Posts Tagged "leadership"

A bit of an update…

Posted by on May 18, 2021 in Blog | 27 comments

Many of the people who read this blog do so because our paths have crossed – and this is a good way to keep in touch. So let me update you on some of the things that have been happening in my life. If it is old news for you, sorry, but others are reading it for the first time. At the end of 2020 Vose Seminary merged with Morling College to form one of the largest theological colleges in the Southern Hemisphere. This was a very sensible move, as both Vose and Morling are Baptist Theological Colleges and the merger has enabled the two colleges to offer a united online program, share staff,...

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Why leadership matters…

Posted by on Dec 18, 2019 in Blog | 6 comments

Leadership guru Peter Drucker once said that only three things come naturally to all organisations: friction, confusion and under performance. Everything else requires leadership. It’s worth thinking about. My observation is that those in church circles have an uneasy relationship with leadership. They are conscious of how easily it can be abused, and of how some leaders embark on toxic quests for power and control, using the nobility of the mission of Jesus to mask their naked ambition. Consequently they are quick to point out that genuine Christian leadership is different, and they are...

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Quotable: Brian Harris, The Big Picture – Take 2

Posted by on Oct 8, 2018 in Blog | 3 comments

Last week we looked at a few of the statements made in the opening chapters of my 2015 book, The Big Picture: Building Blocks of a Christian World View which people sometimes cite back at me. Here are a few more insights from the book which I hope you will enjoy pondering… Election is not about privilege but responsibility. We are blessed to bless. It is a biblical truth with challenging implications, but if we are to build a Christian world view we must repeatedly affirm that every God-given blessing is for the greater good of all. Brian Harris (p35) Moral instructions in the Bible...

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Managing Monday with John Maxwell – Take 3

Posted by on Jul 30, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Say the name John Maxwell (1947 – ) and most people immediately think of his work on leadership. A pastor, motivational speaker and best selling author, his ability to summarize key leadership principles into memorable axioms or striking quotes is remarkable. This is our third look at some of his ideas… You’ll never change your life until you change something you do daily. The secret of your success is found in your daily routine. John Maxwell Dreams don’t work unless you do. John Maxwell Leadership is not about titles, positions or flowcharts. It is about one life...

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Managing Monday with John Maxwell – Take 2

Posted by on Jul 23, 2018 in Blog | 0 comments

Say the name John Maxwell (1947 – ) and most people immediately think of his work on leadership. A pastor, motivational speaker and best selling author, his ability to summarize key leadership principles into memorable axioms or striking quotes is remarkable. This is a second look at some of his thoughts… Every day, leaders must wake up and lead themselves before they can lead anyone else. John Maxwell If we’re growing, we’re always going to be out of our comfort zone. John Maxwell When was the last time you did something for the first time? John Maxwell Motivation...

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