch … Continue reading

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Relational Leadership–Influence and accountability part 5

This is the 5th and final post on the book Relational Leadership, which is about influence and accountability within community. Within a relational framework, the leader is to be a person of vulnerability. Many leadership books and guru’s give the … Continue reading

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Ancient shepherding ways versus the modern – leadership

The Scriptures talk a lot about shepherds, they talk a lot about sheep and it talks a lot about leadership. There is a huge theme throughout the Scriptures about leadership, it speaks into the issues of good and bad leadership. … Continue reading

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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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Pastoral questions.

I have been reflecting tonight on my experience of being a Christian. I became born again on the 17th of March, 10:30am, 1997. This means I have nearly spent 15 years in service to the King of kings. During this … Continue reading

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