Invitations to speak

Wendy and I have a few invitations to speak – virtually of course right now – but still, they are invitations. I’m always amazed that anyone would ask us to speak – as King David said, who am I and who is our family – let me finish the sentence, that you would put us…

Qualifications for leadership

One of the books I have been reading is Lead Like Jesus by Ken Blanchard and Phil Hodges.  In the chapter entitled Why lead like Jesus?  They go on to examine the issue of competency in leadership.  They point out that competency is a less needful ingredient to leadership than humility. In regard to having…

Dealing with ambition

Over breakfast this morning (at the Westmark in Whitehorse) I was reading the Fall 2010 Leadership Journal – or parts of it.  What really caught my attention was the cover article “Ambitions – They keep you going, but they can go bad.” JR Kerr in Pastoral Narcissism (pages 29-31), suggests that our egos get caught…