Tag Archives: Servant Leadership

What Makes Leadership Dangerous?

Any leader who is going to lead a church or an organization into change must recognize that it takes courage. There is not a church in existence that does not have to face varying types of challenges. Matter of fact … Continue reading

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What’s Your Leadership Style?

    Perhaps in the despair over defining leadership, management theorists have attempted to picture it in terms of style. In using such a broad term, they are attempting to describe how the person operates, rather than what he is. … Continue reading

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May the Force Be with You: When Can I use Power to Create Organizational Change?

    One of the common challenges that are facing the church today is the matter of leading change. The biggest issue is that many elder and leadership teams understanding that  their church needs change become more absorbed with “conflict … Continue reading

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Seven Characteristics of an Unselfish Team Player

    Casey Stengel made a comment about the challenge of managing a professional baseball team. His observation applies to life in general. He said, “It’s easy to get good players. Getting’ em to play together, that’s the hard part.” … Continue reading

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“Good Team Leaders Empower People”

The traditional small to medium church stays that way because the pastor either will not or does not know how to delegate and empower the members of the church to use their spiritual gifts. For a pastor to grow a … Continue reading

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The Five Emotional Requirements for Servant-Leadership As Partnership

Most people when asked to give a functional definition of leadership often present it as something that someone provides. The job description includes such items as: A Leader provides a compelling vision. They set direction and determine strategy. They motivate … Continue reading

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“What Does It Take To Become A Servant-Leader?”

There is much talk about what it means to become a servant-leader and the starting point for becoming a servant-leader is to be other focused. We live in a culture that is steeped with a “ME” mentality when it comes … Continue reading

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The Focus of Servant Leadership (Part 1 of 5)

        Servant-leadership is not about a personal quest for power, prestige, or material rewards. Servant-leadership has its focus on the true motivation of serving others. Rather than controlling or wielding power, the servant-leader works to build a … Continue reading

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A Review of the Book: “The Power of Servant Leadership”

                Introductory Summary: The editor of this book is Larry C. Spears who at the time of this writing is the CEO of the Greenleaf Center for Servant-Leadership since 1990.  The foundation for … Continue reading

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