All posts tagged: boldness

Bold and Courageous Leadership

“A ship in the harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are built for.” — William Shedo “Boldness, more boldness, and always boldness!” — George Jacques Danton “Courage is the enforcing virtue, the one that makes possible all the other virtues common to exceptional leaders: honesty, integrity, confidence, compassion and humility.” — John McCain  “Leaders make decisions that create the future they desire.” — Mike Murdock “Rely on your own strength of body and soul. Take for your star self-reliance, faith, honesty and industry. Don’t take too much advice — keep at the helm and steer your own ship, and remember that the great art of commanding is to take a fair share of the work. Fire above the mark you intend to hit. Energy, invincible determination with the right motive, are the levers that move the world.” — Noah Porter  “The only safe ship in a storm is leadership.” — Faye Wattleton _____________________ Resource: Leadership Quotes

Are you willing to Risk being liked for being Extraordinary?

A few hours ago I wrote a post entitled 7 things self-absorbed super-spiritual pastors say in the pulpit. The post was about the Unfortunate behavior of some preachers who relentlessly use their teaching to cut and hurt people. My purpose was to argue that sometimes sensitivity,  tact and cleverness in the way we communicate pays off greatly as we seek to deliver a difficult to swallow kind of message, convey a rebuke, or bring correction to a person who really needs it. For me, sometime our so-called speaking truth to power can come across as vicious, rude and simply disrespectful. However, if not careful, balanced and in tune with the Holy Spirit, we can find ourselves slipping into that place where we are only concern about making people feel comfortable and doing everything not to get them offended. Unfortunately, some churches, preachers and writers have fallen into the trap of being politically correct because of fear that somebody is going to get offended. This is spiritually dangerous not only for the leader, the membership, but also the …

DOORS: The Ones you open and walk through

; Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one is able to shut… God has put us all on a path that lead to many doors of opportunities. Each of us would be exceedingly wise to enter each door of opportunity that God opens for us. Here is a list of a few: The door of sonship – John 1:12 The door of deliverance – Exodus 12:22, 23 The door of miracles – 2 Kings 4:4, 5 The door of victory – Daniel 3:26 The door of hope – Hosea 2:15 The door of prayer and communion with God – Matt. 6:6 The door of boldness – Luke 11:7, 8 The door to the salvation – John 10:1, 2, 9, The door of faith – Acts 14:27 The door of effectual work (door of kingdom opportunity) 1 Corinthians 16:9 The door of utterance – Col. 4:3 The open door – Revelation 3:8 The doorway to heaven – Revelation 4:1 Behold, I have set before you an open door, which no one …