What Restores Your Soul?

Recently me and Joanna have been asking each other a fascinating question… what restores your soul? There are certain things that make each of us come alive. Or to use a Stephen Covey phrase, they provide genuine re-creation. They bring true joy to us, so much so that...

Can You Say It In One Sentence?

Can you say it in one sentence is a great phrase to bear in mind when you’re trying to clarify vision and strategy. Last night I was talking with a friend who wants to write a book. We were talking through the core idea he wants the book to get across, and although...

Three Team Killers

Here’s three team killers that can quickly destroy your team environment: Lack of Clarity: When team members don’t have clarity on the roles they should each be playing, or clarity on the overall vision they are working towards and reason for the team’s existence,...

Patience – The Force Within You

Patience is not indifference, inaction, and nor is it impossible… it is a powerful force within us. It is a stable concrete structure that supports your inner life from collapsing when people mock you for your dreams, don’t appreciate you for your efforts and want to...

What is the Good News?

What is the Good News? What makes the Christian gospel such good news? It’s obviously a play on words, since gospel and good news mean the same thing, so one is actually the same as the other. But having stated the obvious, what does that actually mean? What is the...

Top Three Books on Vision

Vision is a subject endlessly talked about now within leadership circles, but I find there are relatively few good books written about the subject. And especially when we think in terms of vision as being given by God, there can be even less literature on it. So here...

Discipline the Body

There are numerous passages in the bible that encourage us to discipline the body, and be wary about serving our own appetites rather than serving God. “I beat my body and make it my slave so that after I have preached to others, I myself will not be disqualified for...

Three Simple Ways to Build Trust

I wrote recently about how trust is the foundation for everything in leadership. So what as a leader can you do to build trust? It’s critical that your team members trust you, that you trust them, and that they trust each other. So here’s some simple things you can...

Trust is the Foundation of Leadership

Trust is the foundation of leadership. Without trust, everything either slows down or stops altogether. Effective leadership is a combination of several key skills or attributes; Vision, Integrity, Planning, Communication, Building Teams and Coaching. Consider how...