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#LeaderLinks from Around The Web (10/09/2017)

This is a weekly post of links from around the web that I read and enjoyed. I hope you find them helpful.

Ethical principles are not flexible. Theft is theft— whether it’s $ 1, $ 1,000, or $ 1 million. Integrity commits itself to character over personal gain, to people over things, to service over power, to principle over convenience, to the long view over the immediate.

 

Developing and maintaining integrity require constant attention. Josh Weston, chairman and CEO of Automatic Data Processing, Inc., says, “I’ve always tried to live with the following simple rule: Don’t do what you wouldn’t feel comfortable reading about in the newspapers the next day.” That’s a good standard all of us should keep.

– John Maxwell, How to Influence People

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What It Takes To Become A Person Of InfluenceMichael Hyatt

I was recently talking to a neighbor about an ordinance being considered by our city council. She didn’t like it and felt strongly that it shouldn’t pass. She went on to make the case to me, raising several valid points I had not considered before.

 

10 Leadership Truths I Cling ToChuck Lawless

I’ve learned a lot as a leader – usually the hard way, because of my mistakes. For that reason, I’ve also learned to hold tightly to some truths that help me press forward. Maybe these truths will help you today…

 

7 Spurgeon Quotes for Stressed LeadersEric Geiger

Charles Spurgeon started ministry at sixteen years old, led the largest evangelical church of his day, published more words in English than anyone, preached to celebrities and royalty, earned millions of dollars, gave it all away, and was by almost any measure a success. Yet he battled anxiety, depression, and significant suffering. He knew the pressures of leadership and ministry like few others. Here are seven encouragements from one tired, stressed, faithful leader to you…

 

5 Traits of a Great Boss – Dan Reiland

John Maxwell and Kevin Myers are two great bosses I have worked for in my ministry career. They are both strong visionary leaders, creative, empowering, and love God. I’m grateful for them both.

I have also known many bosses that other people work for who are a cross anywhere between Mr. Rogers and Godzilla. Extremes I know, but bad bosses are unfortunately all too common.

Over the years, I’ve interviewed hundreds of church staff and asked them what they want in a great boss. This post reflects those answers and my experience.

 

5 Questions To Ask Yourself When You Feel Inadequate As A Leader – Carey Nieuwhof

If you’ve led anything, you’re likely familiar with the feeling.

You wonder whether you have what it takes.

Maybe you even wonder how you got this job/task/assignment/responsibility.

And you just don’t know if you can accomplish the responsibility you’ve been given.

I am the Director of Communication at College Park Church in Indianapolis, IN. We are a growing communications team serving a family of three churches around central Indiana.

I am also a husband, father of three girls under 5 years old, and a lifelong student of entrepreneurship.

I love connecting with new friends. Link up with me on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and LinkedIn.

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