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10 Reasons I Admire the Leadership Principles of Jesus

There are many leaders I admire who have influenced my own leadership.  I admire the teachings on leadership by guys like John Maxwell and Andy Stanley.  There are leaders from my personal life such as a former pastor and another local leader who ...
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Ten Insightful Leadership Quotes | GerryTrue

Ten Insightful Leadership Quotes | GerryTrue | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
“Worst day of leadership is better than the best day of being a spectator” ~ Bill Hybels. “The measure of you as a leader is not what you do, but what others do because of what you do.” ~ Howard Hendricks.
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Save the World With Collaborative Leadership - Huffington Post (blog)

Save the World With Collaborative Leadership - Huffington Post (blog) | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Save the World With Collaborative Leadership
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Leadership from an honest broker. In the malaria case, it was Ray Chambers, a trusted individual known and respected throughout the world health community.
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Christian Leadership in East Africa Under Attack « Persecution News

Christian Leadership in East Africa Under Attack « Persecution News | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
These events have lead many to wonder whether Christian leadership in East Africa is being targeted by extremist groups. The cluster of recent attacks would suggest this grim deduction. What should the global church be ...
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a cost of leadership, that we in the west don't even think about

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NorthPoint Increases GroupLife Participation by Adding an Easier Next Step

NorthPoint Increases GroupLife Participation by Adding an Easier Next Step | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
If you’re familiar at all with North Point’s small group strategy, you already know that their primary way of connecting adults into groups is an event called GroupLink*.
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10 Leadership Nuggets from Abraham Lincoln

10 Leadership Nuggets from Abraham Lincoln | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Abraham Lincoln brings us enduring wisdom in a nutshell.Abraham Lincoln is very much in the news these days, with examinations of his character, his actions, and his leadership style.
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great quotes from honest Abe

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10 Ways to Make Sure Your Church *Doesn’t* Grow

10 Ways to Make Sure Your Church *Doesn’t* Grow | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Practical steps guaranteed to shut down growth in any church or ministry. (Thoughts?
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7 Pitfalls of Leadership | Ron Edmondson

7 Pitfalls of Leadership | Ron Edmondson | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Pride – When a leader ever feels he or she has all the answers…watch out! Pride comes before the fall. Great leaders remain humble, knowing they didn't get where they are on their own nor will they stay there without the ...
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Seven Cautions Before You Preach On Money - Pastor to Pastor

Seven Cautions Before You Preach On Money - Pastor to Pastor | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Prove yourselves to be blameless and innocent, children of God above reproach in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation; among whom you appear as.
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Cancer of the Attitude (Part One) - ChristianityToday.com

Cancer of the Attitude (Part One) - ChristianityToday.com | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
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Cancer of the Attitude (Part One)
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I know that I am predisposed to several persistent wrong attitudes. And I'm not alone.
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Why I Don't Believe in Christian Accountability

Why I Don't Believe in Christian Accountability | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Mike Foster: Here are a few reasons why I don't believe in Christian accountability and why we need a new discussion about integrity.
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Norman Schwarzkopf: 10 Quotes on Leadership and War - Forbes

Norman Schwarzkopf: 10 Quotes on Leadership and War - Forbes | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
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Norman Schwarzkopf: 10 Quotes on Leadership and War
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Norman Schwarzkopf died today at age 78. Born in Trenton, NJ, Schwarzkopf graduated from West Point and rose through the ranks of the US Army eventually becoming a four-star General.
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great insights from a great leader

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Authentic Leadership | Leon Fontaine

Authentic Leadership | Leon Fontaine | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Being authentic is crucial; the most successful leaders are committed to authenticity on an ongoing basis. To be authentic means to be real and genuine, being true to who you are and what you stand for.
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The three top skills every leader should have

The three top skills every leader should have | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Here’s a process for doing a better job at the top (RT @smrczek: The three top skills every leader should have - http://t.co/FtX7ro93 (via @globeandmail))...
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3 basic points to leadership that are worth remembering

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Management vs Leadership

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Many of the new students that train with me are motivated by a desire to improve their working conditions. Workplaces are not only the places where we earn our livings, they are holistic experience...
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Why Pastors Should Read Over Their Heads – Kevin DeYoung

Why Pastors Should Read Over Their Heads – Kevin DeYoung | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
But even with that caveat, I encourage pastors to regularly read over their heads. This will mean different things to different men, but what I have in mind is the reading of academic writing. Well-meaning people sometimes call ...
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The Power of Introverts in Leadership

The Power of Introverts in Leadership | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
The strong emphasis society puts on being Extroverted, creates an unfair bias against Introverts. (The Power of Introverts in Leadership - The strong emphasis society puts on being...
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8 Words That Capture God's 1 Grand Calling for Pastors

8 Words That Capture God's 1 Grand Calling for Pastors | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
If you had 8 words or less, how would you word the vision/mission/calling of every pastor?
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10 Reasons I Admire the Leadership Principles of Jesus

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Ideas are the Core of a Leadership Philosophy

Ideas are the Core of a Leadership Philosophy | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
As leaders, our ideas are important. A leader's ideas guide their action. A leader's ideas give directions and guides the outcomes of the team. A leader's ideas inspire people to take action.
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interesting challenge, "is your philosophy (of leadership) written down"?

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America's declining faith in pastors and churches - Patheos (blog)

America's declining faith in pastors and churches - Patheos (blog) | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
America's declining faith in pastors and churches Patheos (blog) They fared better than chiropractors and lawyers, but nurses, pharmacists, medical doctors, engineers, dentists, police officers, even college teachers were all considered more...
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ChurchPlanting.com

ChurchPlanting.com | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Encouraging Church Planters Around The Globe (RT @EveryNationNA: "Building and shaping your leadership team early on will determine the level of success you will have in your plant." http://t.co/6uJzMoyn)...
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26 (A-Z) Traits of a Leader I’d Want To Follow - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO

26 (A-Z) Traits of a Leader I’d Want To Follow - Millennial CEO | Millennial CEO | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
The ideal leader? Is there such a thing?
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a  full alphabet of leadership attributes we would all aspire to

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5 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year of Leadership Yet

5 Ways to Make 2013 Your Best Year of Leadership Yet | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
I’m not much for New Year “resolutions”, but there’s a time for renewed commitment to the things we’re pursuing. The New Year is always a good time to step back and evaluate, and to look ahead with renewed energy.
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Leadership Skills: Why Assuming Goodwill is Always Good Practice | Christopher Avery's Leadership Gift Blog

Leadership Skills: Why Assuming Goodwill is Always Good Practice | Christopher Avery's Leadership Gift Blog | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Christopher Avery, PhD, is an original thinker, mentor, and speaker on responsible leadership, teamwork and change, and the founder of the Leadership Gift (Leadership Skills: Why Assuming Goodwill is Always Good Practice
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5 Underrated Traits of Great Leaders

5 Underrated Traits of Great Leaders | Effective Church Leadership | Scoop.it
Those bosses who inspire, motivate, and make employees feel better about themselves? Here's what they do differently from everyone else. (RT @AMAnet: 5 Underrated Traits of Great Leaders.
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seems that these great leaders are very self-aware, which leads to deep humility

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