Best Leadership Books of 2017

Here’s my list of the best leadership books that I read in 2017. Last year I went through 11 books aimed at helping people grow in their leadership skills and understanding. Normally I pick a top three, but this year I’ve decided to turn that into a top four. What...

Best Leadership Biographies of 2017

Here are the best leadership biographies of the 14 that I read in 2017. Remember these were not necessarily published in 2017 (though some were); it’s just that I got around to reading them in 2017.   iCon: Steve Jobs Steve Jobs is endlessly studied as an example of a...

Definition of Teamwork

What’s the definition of teamwork? Here’s one that I’m enjoying using at the moment. Effective teamwork is: Helping people do something they love and are good at doing, With a group of people they enjoy being with, In the pursuit of a cause they believe in.   If a...

Billy Graham: Inspiring Quotes

To continue our inspiring quotes series, here are some great sentences of wisdom and challenge from Billy Graham: “A real Christian is a person who can give his pet parrot to the town gossip.” “My one purpose in life is to help people find a...

Importance of Faith

Faith is the virtue that God seems to prize most in human beings. When I read through the bible it’s impossible to ignore the importance that’s placed on faith, on trusting in God. Without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must...

Two Consistent Calls

In all the wondering and discerning about God’s will for our lives, there are two consistent calls that always apply to all of us: “Come, follow me.” Jesus says this call regularly throughout the Gospels. It’s a call to all people; to fisherman and tax collectors,...

Seven Ideas for Team Meetings

Leaders need to have lots of ideas for team meetings. I spend a lot of my time in team meetings, and sadly I’ve sat through many more dull ones than energising ones. I’ve written in a previous post that I think the main purpose for every team meeting should be to...

Gratitude and Achievement

I find it very easy to get mixed up between gratitude and achievement, but I don’t think that leads to very healthy outcomes. Let me try to explain… Gratitude is about recognising all the good things you have in your life, often especially those that are unmerited or...