Leadership guru John Maxwell often says,“Everything rises and falls on leadership.”
And what is leadership? Maxwell defined it this way. “After more than four decades of observing leadership within my family and the many years of developing my own leadership potential, I have come to this conclusion: Leadership is influence. That’s it. Nothing more; more less. My favorite leadership proverb is “He who thinketh he leadeth and hath no one following him is only taking a walk.” Continue reading
Lynn Anderson tells about his grandson, Conner, who was in the four-year old Bible class at church. The teacher said, “Today we are going to talk about Jesus.” Where upon Conner stood up and, thrust his hand onto his hips, and authoritatively confronted the teacher, “Well, if you’re gonna talk about Jesus you need to get a Bible in your hands.” Continue reading
Lynn Anderson tell the story about a shipload of travelers who landed on the northeast coast of America about 350 years ago. The first year they established a town site. The next year they elected a town government. The third year the town government planned to build a road five miles westward into the wilderness. In the fourth year the people tried to impeach their town government because they thought it was a waste of public funds to build a road five miles westward into a wilderness. Who needed to go there anyway?