Friday, September 24

Leadership

The Royal Law
Leadership, Personal Life, Uncategorized

The Royal Law

If you really keep the royal law found in Scripture, “Love your neighbour as yourself,” you are doing right. James 2:8 NIV The ROYAL law - to love others, whoever they might be, from whatever background, broken, whole, … this is dignity, this is carrying ourselves with honour, because we give honour.  There is no more supreme act of faith. When we love someone as ourselves we are showing 'royal' behaviour. It's supreme, it trumps all other behaviours, it is how disciples show the world that we are followers of Jesus, by our love for one another. It is how our communities discover a love that is beyond normal. I like to put it like this, we are here to be the hope on every street. How can I be hope to my street?  By being the pastor to my street - given the royal law, o
Safe people, safe places
Family Life, Leadership, Uncategorized

Safe people, safe places

If there was ever a time the world needed some stability it would be right now. We're going to take a few minutes to look at the behaviours and actions of a person you might call 'safe'. Because right now safe people, and safe places, might just be what people are needing. What if we could provide the community with some security, not so much in terms of what next month may look like, but in terms of people and places that are consistent, secure, predictable, with peace, hope, that are restorative, in other words safe people and safe places. Whilst the Bible is very much full of stories of travel, adventure, extraordinary feats of faith, injunctions to go, conquer, take ground; yet the greatest act of faith is to stand the ground of your inner world. To remain steady in t...
Heart & Hands – 2 of your greatest Business tools
Leadership, Work Life

Heart & Hands – 2 of your greatest Business tools

“And David shepherded them with integrity of heart; with skilful hands he led them.” Psalms‬ ‭78:72‬  2 aspects to being a successful leader : 1. Heart Your integrity, your passion, your godliness, your internal world is a huge part of your leadership and business success. Compromise this and you compromise your business. Your motivation, or 'why', for your business is critical. I sometimes hear people say "I am working for myself because I couldn't work for anyone else". The truth is you will never be a success working for yourself until you have learnt the ability to work for someone else. The 2 are not mutually exclusive. What you learn building someone else's vision, being subject to someone else's timetable are essential lessons in being a great leader.
Top 3 thoughts on leading through a crisis
Leadership

Top 3 thoughts on leading through a crisis

A lot of great material has already been written on this topic. It's current, it's relevant, and we only have one chance do it well, before the moment passes us and people will decide how to label this period of time. Leaders have a unique opportunity to help people write the narrative now for what this period in history will be known for. What do you want your employees to look back and say? What do you want your constituents to look back and say? What do you want your church people to look back and say? Therefore, I thought I would add my 3 top thoughts on what I have tried to do in 3 different troubling events I have had to lead people through. 1. Communicate fast and clearly In order for us to stay orientated, we need to know something of our map and compass. Comm...
BE ONE!
Family Life, Leadership, Personal Life, Work Life

BE ONE!

Just as peace is not simply the absence of conflict, it is a substance and behaviour all in its' own right; and likewise joy is not defined as the absence of sadness, so unity is not defined as the absence of disunity. Clearly there is an absence of disunity when there is unity but this is not the purpose or the definition. Light is not the absence of darkness. Quite the opposite - darkness is the absence of light. Light is the quality not darkness. Unity is a substance all on its own - therefore it is an action - it’s tangible. BE ONE Let’s talk about unity. There is a general acceptance and belief that unity matters.  In fact unity is essential for overcoming any challenging situation.   How many times have we heard the speeches of great leaders starting with