Articles | March 2018

  • Your Kingdom Come

    Devotionals | March 16, 2018

    The stresses of life and leadership frequently come at us from all directions. Even for those who enjoy rising up to meet challenges, sometimes we can be overwhelmed as we feel pulled to juggle a myriad of responsibilities. Jesus certainly experienced this. Preaching, teaching, healing, aware of growing opposition, frequently misunderstood by family and disciples, with the cross looming ever larger before Him, He narrowed His focus to pleasing just one person, His Father. What difference will it make in your day for you to do the same?

  • Phil Hodges is a co-founder of Lead Like Jesus and a co-author of Lead Like Jesus Revisited as well as five other books. Phil also has an extensive background in the marketplace through his involvement in Labor Union negotiations as well as years as an executive with Xerox and US Steel. 

    In today's podcast Phil discusses Change, a topic that’s very present in every organization and in the life of every leader. Leading change is not easy.

  • Titles

    Blog | Christine Vogelsang | March 15, 2018

    “Mom! Dad! I got the job!” Our son proudly announced his first summer employment position. Because of his love for golf, he had decided to see what might be available at the nearby golf course. Of course we were thrilled for him and asked what his job would be. “Cart Relocation Technician!” was his reply. Now it didn’t take me too many seconds to realize this was a glorified title for “cart boy.” But if it made him feel important, I wasn’t going to step on his youthful pride. He was looking forward to moving those golf carts around for the next few weeks.

  • Gathering Strength

    Devotionals | March 14, 2018

    Jesus’ life shows us the importance of renewing our hearts and minds to strengthen ourselves to lead like He did. His lifestyle included a prayer life that caused His disciples to ask Him to teach them how to pray, amazing people with His deep understanding of Scripture and applying its wisdom to life and withdrawing to spend time with the Father or with His disciples. These habits strengthened Him as a leader. What habits strengthen you to lead like Jesus?

  • “Entrust your works to the Lord, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:3

    A core principle of the Leading Like Jesus movement is: Jesus is the best leadership teacher and role model of all time. It’s a pretty basic principle, but it’s also a pretty easy one to forget if you don’t ground it in your approach to living.

  • A Leader's Trust

    Devotionals | March 12, 2018

    The nature of living in a fallen world means that we will frequently be tempted to lead out of pride and fear. Whatever the source of our temptation—personal struggles, challenges involving other people, or changing circumstances and opposition—we always have the choice to once again renew our trust in God and ask Him to transform our leadership. Jesus urges us to trust ourselves to the Father’s care, to live one day at a time with a focus on kingdom priorities, just as He did. As we do, our words and actions will increasingly reflect humility and God-confidence.

  • What God's Word Says

    Devotionals | March 09, 2018

    Much can be said about the Bible, but perhaps the most significant thing is that it is God’s Word. In it we glimpse the very mind of God, and it leads those of us who meditate on it to Jesus. More than that, it equips us as servants of the living God. Look to the words and wisdom of Scripture as you lead today.

  • Psst...

    Blog | Kim Rider | March 08, 2018

    I remember being in youth group at church and playing the Gossip Game.  We would sit in a circle and the youth pastor would whisper a sentence in someone’s ear and that person would tell the next person what they heard.  It could only be said once – no repeats!

  • Choose God

    Devotionals | March 07, 2018

    Many choices lay before you today. Some are big, some small. Some will require little to no thought, while others will require conscious deliberation. One overarching decision will impact all the others. Make the choice now to choose God. Set your heart on seeking His perspective and leading. Ask Him to be foremost in your heart and mind throughout the day. Make it your intention to follow His leading with every person and situation you encounter.