How to Have a Winning Team

How to Have a Winning Team

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. It’s All About the Heart (Proverbs 4:23, NKJV) Our actions and behavior come from the condition of our hearts! Joy is greatly determined by the condition of our hearts! (Proverbs 23:15,...

From Uproar to Seashore

From Uproar to Seashore

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Our E.Q. greatly determines how we handle uproars. (Acts 20:17, NKJV) Most of us want to give up and give in when there is a problem or uproar; Paul was ready to go again knowing that he...

When Christians Disagree

When Christians Disagree

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. You can both disagree and be right. (Acts 2:4, TLB; Acts 21:11-13, TLB) Paul was convinced and convicted by the Holy Spirit and a personal burning desire to go to Jerusalem. Spirit-filled...

Is Anything Too Hard for God?

Is Anything Too Hard for God?

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Is anything too hard for the Lord? Yes, and No (John 5:5-7, TLB) Yes! Anything that’s outside of God’s will! No! Not anything God has called us to do! (Philippians 4:13, NKJV) What is the...

I Was, I Did, I Will

I Was, I Did, I Will

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. I WAS:Acts 22:3-4 (NKJV) Don't allow your past to keep you from your God-ordained future. Learn from it (your past) but don’t live it. You can know about God and still not KNOW God I...

Knowledge x Action = Results

Knowledge x Action = Results

 Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  Perhaps the most valuable result of all education is the ability to make yourself do the thing you have to do when it ought to be done whether you like it or not. (Thomas Henry Huxley)...

Blaze a New Trail

Blaze a New Trail

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. We have the Opportunity and Responsibility to be Trail Blazers of this generation. To “Blaze a Trail” - someone who goes ahead and clears a path for others. Our confidence can’t be based on...

5 Core Qualities at a Soul Level

5 Core Qualities at a Soul Level

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Humility Humility isn’t thinking poorly of yourself; it’s thinking honestly about yourself. Humility isn’t a weakness; it’s strength under control.   It's a balance of God's gifts within...

Insights and Application from Proverbs 3:5-6

Insights and Application from Proverbs 3:5-6

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Proverbs 3:5-6, NKJV, AMP Trust: Secure - Confidence. Where do you get your security and confidence?   Job, position, pleasures, riches, etc... When we try to get our security from anything...

5 Steps to Leading With Grace and Peace

5 Steps to Leading With Grace and Peace

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Let God carry what you can’t carry. (Ephesians 1:2) Most leaders today acknowledge some level of inner unrest, an uneasiness within them. It's not the everyday stress that comes with...

5 Principles For Leading in Uncharted Waters

5 Principles For Leading in Uncharted Waters

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  Your peace can’t be dependent on what you can control. (1Corinthians 10:12, NKJV) The more we try to control the uncontrollable, the more out of control it gets! Peace is a by-product of...

7 Attributes that Demonstrate the Real Strength of a Leader

7 Attributes that Demonstrate the Real Strength of a Leader

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Kindness softens hearts and opens doors. It’s difficult to come up with a good reason for leaders to be unkind. Kindness is the most overlooked quality of leadership. Kindness is an...

Bad Reports

Bad Reports

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Claim your promises. Psalm 91:15-16 NKJV, “He shall call upon Me, and I will answer him; I will be with him in trouble; I will deliver him and honor him. With long life, I will satisfy him,...

3 Point Evaluation for the Strength in Your Leadership

3 Point Evaluation for the Strength in Your Leadership

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. All leaders are evaluated. Evaluation is not the same as judgment. Evaluation is based on strengths with a bias of support and for improvement. Judgment is based on weakness with a bias for...

Learn to Live Less Offended

Learn to Live Less Offended

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. All offense is to ultimately to have us offended at God. Choose to not be offended. Satan’s ultimate goal is to get you to be offended at God where he can destroy our relationship with God...

Courage

Courage

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. To live the WAY takes great courage. Courageous people risk their lives to do what is right. Courageous people are bold in representing Christ. Boldness requires courage to press through...

How Should We Serve?

How Should We Serve?

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Paul served with humility; we should serve with humility. "Fulfill my joy by being like-minded, having the same love, being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through selfish...

Pressure Reveals the Real Person

Pressure Reveals the Real Person

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Results of being filled with the Holy Spirit are peace, power, purpose, and His presence. There will always be stubborn people we have to deal with. You know you are dealing with stubborn...

Work and Opposition

Work and Opposition

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  Opposition can lead to a new opportunity if you are right with the Lord.   Acts 18:1-28 Leadership lessons: It is okay to have a secular job to help support yourself and the ministry....

Power of Praise

Power of Praise

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Acts 16:16-40 Insights: The evil spirit had to obey the name of Jesus Christ. Traditions and religions will cause trouble without the right relationship with Jesus. Doing what is right can...

