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“Training, Not Trying” – Leadership Lesson

“Training, Not Trying” – 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. Wolves caused a “Trophic Cascade”: (Love that Phrase) Introducing something at the top of the food chain which creates change all the way through the food chain, all the way…

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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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“Long Haul Leadership – Getting to the Finish Line” – Leadership Lesson

“Long Haul Leadership – Getting to the Finish Line” – Leadership Lesson

In 1968 the country of Tanzania selected John Stephen Akhwari to represent them in the Mexico City Olympics. During the race Akhwari stumbled and fell, severely injuring his knee and ankle. Long after the winner had crossed the finish line and with only a few thousand spectators left in the stadium a police siren went off alerting everyone that one final competitor was entering the stadium – it was Akhwari. After he finished the race a reported asked him: “Why…

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Moses Deals with Conflict – Leadership Lesson

Moses Deals with Conflict – Leadership Lesson

There are all kinds of ways to deal with conflict. One way is to fight. There is a problem though: there is only one winner and everyone else gets hurt. Here’s a funny example: Handling conflict was of mighty importance in Moses’ life. Immediately after he delivered the Israelites out of Egypt, the conflict and complaints begin. When you read about Moses’ 40 years of leadership it reads like 40 years of conflict – with people he leads, enemies, himself, and even…

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Being a Guide – Leadership Lesson

Being a Guide – Leadership Lesson

When you are in real need for leadership, the best guide is one who has already made the journey themselves. Part of what qualified Moses for his leadership journey is he had already been on his own journey with God. Moses had been in the wilderness (physically and spiritually) for 40 years. He knew how to navigate others through their wilderness experience. Right now I want to give 4 tips for guides, but before I do I want to make two comments:…

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Leadership in the face of the Sovereignty of Man – Leadership Lesson

Leadership in the face of the Sovereignty of Man – Leadership Lesson

When you challenge or threaten the sovereignty of man, it’s like cutting down a hornets nest. See this example from The Hunger Games Everything was peaceful until Katniss disturbed the hornets nest, then all hell broke loose. This is essentially what happens when Moses confronts Pharaoh  in Exodus chapters 5 through 14. When Moses threatens Pharaoh’s sovereignty, all hell breaks loose. Here’s my main question: As a leader – when you challenge the sovereignty of man and all hell breaks loose…

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