If I had to say what book has most influenced my views on leadership, this book would be the Bible. There is so much wisdom packed into the Bible it’s hard to say another book.
From the wisdom of Solomon to David teaching us how to praise God to Nehemiah taking the initiative to rebuild Jerusalem, the Bible is packed with leadership examples.
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The Bible is also a great place to go to for leadership inspiration. I’ve already shared encouraging Bible verses for leaders, Bible verses leaders need to memorize, and scary Bible verses for leaders.
These articles have only scratched the surface of the leadership wisdom found in the Bible. Today, we’re going to look at 10 more Bible verses for leaders. Read more...
When I read through the New Testament, I see countless examples of leaders who, at their core, were passionate about making disciples. These men, following the example set before them by Jesus, poured themselves into those that were close to them. In order to be a true leader, you must make disciples, not fans.
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Anyone can have fans. Fans observe you from a distance. They see the good, but never the ugly. To fans, they see no possibility of wrongdoing because there is no vulnerability.
A true leader is vulnerable and transparent. One who willingly opens up about shortcomings. One who compassionately walks with those around them and lifts them up. But also one who corrects and gently rebukes. Read more...
I recently had the pleasure to interview Tom Harper. Tom is the CEO of Networld Media Group and serves as a deacon at Southeast Christian Church. He’s also the publisher of BiblicalLeadership.com and wrote Leading From The Lions’ Den: Leadership Lessons From Every Book Of The Bible.
Tom recently released Through Colored Glasses: How Great Leaders Reveal Reality. Through Colored Glasses addresses a leadership challenge identified in Proverbs 16:2: All a person’s ways seem pure to them, but motivates are weighed by the Lord. The book is a fable about Leo Perkins, a man who desires to save his company but deep down he’s more worried about bruising his ego.
I was able to ask Tom about Through Colored Glasses, Biblical truth, and how you can become a better leader. Today, I get to share Tom’s thoughts with you and they’re good! Read more...
With so many new business books releasing you might have a hard time figuring out the best business book to read. For me, the best business book you’ll ever read has to be a classic:
You hear me right. I believe the best business book ever written is the Bible. While the Bible is an old book, it’s a good book on business.
What The Bible Says About Business
The Bible lays out the story of God, His creation, His son, and ways to live out our lives. The Bible also gives us clear directions on how to do business.
Let’s take a look at what the Bible says about business:
Laziness and slacking off at work can be a major problem. And this business problem is one the Bible addresses. In Proverbs 10:4, the Bible tells us: Lazy hands make for poverty, but diligent hands bring wealth. Read more...
One of the greatest business books ever written isn’t even considered a business book. Many people call it a religious tome.
That book? The Holy Bible.
There’s so much wisdom contained within the good book. We can read the Bible and learn how to lead others, take care of our families, and treat others.
But business leaders often overlook the wisdom of the Bible. They think it’s not applicable to the business world.
Those business leaders would be wrong.
Today, I want to share with you 7 Bible verses every leader should memorize and why.
Bible Verses Every Leader Needs To Memorize
1. Proverbs 18:13 (NIV) – To answer before listening– that is folly and shame.
Too many leaders are quick to jump into action but slow to listen. By acting rashly and quickly (though we do have to take decisive action at times), we open ourselves up to much trouble. Read more...