As a married man, I am committed to remaining faithful to my wife. That means I have to constantly evaluate my thoughts.
Even in the workplace. I need to judge what my thoughts are and where my eyes are going.
Over the past couple of years, I’ve seen many of my friends fall to sexual temptation. They allowed themselves to become entangled in affairs.
Their actions caused the end of their marriages. Their families were ripped apart. And their relationships with their children have become strained.
It’s so sad to see people you love have their lives drastically changed because of a decision they’ve made.
These situations are also why I try to guard myself against the temptation to commit adultery.
I hope you’re committed to your marriage and your family as well. If you’re struggling to stay faithful to your spouse, I suggest you try the following actions: Read more...
Black History Month, or African-American History Month, is celebrated every February. During Black History Month, people remember the important people and events in the lives of African-Americans.
Being that it is Black History Month, I wanted to take a look at a few African-Americans who have changed the course of history.
Leadership Lessons From Black History Month
Be An Advocate
Isabella Baumfree, better known as Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery. In 1826, Sojourner escaped from her owner with her daughter Sophia. On July 4th, 1827 New York emancipated all slaves in the state.
Throughout her life, Sojourner fought for the rights of others. She advocated for the rights of other slaves, women, and prison reform until her death.
Great leaders advocate the advancement of others. They look and see what’s wrong in the world and then fight to change it.
Is there a bigger leadership lie than the one that says leadership is about the leader?
He has to be front and center. He has to be known. And he has to get the credit.
That’s what we’ve been told for so long. It’s what has destroyed the leadership position.
Leadership isn’t about YOU, the leader.
You may be casting the vision. You may be leading the charge. Or you may be the one giving direction.
All of these actions can make it seem like you’re the one leadership is about. You’d be drawing the wrong conclusion.
Leadership doesn’t revolve around the leader. Leadership should revolve around those being led.
Why We Think Leadership Is About The Leader
In recent history, leaders have become the face of the organization. They talk about what’s going on and they cast the vision. Read more...
Steve Armstrong is a Calgary-based speaker, educator, and consultant. He’s skilled at helping leaders develop followers into leaders and building dedicated, loyal, and remarkable teams.
Through the lessons learned from 35 years as a leader, soldier, and humanitarian, Steve has the unique ability to inspire and teach others to lead.
Listen To The Answers From Leadership Podcast
Steve, what else do you want listeners to know about you?
A couple of things is after a 22-year army career and retiring as a company sergeant major and a career with the Canadian Red Cross, I’ve spent the last couple of years teaching and developing others to become a better leader.
What does leadership look like to you?
It’s not a bunch of old, dead white guy quotes. To me, leadership is actually accomplishing something. Leadership skills come from motivating and engaging people. Read more...
Leading in a church setting isn’t all fun and games. Being a church leader can be more stressful than any corporate job.
You’re swamped from all angles: Financial, mental, and spiritually. Church leaders must have tactics to fight back.
With over 15 years of experience in being a part of church leadership, I’ve come to know a thing or two of what it’s like.
There are good days in church ministry. Then there are those days you don’t want to go back.
You feel defeated. You see the wake of church scandals. You feel the pressure to balance home life and church life. And there’s that struggle to live a Christ-like life outside of the church walls.
The good news is that there are 3 game changing tactics you can use to get back in the game. Read more...