Articles | September 2015

  • Phyllis

    Called and Free

    Blog | Phyllis Hennecy Hendry | September 30, 2015

    In his classic book, Ordering Your Private World, Gordon McDonald identifies a helpful distinction. He says there are two types of people in the world: driven people and called people.

  • A Cure for Isolation

    Devotionals | September 30, 2015

    The twelfth step of leading like Jesus calls us to live out our leadership journey in community, sharing Jesus as our leadership model and helping others grow as leaders after God’s heart. This step combats the isolation and loneliness that many leaders experience, and it gives us a place to be honest about where we are on our journeys. As we follow Jesus’ example of living in community, we experience encouragement and strength for the journey. Who is part of your trusted leadership community? What do you do to mutually support one another? Who can you invite to join you on the journey?

  • Situational Leadership, EGO and Jesus

    Podcast | September 29, 2015

    Ken Blanchard, the best selling author of the The One Minute Manage® and Lead Like Jesus, shares his insights on the primary cause of leadership failure today, and how the model of Situational Leadership can help leaders build trust, loyalty and competency. Ken also explains how Jesus led and developed his core team by understanding every person's unique design, and why this style of leadership delivers great results and motivates followers to reach their full potential. 

  • Leadership, Ethics, and Purpose

    Podcast | September 29, 2015

    Mick Ukleja, Founder and President of LeadershipTraQ, shares his insights about the importance of ethics in all aspects of leadership. Mick zeroes in on why most of us want to become ethical and purpose driven leaders, but don't fully understand how to achieve that. He outlines six simple and practical questions that, if asked and lived by, will help every leader achieve the highest standard of ethics as they lead and influence others.

  • Lead Like Jesus Model Explained

    Podcast | September 29, 2015

    Phyllis Hennecy Hendry, the President and CEO of Lead Like Jesus, shares her journey of becoming part of the Lead Like Jesus organization, why she chose to follow God's calling to join the work, and how Lead Like Jesus and its model are vastly different from the other leadership messages and models out there. Phyllis explains the 4-domain framework of Lead Like Jesus and how the Leadership Encounter is used to equip men and women to reevaluate their own leadership and influence and begin their journey to leading like Jesus.

  • “God’s spirit permeated the event,” says Barbara Meiss, director of leadership development services, in describing the 2015 ReConnect in Atlanta. Held September 17-20, the conference was an opportunity for leadership development facilitators to learn best facilitation and marketing practices, discover new ideas about leadership, and enjoy fellowship and worship with other facilitators and LLJ staff.

  • Rights

    Devotionals | September 28, 2015

    “I have a right to (fill in the blank).” How recently have you heard (or perhaps said) these words? While demanding our rights may be culturally acceptable, followers of Jesus may want to consider where we would be if Jesus had stood on His rights. He gave up His rights and prerogatives as God in order to serve the lost and the least, and He calls us to do the same. His early disciples followed in His footsteps. What about us? 

  • Lead Like Jesus Anyway

    Devotionals | September 25, 2015

    Life presents challenges to anyone who wants to lead like Jesus. The challenges may come in the form of people, even close companions, who undermine our best efforts. There may be situations that confuse us or cause us to question our commitment to serve in love. We may be discouraged by having taken a step forward, only to find ourselves suddenly two steps behind where we started. In all these circumstances, we have a choice to make, either to succumb to the pressure or to choose to lead like Jesus anyway. How will you choose today?