Articles | September 2016

  • Jesus Meets Us

    Devotionals | September 19, 2016

    The desire to lead like Jesus is a lofty aspiration. We are following a leader who is the only perfectly sinless, wholly righteous person who has ever lived. To follow in His footsteps is a daring and humbling ambition. We will stumble along the way, just as Peter did when he faltered. Just as He came to Peter, Jesus comes to us, recalling us to our relationship with Him and the call He has given us. Where do you need to hear Jesus’ words of hope and restoration today?

  • A Passing Interest

    Devotionals | September 16, 2016

    Jesus had many who were interested in Him as a leader. They thought of Him as a teacher, healer, or miracle worker. Some thought He might be the political leader they were looking for. As they got to know Him, however, many dropped away. He wasn’t what they expected or wanted in a leader. Rather than changing their expectations to align with His, they simply walked away. What about you? Do you have a passing interest in leading like Jesus, or are you one who is staying around, letting Him reshape the way you lead?

  • Why Do We Judge Others?

    5 Tendencies that Ambush our “Better” Thinking

    Blog | Mick Ukleja | September 15, 2016

    No matter how much we think we shouldn’t judge others, we are conditioned to do it. Making quick judgments can lead to regrets. We narrate and share stories about others – usually without most of the facts. We know that caution should be used when making judgments about someone’s character or choices. Largely these are based on surface information leading to skewed impressions and outright mistakes. The result? Damage – personally and relationally!

  • Surrendered

    Devotionals | September 14, 2016

    There was much that Jesus couldn’t control in His life. He couldn’t force people to listen to Him, though He regularly called them to hear and obey. He couldn’t make people change their lives and their perspectives, though He longed for them to do so. What He could do was to live and respond each day according to the Father’s will. He wants us to do the same. He calls us to surrender ourselves to God, acknowledge what He alone can control, and continually exalt God in word, attitude, and action.

  • Evan Owens: Are you just putting out fires or growing?

    Moving from success to significance: Part 1

    Podcast | September 13, 2016

    Evan Owens is an Executive Director of Reboot Recovery, a ministry dedicated to helping veterans recover and re-engage with non combat life through spiritual discovery.
    As a young man, Evan was always drawn to leadership. Through a series of events, Evan landed a sales job in the technology world, and by showing up every day and working hard, he became very successful. At the peak of his professional and financial success, God called him out of the corporate world in order to start a ministry to struggling veterans. 
  • Uncommon Leadership

    From Fear and Pride to Effectiveness

    Blog | Sheryl Giesbrecht | September 13, 2016

    I was tired but energized by the response of the audience. I had completed my ninth day of teaching business and leadership skills in several remote villages on a mission trip to Kenya. And now, we weren't quite sure how many would attend our business women's conference at this location. We knew God would honor our efforts, even if only 20 people showed up.

  • Committed to Our Success

    Devotionals | September 12, 2016

    Are you new to the Lead Like Jesus journey? Or have you been following Jesus for years? Wherever you are on this journey of transformation, you can be confident that Jesus is committed to your success. God Himself is committed to guiding us every step of the way. Whatever leadership task or skill we need to learn, our master and teacher is able to teach us. As novices, look to Him for basic instruction. As apprentices and journeymen, He will provide ongoing correction, perspective, and encouragement.

  • To See Him as He Is

    Devotionals | September 09, 2016

    Who is Jesus to you? This isn’t just a rhetorical question. Who we know Jesus to be has a direct impact on our lives and leadership. It shapes not only our character, but our worldview and leadership perspective. It shapes how we interact with others. Only as we have come to know the forgiveness and unconditional love that Jesus offers, will we be able to pass it on. To live, love, and lead like Jesus, we must cultivate a growing relationship with Him. Who is He to you?

  • Leaders Listen Well

    Blog | Robert and Lori Ferguson | September 08, 2016

    Have you ever been with a group where each person is anticipating their turn to talk? Everyone is polite enough, waiting until the one speaking is finished before jumping in… but each person has a point and they’re focused on fitting their comment into the stream of conversation.

    Everybody wants to talk. Few are listening.

  • Surrounded

    Devotionals | September 07, 2016

    When challenges mount and opposition grows ever stronger, where do we look? Where do we find renewed strength, confidence, energy, and hope? How do we continue moving forward? David faced challenges on every front in his life and leadership, yet his psalms continually point to the Lord as his one hope. No matter what realm of leadership has been entrusted to us, or the struggles we face, the Lord in whom David trusted is the same God who holds us in the palm of His hand. Look to Him today.