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Solomon’s Wisdom: Beginning With the End in Mind – Leadership Lesson

Solomon’s Wisdom: Beginning With the End in Mind – Leadership Lesson

For today’s lesson, we will have a guest lecturer. He happens to be the smartest person who ever lived. It might be good to confess up front that it’s often hard to be in the room with the smartest person, especially if they look down on you. (view video below) Today we are learning from someone much smarter than a rocket scientist or a brain surgeon, and thankfully he doesn’t look down. Instead, he writes down all the mistakes he made, so you and…

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Saul’s Disobedience and its Consequences – Leadership Lesson

Saul’s Disobedience and its Consequences – Leadership Lesson

As we begin our first lesson in 2017. Let’s review where we left off in 2016: Moses: Leads the people of God out of Egypt and Slavery Joshua: Military general who leads them into the Promised Land Judges: Gideon (Judges 2:11-12 – Read) “The people of Israel did what was evil in the sight of the Lord and served the Baals. They abandoned the Lord….instead they went after other gods, from among the gods of the peoples who were around…

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Abraham: Staying at Your Post – Leadership Lesson

Abraham: Staying at Your Post – Leadership Lesson

Pompeii was a popular tourist city on the west coast of Italy in 79AD. It was during the time of the Roman Empire, and it was home to 20,000 people. It was also located near the base of a massive volcano, Mount Vesuvius. When Vesuvius exploded, scientist estimated it ejected 1.5 million tons of ash and rock every second for 24 hours over 12 miles into the atmosphere. The surrounding region including Pompeii was covered with ash 16ft deep. The ash…

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Adam in the Garden – Leadership Lesson

Adam in the Garden – Leadership Lesson

Sometimes videos capture exactly what you want to communicate: This is one of those videos – As you will see it’s not really about Leadership – yet I could spend several weeks focusing on some of the take away lines for what I am trying to accomplish in Iron Leadership. Great Leaders – like Wolves caused a “Trophic Cascade”. Introducing something at top of the food chain which creates change all the way through the food chain, all the way…

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Being Teachable

Being Teachable

Iron Leaders, Hope you all enjoyed celebrating our nation’s independence this 4th of July! We have much to be thankful for – especially us who have ultimate freedom in Christ. “A fool takes no pleasure in understanding, but only in expressing his opinion.” Proverbs 18:2 “And you say, ‘How I hated discipline, and my heart despised reproof! I did not listen to the voice of my teachers or incline my ear to my instructors.’” Proverbs 5:12–13 “When I’m thinking of…

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“Passing the Baton” – Leadership Lesson

“Passing the Baton” – Leadership Lesson

  Joshua was Moses’ successor. Joshua was the one who would carry Moses’ tune into the Promised Land. See how Joshua was with Moses at important events: Joshua fought the first battle in the wilderness (When Moses was holding up his hands) Joshua was one of the 12 spies who first entered Canaan Joshua was with Moses on mountain when Moses received the 10 commandments I want to use the events Exodus 32-33 to see some important practices Moses imprinted on…

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“Leadership & Humility” – Leadership Lesson

“Leadership & Humility” – Leadership Lesson

The book of Proverbs exposes many problems with pride. Here are just a few of them. Disgrace Proverbs 11:2 – “When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom” In Hebrew, “Pride” means: Boil up, Boil over. When pride comes it boils over into disgrace. Instead of being distinguished, pride ends in disgrace. Disagreement Proverbs 13:10 – “Pride breeds disagreement and quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.” Whenever there is much disagreement you should…

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“I got this!” …Or So You Think.

“I got this!” …Or So You Think.

This is an important picture for me and for some of you. Something is washed out in your life and in desperate need of repair. The repair will take quite a bit of time. You are convinced that you don’t have the time to stop or you can’t stop or you don’t think you need to stop and address the core problem. Instead, your solution (and mine) is to foolishly speed up because, “I got this!” Great leadership requires knowing…

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