Why “Remove Negative People” Is Terrible Advice For Leaders

The world may tell you to remove negative people from your life. But if you strive to be an authentic leader, your goal should be just the opposite. You should be seeking out negative people, and placing yourself directly, and intentionally, in their midst. Authentic leadership requires nothing less of you. Authentic leadership is built…

5 Keys for Leaders to Read Through the Bible in a Year

I am just completing my 20th year in a row reading through the Bible cover to cover. This practice is one that fills my spiritual tank and which provides the fuel that drives my leadership. But like many others, I found it to be a very challenging discipline at first. Simply starting at Genesis and plowing…

The Vital Importance of Respect in Leadership

In his opening talk at the 2017 Global Leadership Summit, GLS founder Bill Hybels called upon leaders to accept a higher standard when it comes to respect and civility. What a timely message this is. One need only listen to the shrill discord in the public arena surrounding racial issues in the United States, and…

3 Ways Your Inner-World Can Sharpen Your Leadership

The health of your inner-world directly affects your ability to lead effectively. Leaders are often uncomfortable in dealing with their inner world; matters of the heart. But the health of your inner world has a direct and profound bearing on your effectiveness as a leader. If your inner world is in order you will project a…