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Relational leadership – but I’m still the boss – hmmmmmmmmm

I have been reading a book called “Relational Leadership : A Biblical Model for influence and service.” By Walter C. Wright. It’s a book that has taken me over 12 months to read, and is one that I enjoyed reading and will … Continue reading

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Co-labourers–not hierarchical leadership.

James D. Hernando has written a brilliant piece on Spiritual Leadership, drawn from the salutations (the way Paul sends his greetings in his Epistles. ) Paul was quick to commend and free with his praise. Look how often this is … 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 – 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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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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The Queen of England on Leadership.

I was encouraged and inspired by watching the mid morning news of the Queen giving part of a speech to Parliament. She said, a good leader will get amongst the people to know what they need and want. This is … Continue reading

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Kevin Rudd: The Truth Leaked Out.

There is a U Tube video doing the rounds at the moment of our former prime minister Kevin Rudd, venting, swearing and in general behaving badly. There is no doubt that his behaviour is terrible. It does however cause me … Continue reading

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Pastors, do you wander around?

I love this quote from a interview with David Hansen author of The Art of Pastoring. The first time we met you said, “This is my philosophy of ministry: I wander around. I wander around the Bible. I wander around … Continue reading

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Spiritual gifts and callings.

During this mornings devotion, the following verse stood out to me like a neon light from Romans. Rom 9:16  So then it depends not on human will or exertion, but on God, who has mercy. This verse ultimately is talking … Continue reading

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