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Ask Them – Suzy Williamson

Every once in a while something grabs my attention in such a way that no matter how hard I try to shake it, it stays. It comes back again and again and again. It changes me in the best possible way. It is not always an instant life altering change, although sometimes it is. But […]

GLS Taster Session with Joseph Grenny

Difficult Conversations – Joseph Grenny

Joseph Grenny gives an injection of leadership wisdom at Willow Creek Community Church to launch The Global Leadership Summit 2014 season. Grenny focuses on disproportionate influence in critical moments and how to understand it from a leadership perspective. Find out more about the Global Leadership Summit 2014

The False Self – Pete Scazzero

~ image text from Pete Scazzero’s Daily Office ~ The False Self The false self is pretending, consciously or unconsciously, to be somebody you are not. Defensive and superficial, it severely limits our relationships and our effective witness for Christ. The following is a brief inventory to determine how much of a mask, or false […]

Top 12 Signs of Being in “Loving Union” – Pete Scazzero

~ image text from Pete Scazzero’s Daily Office ~ Top 12 Signs of Being in “Loving Union” Jesus’ leadership flowed from a deep centeredness of loving union with his Father. His activity flowed from a total dependence and unceasing communion with him. He invites us to a similar relationship with him: “If you remain in me […]

Leading from Your True Self – Rich Villodas

~ image text from Pete Scazzero’s prayer in the Daily Office, p149 ~ Leading from Your True Self Last week at our New Life “Kardia” Leadership conference, we invited Dr. Robert Mulholland to speak to over 175 ministry leaders from New Life on “Leading from your true self.” Throughout the day, he unpacked the themes […]

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Challenges and Solutions to Make Your Church More Effective Today – Part 2

Challenge two – Relationships and accountability It is not uncommon in churches for relationships to have great centrality. As Christians we value fellowship, we want to build community and we believe in the importance of trying to act as a family. This can give real strength to our communities, but it can also mean that […]

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A Beginner’s Guide to Managing Staff – Part 5: The Review – John Truscott

“Ah,” you say, “the dreaded annual appraisal”. To confirm your feelings, watch this clip (ignore the non-appraisal bit!): And that’s what appraisal is all about for many line managers, with Christians being little different. Sad. So let’s start again. I’ll avoid the A word and use the broader R one, Review. Here are four key […]