Q&A

When Leaders Disappoint Us

How to have difficult conversations with a leader

Q&A | November 20, 2017

Question from Joshua:

I have a lot of trouble dealing with decisions made by my management team that don’t necessarily go with what I’ve been taught and trained to do. It is causing me to deal with some anger and anxiety toward these decisions and I feel like I’m not having a positive influence on my coworkers. I’ve had this problem for as long as I can remember and it’s really become a burden to me. Why do I feel this way? Has God created me this way or am I overlooking the big picture? Please help.

Conflict Part 2

Ways to Restore Trust

Q&A | November 10, 2017

Suzanne sent in a question about conflict and personality differences in the workplace. Here is her question: How does one deal with personality conflicts between leaders and great difficulty gelling as a team as well as a lack of trust with one another? 

In our previous Q&A we answered the first part of Susan’s question about personality differences.

Today we will address the second part of the question dealing with conflicts that naturally occur on any team and how to effectively settle these disputes.

Why Conflict Occurs  

Conflict Part 1

When Personalities Clash

Q&A | November 01, 2017

Suzanne sent in a question about conflict and personality differences in the workplace. Here is her question: How does one deal with personality conflicts between leaders and great difficulty gelling as a team as well as a lack of trust with one another? 

This question really touches on two separate issues. Both issues can build or destroy trust, so learning to effectively resolve them is critical to every team and organization.

The first issue concerns personality differences and the ensuing conflict among team members. We’ll deal with this one today.

How different is biblical leadership from worldly leadership?

There are literally thousands of leadership educational resources available today, ranging from books, podcasts and articles to personal coaching, seminars and workshops. But is all leadership training and education equal? Do all the methods and teaching angles ultimately lead to the same place?

The answer, I believe, is a resounding no, because they do not have the same end goal in mind.

Are Leaders Born or Made?

Q&A | September 21, 2017

This debate has been going on for a long time. Some claim leaders are born with certain innate qualities that, from the get go, separate them from others. Others believe leaders are made and developed over time.

We believe leadership happens anytime we influence the thinking, behavior, or development of another person. Leadership, in essence, equals influence. Based on this definition of leadership all of us have influence, regardless of our position, education or economic status.

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Leadership & Authority

How can a leader be nice and friendly, yet remain in authority?

Q&A | September 06, 2017

This question reflects the struggle of virtually every leader, be it a parent, pastor, government leader, or a traditional organizational leader. The desire to be liked and accepted often clashes with the demands of the role, which requires us to make tough, often unpopular decisions.

Here are three foundational, guiding principles for those in leadership who struggle with the sentiments expressed in our question for this week: