How To Become A More Courageous Leader

Leaders aren’t meant to be timid. They can’t run and hide from their problems or the problems of their teams. Leaders need to be courageous. They have to show courage in times of struggle.

You may feel like a little church mouse, tip-toeing and avoiding the challenges of your day. Or you may feel like you can take on the world. Whether you feel like the church mouse or the big, bad leader ready to go, every leader can use a little more courage. You can become a more courageous leader.

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Becoming a more courageous leader takes courage. It also takes intentionality. You have to be willing to grow, stretch, and build upon what you’ve already built. You can do it.

In this article, we’ll look at 4 ways you can become more courageous.

Three Ways To Demonstrate Courage – Live Blogging Catalyst West With Patrick Lencioni

Live Blogging From Catalyst West 2018

Today, I’m live-blogging from the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Patrick Lencioni is the founder and president of The Table Group. This firm is dedicated to providing organizations with ideas, products, and services that improve teamwork, clarity, and employee engagement. Lencioni is also the author of The Advantage.

Jesus wasn’t just spiritual. He was fully God and fully man. He suffered profusely for us and He didn’t have to.

The suffering Jesus went through was so profound so I decided I had to start my talk with the ending (Sorry, I’m not going to spoil it for you just yet).

Suffering is part of our lives. It is redemptive. This doesn’t mean you want to suffer.

The Catalyst For The Extraordinary – Andy Stanley Catalyst West 2018

Catalyst West 2018 Live Blog

Today, I’m live-blogging from the 10th anniversary of the Catalyst West conference in Irvine, California. Throughout today and tomorrow, I will be sharing leadership insights from the best and the brightest in the church and business world.

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Andy Stanley is the senior pastor of North Point Ministries and the author of multiple books. He’s the first speaker and is ready to bring it.

The Catalyst For The Extraordinary

A single act of courage is often the catalyst for extraordinary. From Martin Luther to Rosa Parks, single acts of courage change the world.

We often don’t think about change and the extraordinary in this way. But it is the story over and over again.

Abraham listened to God when he said to go. Seeds of the future were planted.

Joseph came from Abraham’s lineage. And then Joseph had the courage to forgive his brothers.

How To Build Courage

Do you remember the classic movie Wizard Of Oz with Judy Garland as Dorothy? There was another character in the movie. He was played by Bert Lahr. This character was the Cowardly Lion.

The Cowardly Lion was scared of everything. Something goes BUMP! and he would jump. He was a true ‘fraidy cat. He’d failed to build courage in his life.

Learn how to build your courage

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You don’t want to be like the Cowardly Lion, do you? Instead, I bet you want to have courage. Lots of courage.

Courage to stand up for what is right. Courage to choose to be fair and just. And courage to live out your faith.

Courage doesn’t come easily. Courage requires hard work. But you can do it. You can build courage.

Kill Your Spiders

Catalyst Atlanta 2017 Carlos Whittaker

Today, I’m live-blogging the Catalyst Conference in Atlanta. The next speaker I’ll be live-blogging about is Carlos Whittaker.

Carlos is a People’s Choice Award winner, a former recording artist signed to a major label, a social media maven, and currently spends the majority of his time writing books (recently released Kill The Spider) and speaking on stages around the world.

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Being human is hard. But there is hope.

Sin creeps in. It sits in the corner. And we keep letting sin sit there.

The good news is, there is hope. There is hope in surrender.

We have to get to the point where we’re not striving for courage. Courage is found in surrender.

Surrender looks different for everyone.

Carlos’ father was a preacher and he was doing a revival. A lady came to him and asked him to pray that God will clean the cobwebs. He prayed for her.