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Leadership Principle #50: Before hiring a star no one knows, look for people already on board who have a reputation for helping others succeed. "Do nothing out of rivalry or conceit, but in humility consider others as more important than yourselves."…
Leadership Principle #49: Plan your responses to disasters and crime before they happen. "In every situation take the shield of faith, and with it you will be able to extinguish the flaming arrows of the evil one." – Eph 6:16What are the …
Leadership Principle #48: The best kind of corporate giving is when it's part of your strategic model and not simply an investment in positive PR. "They asked only that we would remember the poor, which I made every effort to do." – Gal. 2:…
Leadership Principle #47: When vast operational problems threaten to sink the ship, the leader must force people to help each other and ruthlessly remove inefficiencies. "[A]t the present time your surplus is [available] for their need, so that …
Leadership Principle #46: Because our decisions are marred by subjectivity, and we can't know all the facts, we shouldn't be afraid of looking foolish by following gut instinct."Instead, God has chosen the world's foolish things to shame the wise, …
Leadership Principle #45: Partnering with competitors in the short term is the simplest way to win in the long term."But if your enemy is hungry, feed him. If he is thirsty, give him something to drink. For in so doing you will be heaping fiery …
Leadership Principle #44: The first step toward organizational growth is to build energy in a team of deeply connected people."Now the multitude of those who believed were of one heart and soul, and no one said that any of his possessions was his …
Leadership means having to move large groups of inanimate objects (people, institutions) forward. As a leader you're always a pusher but you have to remember when pushing, somebody's going to push back! There are essentially four approaches: The …
Leadership Principle #43: A leader's standing improves when he or she keeps promises, speaks to individuals over groups, and graciously accepts humiliation."He must increase, but I must decrease." – John 3:30The Bible teaches the right way to …
For many of us, it takes a lifetime to learn how to stifle outbursts of over-speak. We talk out of turn and then pay a dear price for having done so. It is a much better practice to count to 10, then count to 20! For example: Don't say it's what God …
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