Contributed by Curry Pikkaart on Mar 9, 2010
A young Ensign, after nearly completing his first overseas cruise, was given an opportunity to display his capabilities at getting the ship underway. With a stream of commands he had the decks buzzing with men, and soon his ship was steaming out of the channel en route to the states. His
Contributed by Ross Cochrane on Apr 28, 2010
Some years ago in Whitsunday Baptist Church a few men got together and started a prayer meeting. We met every week on a Monday morning at 6 am at Wyn’s place. It was high up on the side of a mountainous hill that overlooked Proserpine and back towards Airlie Beach. They were great prayer meetings.
Contributed by Jeremy Lane on May 15, 2010
Our destiny changes with our thoughts; we shall become what we wish to become, do what we wish to do, when our habitual thoughts
Contributed by Donnie Martin on Jun 1, 2010
A Leader Is…
Peter Drucker, perhaps the most noted authority on leadership in the 20th century, says:
A leader is one who has followers. An effective leader is not someone who is loved or admired. He is someone whose followers do the right thing. Popularity is not leadership, results are.
Contributed by Kelly Fellows on Jun 9, 2010
➢ A contractor who worked for one company for over 20 years – he built many many houses.
➢ He was looking forward to doing some traveling with his wife, etc.
➢ The owner of the company asked him to build one more house.
➢ The contractor reluctantly said yes (tho in
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 6, 2010
Prepared to serve.
Joshua died at 110 years old in 1380 B.C. He assumed leadership around 1406 B.C. Therefore, he was around 85 years old when he took command from Moses!Before Joshua ever took the reigns, he had been a servant, a soldier and a spy. Some feel that you can make a man by giving him
Contributed by Larry Wilson on Aug 11, 2010
Following the Leader
As Joshua prepares to enter the land, he confers with leaders from the 12 tribes. Every leader has a circle of influence. It was true in Israel, it is true in churches. But leaders must be united behind the leader, whether that be a Joshua in that day or a
John Maxwell wrote a great book called “Failing Forward” the premise of the book is that if we learn from our mistakes then we actually improve in life. He states, “Everybody fails, errs, and makes mistakes. You’ve heard the saying ‘To err is human, to forgive is divine.’ Alexander Pope wrote that
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Nov 18, 2010
GEORGE BARNA ON LEADERSHIP
"Leadership is the ability to put the plans into practice, and to accomplish the specified objectives through the skilful management of people, time, and tangible resources. A good leader is one who is able to motivate people; one who is capable of making good
Contributed by Gordon Curley on Mar 6, 2011
VOTE TO GET WELL
Mrs Fisher, the primary school teacher, was at home recovering from surgery. She heard the letter box bang on the door, then her husband entered the room bringing in the post. One of the letters was a get well card from her 2nd year class which
Contributed by Bledar Valca on Dec 29, 2008
¡§In one year, every one member: ¡¥Evangelizes one, restores one and teaches one.¡¨
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Jan 26, 2009
GOOD TO GREAT: THE LEVEL 5 LEADER
One of the books I read recently was Jim Collins’ bestselling management book, "Good to Great: Why Some Companies Make the Leap, and Others Don’t." The phenomenal bestseller came out seven years ago, and yet it still sells over 300,000 copies a year. It
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 10, 2009
A guide on a tour bus that traveled through Israel’s countryside had the crowd engaged as he explained the history, the scenery and the lifestyle. In his description, he included a heart-warming portrayal of the ancient shepherd/sheep relationship. He told of how the shepherd
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Feb 13, 2009
LEADERSHIP CONFIDENCE LEVELS FALLING
The 2008 Harris Poll of American leadership confidence has measured the confidence finds 15 of the 16 items listed show a fall in confidence from 2007. They are leadership in medicine down from 35% to 28%, the White House down 22% to 15% and small business
Jesus was not an effective leader. Not by the world’s standards. After all, in the corporate crisis, nobody bailed him out and his entire staff ran out on him. His chief operating officer denied him three times and only his mother and his office gofer were with him at his death. And yet, in
Not quite twenty years ago, Wess Roberts published a book entitled Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun. He later confessed that he chose Attila as his title character because so little is known about the Hun leader. It was,
Contributed by Johnny Wilson on Mar 30, 2009
The tannur (oven) did need to be hot in order to bake the bread, but if there was too much heat when the dough was supposed to be rising, it would kill the yeast and stop the process. I get it. Wailam, my wife, laughed at me when I made a cake and forgot to put any baking powder in it. It ended up
Contributed by Sermoncentral on Apr 9, 2009
John C Maxwell, the noted Church leader, author and Leadership Guru, states in the introduction to the Maxwell Leadership Bible that one of the simplest, but most profound definitions of Leadership that he has come across is "Leadership is
Contributed by Colin Bain on May 1, 2009
We are directed to the place where everything can be seen and directed – heaven, where God dwells and directs. We are called to that place to gain a perspective that is not our own. It is like that moment when a successful businessman might take his child to his office window, showing the extent of
Contributed by Dean O'bryan on Jul 23, 2008
Robert Clinton has studied and written a great deal about leadership. Clinton has come to the conclusion that over 70% of leaders don’t finish well. For Christian leaders, he offers six factors that contribute to leadership failure.
One is, leaders quit learning and growing. Contentment is