Articles tagged “leadership”
Written by Kara Johnson on April 15, 2013
When I get hungry, I get desperate and difficult. If anyone steps in between me and my snack, you can be sure it won’t be pretty. If you ask me to share, I might give up a small bite, but internally, my nice gesture is playing tug-of-war with a growling tummy. Although each character in the biblical account of feeding the 5,000 teaches an indispensable lesson, I empathize most with the boy who gave up his dinner.
Jesus feeding the 5,000 is the only miracle recorded in all four of the gospels. It presents layers of crucial spiritual insight…
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Written by Ron Hunter on September 12, 2012
How many decisions do you make that impact yourself? I am not suggesting a TV schedule, what shirt to wear, what book to read, or what route you will take to work tomorrow. I am talking about decisions you make as a leader.Read more
I guess it would be helpful to discuss types of decisions. Heifetz (1994) lists four types of decisions leaders make. Most decisions occur from an autocratic, consultative, participatory, or consensual style of leadership. While a person defaults to one these styles, a leader may also move these styles depending on the situation. For example, during a catastrophe, no…
Written by Ron Hunter on July 09, 2012
How do you lead? Do you need a large set of rules, policies, and constant supervision? It is true people respect what you inspect. Many people over manage others to a point the process outweighs the purpose. How comfortable is your leadership style to give others some latitude in how something is accomplished? Does God over manage us? He has given humanity some real freedom and, yes, at times it brings Him disappointment but nothing is more powerful than when His children choose to do great things in his name – unforced and unprompted.
In Army basic training, the rules…