The purpose of personal power

The purpose of personal power

In his book, Transforming Leadership, Leighton Ford observes, “Next to truth, the power question is the most important issue for the leader. And it is precisely in relation to power that the leadership of Jesus stands in the greatest contrast to popular understandings of leadership.” In his essay, “Leadership and Power,” John Gardner defines power […]

How to create momentum

How to create momentum

I’ve always been fascinated by trains. I used to lay in bed at night, before falling asleep, and imagine climbing into a freight car and traveling across the country. Even now when I hear a faraway train whistle, from the deck of my house, it stirs up an urge to travel. I’ve also developed a […]

The Meaning of Weism

The Meaning of Weism

Meism says, “Me first.” It’s the opposite of weism that says, “We first.” On the night before his crucifixion Jesus prayed for his future disciples–you and me. He could have prayed we would be strong and powerful. Instead, we read, “I pray also for those who will believe in me through their message, that all […]

Lead through discouragement

Lead through discouragement

Nobody sails through life without a dose of discouragement. And how we handle discouragement will dictate, not only our emotional and mental health, but our ability to bring a vision into reality. So how do we get past discouragement to the prize on the other side? When Jesus announced his impending death, while they didn’t […]

Leading through discouragement

Nobody sails through life without a dose of discouragement. And how we handle discouragement will dictate, not only our emotional and mental health, but our ability to bring a vision into reality. So how do we get past discouragement to the prize on the other side?