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...

Three Areas Where Leaders Focus

Where should leaders focus? It can be easy to get involved with a bit of everything that’s happening within your organisation. There’s a temptation to slice your time up and divide it evenly between every department or priority you have, but that’s rarely a good idea....

Don’t Abdicate Responsibility

Here’s some leadership advice I’ve learned the hard way; don’t abdicate responsibility. As a leader, the biggest burden you carry is responsibility. One of my personal definitions of leadership is actually taking responsibility for the outcome of a situation. When...

Abundant Life v. Exaggerated Life

Who does not want an abundant life, a fulfilled life, a life that matters? Lack of a sense of meaning and significance in life scales down from disappointment through discouragement to depression. We fall into these dark states because we buy into a lie – a lie of an...

Five Rules for Recruiting Team Members

Here are five rules to consider when recruiting team members. And they’re handily packaged together as the five Cs, to help you remember them. Character: This is where you should always start. Do you trust the person’s character? Are they trustworthy, moral and...

The Resurrected Man

A great passage on the importance of spiritual formation is found towards the end of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s masterful novel, The Brothers Karamazov. One of the Karamazov brothers, Dmitry, is in prison, about to be sentenced for years of hard labour in Siberia for a...

The Rooney Effect

The week that Euro 2016 starts is probably a good week to think about a little known team performance issue that I’ve come to call ‘the Rooney Effect’, in honour of England football captain Wayne Rooney. Fourteen years ago Wayne Rooney burst onto the footballing...

Top 10 Spiritual Measures

What are your spiritual measures? Do you have ways to measure your spiritual life? What are the things you can measure that tell you whether you’re walking closely with God or not? I believe that each of us has our own set of spiritual measures. Sometimes we are...