I had to resign because I failed to love

Ever heard of someone fired because they failed to love? Gene Appel, Senior Pastor of Eastside Christian Church, challenges biblical leaders toward self-examination.




5 ways to work prayerfully

How do you bring spiritual attention to your work?

13 questions to discover your management blind spots

If we aren’t equipped to see these blind spots on our own, then how are we supposed to address and work on them?

9 prayer hacks: A cheat sheet for the spiritual life of leaders

Do you think you ought to pray more? Do you have trouble finding time for prayer? Here are nine time-saving ways to develop spiritually.

What motivates your servant leadership?

What is your mindset when it comes to servant leadership? Does it look more like the world's definition or a biblical definition?

Are spiritual disciplines legalistic?

Are spiritual disciplines focusing Christianity into a checklist of rules? Are these tasks weighing down Christians with unnecessary guilt?

How accountable are you for self-care?

I have seen a sign at a health club that says, “The greatest gift that you can give your family is your own health.” As a servant leader, it is also the greatest gift that you can give your team.

Facing the invisible dragons of change

Are you facing change? Have you labeled something or someone a “dragon," a threat to your comfort zone, that God may have brought for your good, your growth or His glory?

When discipleship and leadership development become unbalanced

What happens when we emphasize leadership development over developing disciples or focus on discipleship over leadership development?

How to fail forward

For years I’ve pondered an interesting question. If I wrote a book called How to Fail, and it became a best-seller, would that be a good thing?

Wise leaders develop a vision for rest

Are you in the habit of tackling life at a frenetic pace? You may want to rethink that.

Exactly how to wait on the Lord

Do you wonder what God is doing, or why He’s not answering your prayers?

The problem with discipleship today

I learned more about leadership and discipleship in the three years I spent in prison than I learned in eight years of seminary.

3 weapons to battle leadership loneliness

Do you feel lonely or disengaged from time to time? The following three weapons can help you beat back the blues.

How to turn your transition into transformational leadership

Leadership transitions can be drawn out and difficult. Perhaps you need a chance to slow down, pray and embrace the power of God to propel this season into transformational leadership.

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