Three Warnings for Leaders

Although leadership has its privileges, it comes with a unique set of challenges. Within a period of just a few hours the Apostle Paul faced three challenges that provide warnings to spiritual leaders today. When Paul had gathered a bundle of sticks and put them on the fire, a viper came out because of the heat and fastened on his hand. When the native people saw the creature hanging from his hand, they said to one another, “No doubt this man is a murderer. Though he has escaped from the sea, Justice… Read More

“After Further Review” – Why Leaders Sometimes Change Their Minds

I have a friend whose father is one of the NFL’s most respected and tenured officials.  Gerry Austin, now retired, officiated hundreds of games in his twenty five year career, and, in a job that is often thankless and demands split-second decisions that can result in divisive backlash, Mr. Austin was respected by players, coaches, and fans. Like Gerry Austin, leaders are constantly placed in positions to make judgment calls, and expected to get it right!  But, like any NFL official or any leader will tell you, “We don’t always get it… Read More