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Leadership When Things Look Impossible – Leadership Lesson

Leadership When Things Look Impossible – Leadership Lesson

Several times it looks like it’s “over” for the Iguana. The odds of survival seem impossible. In the book of Joshua, Gideon has to lead through what looks like impossible circumstances. Gideon wasn’t perfect but his faith in God put him into the: “Faith Hall of Fame” – Hebrews 11: “By faith the people passed through the Red Sea as on dry land; but when the Egyptians tried to do so, they were drowned. By faith the walls of Jericho…

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Joshua’s Pre-Game – Leadership Lesson

Joshua’s Pre-Game – Leadership Lesson

Mark Hurt did an excellent job leading Iron Leadership. Here are the notes from last Friday. Look forward to seeing you Friday, December 2 at 6:30 AM or at 6:00 AM for the Daily Office. Friends and Brothers,       Paul Phillips Pastor, Christ Community Church www.ironleader.org paul@cccwnc.com

Moses: Skill and Emotional Maturity

Moses: Skill and Emotional Maturity

On January 15, 2009, Sully Sullenberger took US Airways Flight 1549 departing from NY to Charlotte. The plane struck a large flock of birds, which took out both engines and forced him to land with 155 passengers in the Hudson River. What was most remarkable to me was the emotional control exercised by the pilot and air traffic controller. At this critical leadership moment, Skill and Emotional Maturity were both exercised. Skill: Have I practiced and exercised discipline so when the moment arrives, I…

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Joseph: “Jellyfish Leadership” & Staying in the Current

Joseph: “Jellyfish Leadership” & Staying in the Current

Phil Vischer, the creator of  the most popular children’s video series ever,VeggieTales, was on the way to incredible success. However, the whole thing eventually blew up in his face. There are so many excellent thoughts in this video. Here are some of my favorite quotes: “I thought God will show up and save this…and he didn’t. He stood back and let it fall apart” “Jellyfish stay in the current and trust that the current will take them where it needs to be…”…

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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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Noah: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Leadership Lesson

Noah: A Long Obedience in the Same Direction – Leadership Lesson

A Long Obedience in the Same Direction. This is the title of a book that I read many years ago. The title has forever captured my attention. Its because its not about being flashy, popular, or fast (which are all values in our culture). The book is about getting up each and every day, even when we are knocked down by our own mistakes or by others. Its about continuing to do the same thing over and over again in the same direction – the right direction….

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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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