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Why Good Pastors And Church Staff Sometimes Get Fired

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This past weekend I was watching the incredible movie Apollo 13.  When it appeared the astronauts could die in space, the news media, who had chosen not to cover the scheduled moon landing, were now descending on the home of astronaut Jim Lovell in mass.  Lovell’s wife Marilyn, played by Kathleen Quinlan, asked a NASA […]

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11 Warnings About Foolish Leaders

If you want to know where to begin reading leadership lessons in Bible, start with reading one chapter a day in the book of Proverbs.  It is full of wisdom which will make you a better person and leader.  In fact, there are 31 chapters in Proverbs.  One for each day of a 31-day month. […]

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When A Leader Feels They Have Nothing Left To Give

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There comes a time in every leader’s life when they feel they have nothing left to give.  Throughout my life I have seen many leaders deal with this issue. Many of these leaders simply quit.  They leave their families.  They succumb to temptation.  They begin destroying everything and everyone around them.  Many trade real things […]

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15 Things Leaders Must Have On The Inside To Be Successful

There is a difference between leader development and leadership development.  Leader development is becoming the type of person God can use to accomplish an assignment or task in His name.  Leadership development is developing the skills needed to accomplish the assignment or task. You need both.  And successful leaders focus on leader development just as […]

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9 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking Each Day

https://youtu.be/R37cF3_XgrI True wisdom is in great questions, not great answers.  Therefore, the very best leaders are the ones asking the best questions.  Great leaders are curious.  They are continual learners.  Leaders are constantly evaluating everything through a leadership bias. The following are 9 Questions Leaders Should Be Asking On A Daily Basis I was reminded […]

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This Woman Is Someone’s Daughter

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My senior pastor Crawford Loritts tells the story of driving his son Bryndan through downtown Atlanta and noticing a homeless man.  Crawford told Bryndan, “Son, that is someone’s son and he deserves respect.”  I thought a lot about Crawford’s words this week. On Monday afternoon, I was flying Delta from Atlanta to Raleigh-Durham to meet with […]

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