I’ve watched the last couple of months as the church world has been rocked by suicides from Pastors Jim Howard of Real Life Church and Andrew Stoecklein of Inland Hills Church. I’ve also heard of suicides in the business and professional worlds. Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain both took their lives as well.
This breaks my heart. The world is losing brilliant minds to depression, mental illness, and emptiness. These men and women no longer see the value in continuing to live their lives.
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Time after time, you hear from their friends and families how they couldn’t see this coming. They seemed so happy, so alive. Suicide was the last thing on their minds. But they were wrong.
Suicides are happening. To those you know and love. To those you may have heard of. To those you don’t know. Read more...
Yesterday, we lost an American hero. Astronaut John Glenn passed away on December 8th, 2016.
John Glenn was the first American to orbit the Earth and the fifth person in Space. After Scott Carpenter passed away, John Glenn was the last surviving member of the Mercury Seven.
Not only did John Glenn go into outer space, he served and retired from the Marine Corps and ran a successful political career winning a seat in the U.S. Senate.
Looking back on his life, we can find signs of leadership throughout it.
Leadership Lessons From The Life Of John Glenn
1. Leaders quit:
When the Japenese attacked Pearl Harbor in 1942, John Glenn dropped out of college and enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps. He quit something important to join an organization he believed in.
People will often think leaders never quit. That’s far from the truth. Read more...