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Christian Leader Coaching: Nurturing Skill and Ability in Others

An important characteristic of Christian leadership is character; a character modelled on Christ’s servant heart. As Christ-centred servant leaders enable those whom they lead to be able to fulfil their potential in God’s service is the key focus. One important tool for the Christian leader, therefore is coaching, which we will explore. You can learn […]

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Growing the Servant Heart

    Growing the Servant Heart encourages the growth of a Christ-centred character for leaders and goes on to recommend practical approaches to help them live this out in day-to-day leadership situations. The tools have been chosen because they enable Christians who are leaders to put into practice the character and attitude that Jesus taught […]

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The Servant Leader as Gardener: Without Change There’s No Growth

This article focuses on some key realities about the growth of people and the Christian servant leader’s role in its facilitation. First it’s the recognition that growth in organizations is as dependent upon God as is growth in a garden. However, growth needs to be fostered; it requires sufficient room for the individual to grow […]

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The Servant Leader as Gardener: Grass Doesn’t Grow Faster If You Pull It

In many aspects, the task of the gardener in a garden is similar to the task of the Christian servant leader modelled on Jesus Both will study the environment, define a specific purpose, prepare a place that is conducive for growth, get the right plants/people in to be able to fulfil the purpose, and tend […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 3: 7 Signs That Your Organization is Highly Stressed

There is a phrase that always amuses me. It’s “the elephant in the room”.  We all know that it means that there is some big issue that is not being addressed. Well, organisational stress is most times a silent elephant in the corner of the room. It needs to be dealt with but no one […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 2: 6 Signs That Your People are Highly Stressed

Stress is part of life and to some extent stress, or at least benign stress (let’s call it pressure), helps to motivate us to perform well. To that extent it can be considered positive. With too little pressure performance is sub-optimum. Witness the difficulties and boredom generated by too little work as well as insubstantial […]

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Stress – Tips for the Servant Leader Part 1: The Cost of Occupational Stress to Your Team

“The truth is we should minimize negative stress in the workplace if we want to maximize productivity. If you really want to get the best with your people, from your people, then actually minimizing work-related or occupational stress is really something worth looking at.” Colin Buckland

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Taming the Email Dragon: How to be a Responsible Emailer

While it has liberated communication it has also turned modern workers into the hi-tech equivalent of the industrial revolution’s mill workers. But there are ways to take control of email and make it an effective tool, to be a responsible emailer. Given the amount of time that cane be lost serving email this is especially […]

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Be The Best Christian Leader That You Can

How you are as a leader of people is probably the most significant factor in the success of your organisation or team. Excellent leadership inspires an organisation’s people to greater commitment, enabling them to achieve their full potential. With that comes the reward of an organisation that makes the most of its opportunities and resources. […]

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