Definition of Success

What’s the definition of success? It’s something so many people want to achieve, and yet can struggle to articulate when asked what it is they actually want. Here are three definitions of success that I find really helpful or stimulating: John Maxwell says that...

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Charles Spurgeon: Inspiring Quotes

Charles Spurgeon is one of the greatest preachers to have graced the pulpits of churches, in any age and in any country. Not surprising then that he’s associated with a series of inspiring quotes. Here are 17 of our favourites: “When your will is God's will, you will...

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Hudson Taylor: Inspiring Quotes

Here’s a series of 17 Hudson Taylor inspiring quotes. This incredible man of God inspired nearly a thousand missionaries to follow him into the interior of China, and their work laid the foundations of the revival the Chinese church is now experiencing. I you want...

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Five Causes of Depression

Here are five causes of depression that I’ve experienced in my own life. I’m not saying this is a catch all list – perhaps it’s just the areas where I am most vulnerable. But I share them in the hope that they may also help you. Because when you are aware of the...

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Mother Teresa: Inspiring Quotes

Here’s a selection of Mother Teresa’s most inspiring quotes. The woman who inspired the order of the Sisters of Mercy continues to inspire thousands to live a life of single-minded devotion to God.   "Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your...

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What Will You Say No To?

What will you say no to? When you’re discerning vision, knowing what to say no to becomes just as important as knowing what to say yes to. You only have a finite amount of time, energy, money and any other resources. So if you want to do a good job on the things...

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Team Communication

Speed of team communication is one of the key things in successful team work. Team members need to be able to share information, ask questions of each other, and even sometimes make decisions with great speed. There’s nothing more frustrating than sending out...

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Three Signs of a Powerful Vision

Here are three signs of a powerful vision. I’ve written before on The Purpose of Vision, and it’s become one of the most popular posts on this blog. So this is a follow up of sorts. A powerful vision statement provides purpose and direction, as I wrote about earlier....

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George Mueller: Inspiring Quotes

Here’s a selection of our favourite George Mueller quotes. Mueller famously looked after thousands of orphans in Bristol in the 19th century. He had a unique take on fundraising in that he never asked directly for support, but simply prayed that the money needed would...

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Pitfalls of Leadership

Last month I read the book Dynasty by Tom Holland. It’s a follow up to his brilliant account of the end of the Roman Republic in Rubicon. This sequel covers the lives of the first five Roman emperors; Augustus, Tiberius, Caligula, Claudius and Nero. It’s a fascinating...

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