“Yeah, uh, I really don’t like to read much.” I can’t tell you how many times a man has said that when I asked them about reading. Most of the time, it goes back to one simple reason: “I’m not very good at reading.” You want to know a secret? I wasn't very good at … Continue reading Leaders are Readers ~ pt.1
Men are often considered to use either their brains or their brawn in their work. Anecdotally, I think people assume that I am unsure of which end of the hammer to hold just because I'm a pastor (whether or not that is true is beside the point!). I recently saw the meme on the right … Continue reading Mind or Muscle: A false dichotomy
Management is not the same thing as leadership. How so? Management is primarily focused on implementation while leadership is focused on inspiration. Management is primarily focused on making today better than yesterday while leadership is focused on make the future better than today. Management is primarily focused on how / what while leadership is focused … Continue reading Manage or Lead?
Moses’ leadership almost didn’t happen. You remember his story, don’t you? He was conceived during an ethnic genocide against male babies (Exodus 1). If the leaders of his day had their way, Moses would never have seen his first birthday. I won’t go into the details of Moses’ journey to leadership, but suffice it to … Continue reading Responding to Complainers
How many dads have heard their children say those words? A standard reply to that statement in our house is, “It doesn’t matter if you don't want to, it’s what you need to do.” Leadership is that way for many men. It was for me. When I read the Scriptures, it seems that I am … Continue reading “But I don’t want to!”