Conflict Can Be Conquered

Conflict Can Be Conquered

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Circumcising saves you. Anything apart from death, burial, and resurrection saves you. The best way to conquer conflict today is by God’s Word and the confirmation of the Holy Spirit. Who...

Why Your Character is Crucial and How to Develop It

Why Your Character is Crucial and How to Develop It

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and fall on leadership, everything. “A lack of competence can slow you down, but a lack of character can (will) take you out.” Competence may get you in the door, but character keeps you in the room. Character is core to who...

Where the Right Authority, Influence, and Power Comes From

Where the Right Authority, Influence, and Power Comes From

Everything rises and fall on leadership, everything.  What you do with the Authority, Influence, and Power, God leaves that choice up to us, but not the consequences of those choices. If you don’t use it, you are abusing it, and will eventually lose it. It will no...

Understanding Wisdom

Understanding Wisdom

Everything rises and fall on leadership, everything.  How do you get understanding? by listening and learning from those who are wiser and more successful than you in that specific area. By learning God’s Word, His principles, and by applying them. How do you get...

What is the Apple of Your Eye?

What is the Apple of Your Eye?

Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. When something is the Apple of your eye, you cherish it above all others. God wants us to cherish His Word and above all we should want God to cherish us. Psalms 17:8, CEV“Protect me as you would you very own eyes;...

Character vs. Reputation

Character vs. Reputation

Everything rises and fall on leadership, everything. Reputation: what others think of you.Character: who you really are.Reputation: what you are in the eyes of men.Character: what you are in the eyes of God. 7 things God hates: Proud look. A lying tongue. John 8:32,...

How to Have Wisdom and Wise Counsel

How to Have Wisdom and Wise Counsel

Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. The more of God’s Word you know, the more of God’s will you know. Wisdom: Knowing the mind of God in a matter. Wise Counsel: Has the person you’re getting counsel from been successful in the area I’m getting...

How To Make Godly Decisions

How To Make Godly Decisions

Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  God wants to direct us on our day to day decisions and our work decisions. Proverbs 8:4, TLB “’Listen, men!’ she calls. ‘How foolish and naïve you are! Let me give you understanding. O foolish ones, let me show...

Life is a Test

Life is a Test

Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. God wants to direct us on our day to day decisions and our work decisions. Proverbs 8:4, TLB“’Listen, men!’ she calls. ‘How foolish and naïve you are! Let me give you understanding. O foolish ones, let me show you...

Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn

Learn, Unlearn, and Relearn

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. What do I need to Unlearn and Relearn? That we can’t do church like we did in the past. We have to learn to make decisions without knowing the future. We have to be faith-filled and...

From Test to Triumph

From Test to Triumph

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything).  Tests have a purpose; remember your problems have a purpose. The purpose of problems is to cause us to grow. As we grow, it brings glory to God.  Two tests you might not know about: The...

Influence and Your Heart

Influence and Your Heart

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything) #1 Authority can be given, influence is earned! #2 True leaders don't focus on power but purpose! The right purpose gives us passion, direction and will greatly determine our destiny.  #3....

Where is Your Heart? (Money)

Where is Your Heart? (Money)

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. The direction and quality of life you have are determined greatly by what you spend your time and money on. You cannot determine where your heart is at by what you think or feel. Money and...

10 Relationship Essentials

10 Relationship Essentials

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  10 Relationship Essentials: Treat people with respect. Express appreciation. Encourage often and generously. Give the benefit of the doubt. Look for the best in every person. Practice...

Do You Want Peace

Do You Want Peace

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. If yes, what are you thinking about, and why are you thinking about it? "Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely,...

Functional Leaders vs. Organizational Leaders

Functional Leaders vs. Organizational Leaders

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything. Not everyone is an organizational leader, and that’s ok. Matthew 25:14-15, NKJV “For it is just like a man about to go on a journey, who called his slaves and entrusted his possessions to...

Pride & Narcissism are Hard to Spot

Pride & Narcissism are Hard to Spot

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything) Selfishness is at the center of every problem.  1 Corinthians 8:1-2 (CEV) “...But knowledge makes us proud of ourselves, while love makes us helpful to others. In fact, people who think...

Family is For ______

Family is For ______

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  Genesis 2:18, NKJV, “And the Lord said, ‘It is not good that man should be alone; I will make him a helper comparable to him.’”  The family was God's idea. Because it was God's idea, it...

The Purpose of an Organizational Structure

The Purpose of an Organizational Structure

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership, everything.  We are not simply an organization, but a living organism.  "For the word of God is living and powerful, and sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing even to the division of soul and...

