Leadership

The formation of a leader Part 3  L066

The formation of a leader Part 3 L066

We looked at the importance of time and the role that trials play in our formation, we concluded the last instalment with the idea that when everything goes pear-shaped we need to view the situation through 3 different lenses. […]

The formation of a leader Part 2 L065

We have said it takes time for the formation of a leader, and alluded to the fact that times of difficulty are usually part of the formation process. In fact I would go as far as to say that […]

The formation of a leader Part 1 L064

It has often been said that the formation of a leader’s character is more important than charisma. In other words it doesn’t matter how gifted someone is, if there are major character flaws, they will always come unstuck at […]

Discontinuous change is here to stay L063

The old saying used to ‘Constant change is here to stay’, but we have to update that for our 21stC context. Leadership is grappling with a whole new paradigm when it comes to change management. In the 20thC change […]

‘No leadership, No future’ L062

…so said Dwight Smith, one of my past leadership mentors . And I believe it. Leadership is often much maligned and sometimes with good cause. The quality of leadership in the UK is not something to be proud of. […]

Godly leadership for Mayor L061

As I sat in the gloom of the fading light of our convent accommodation in the city of Butembo, Congo, waiting for the generator to kick in and 3 precious hours of electricity be provided, I contemplated the news […]

One size doesn’t fit all (What I learned from G12 part. 2) L060

G12 is a type of cell church that originated in Bogota, Columbia. In it everyone is discipled in the context of a single sex cell by their cell leader. They are also trained and supported to open their own […]

Leadership thrives on a working model (What I learned from G12 part. 1) L059

G12 is a type of cell church that originated in Bogota Columbia. In it everyone is discipled in the context of a single sex cell by their cell leader. They are also trained and supported to open their own […]

Leading in the darkness L058

In these days of GPS on mobile phones and Sat Nav in our cars there is rarely an excuse for getting lost. Jenny and I make regular trips to Jersey to work with the fabulous Freedom Church there. Whenever […]

The incredible Hulk (prison stories part 4) …it doesn’t always work out how you hope it will in leadership L057

Miles was another story altogether in my leadership of our prison ministry. After coming out of prison, he moved into a friend’s house down the road. If you met Miles you would know he had had a rough life. […]