Burdens Before Blessings

Burdens Before Blessings

Leadership is incfluence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything) Burdens are always part of the process. “But let each one examine his own work, and then he will have rejoicing in himself alone, and not in another. For each one shall bear his own load.”...

Coaches and Critics

Coaches and Critics

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). You have to Intentionally learn from your coach and Intentionally Ignore the Critic:  Proverbs 15:22 (NKJV) "Without counsel, plans go awry, but in the multitude of counselors, they are...

Influence Built by Equity

Influence Built by Equity

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). First, you have to Earn it. Build equity. Sometimes that’s Personal. Personal is time, energy, etc. that you have poured into that person’s life. Sometimes that’s Public or What you have...

Influence With Humility

Influence With Humility

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). We have to use it.  Matthew 16:26 (NKJV) "For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his owe soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?"  Many...

The Best Leaders Have High EQ

The Best Leaders Have High EQ

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). People with a high EQ outperform someone with a high IQ 70% of the time. That's why it's' so important we do all we can to raise our EQ. What can we do to increase our performance—which...

How to Live and Lead with Purpose

How to Live and Lead with Purpose

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). God created each of us on purpose with a purpose.  Without purpose: Work is honorable but often unfulfilling. Play is enjoyable but can ring hollow. Rest is healthy but doesn’t restore the...

4 Things Leaders Must Know

4 Things Leaders Must Know

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything) How to have peace in any situation. Saved + total dependence + representing Christ in the situation = Peace in the situation. How to have an abundant life. Love God, promptly obey His Word...

Wisdom Is the Main Thing

Wisdom Is the Main Thing

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything)  Wisdom is knowing and having the mind of God in a matter. Understanding is how to apply wisdom to the matter.  Proverbs 4:7, NKJV “Wisdom is the principal thing; Therefore, get wisdom. And...

Fools and Children

Fools and Children

Leadership is influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything).  Proverbs 23:9, TLB “Don’t waste your breath on a rebel. He will despise the wisest advice.” How do you know when you’re dealing with a fool? The mouth of a fool keeps getting into...

What Is a Good Name?

What Is a Good Name?

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything) Proverbs 22:1, NKJV “A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, Loving favor rather than silver and gold.” Doing what you say, even when no one is looking. Doing what you say,...

Don’t Miss Your Full Potential

Don’t Miss Your Full Potential

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything).  Ephesians 3:20-21, NKJV “Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by...

What to Do During a Crisis

What to Do During a Crisis

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything)  Dwell in secret places. Psalm 91:1-2, NKJV “He who dwells in the secret place of the Most High shall abide under the shadow of the Almighty. I will say of the Lord, ‘He is my refuge and my...

Who and What are Scoffers

Who and What are Scoffers

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Scoffer Disagreeable person, bragger - they are easy to spot; wrong behavior with speech or action; we often want to help them but the truth is, they don’t want help. Very insecure,...

What Is Too Much Pride?

What Is Too Much Pride?

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Too much pride is when we are worried more about what others think and say than what God has to say or what God would have us do. Proverbs 16:18, NKJV “Pride goes before destruction, And a...

8 Stupid Things We Often Do

8 Stupid Things We Often Do

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Proverbs 12:1, NKJV “Whoever loves instruction loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is stupid.” Spend money we don’t have. Refuse to acknowledge there is a problem. Refuse to...

Culture

Culture

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Culture Culture is simply how you do things. We learn the truth about our culture when we mess up. If culture is right - the bottleneck is the control stopper. Understanding Does everyone...

Leadership Confidence

Leadership Confidence

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). How do we determine to make good or wise decisions? Wisdom and Understanding Proverbs 3:13, NKJV "Happy is the man who finds wisdom And the man who gains understanding." Wisdom is knowing...

Seven Steps to Improving Your Marriage

Seven Steps to Improving Your Marriage

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Step 1: Focus on being the right person instead of trying to change the other person. Step 2: Begin to fix your hopes and dreams on God and seek to please Him. Step 3: Agree to work on the...

How to Hear from the Lord

How to Hear from the Lord

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). God’s Word. The Holy Spirit. God’s Authorities. John 14:26, NKJV “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom my Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your...

How to Deal with Conflicts

How to Deal with Conflicts

Everything rises and falls on leadership (Everything). PROVERBS 17:14 “The beginning of strife is like letting out water, so quit before the quarrel breaks out.” Conflict is Normal, Natural, and Neutral. What makes up conflict? The distance between Expectations and...

Increase Your Influence and Leadership

Increase Your Influence and Leadership

Leadership is Influence. Everything rises and falls on leadership (everything). Clarity - Clear commutate Without clarity, there will be carelessness. With clarity, things get completed. If there is clarity and things are not completed, there need to be consequences....