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MENTAL TOUGHNESS More important than ever for all leaders

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4718345 Corporal R. J. Denton

INTRODUCTION

My first memorable experience of being placed in a situation requiring mental toughness occurred when I was conscripted into the Australian Army at the age of twenty for two years of military service. On the first morning of my ten week recruit training program, I found myself with 1500 other recruits at the Puckapunyal Army camp in Victoria in the middle of a very cold winter. At 5.30am the light went on in the hut where I and 15 other recruits were assigned, and we were hustled onto the parade ground for role call in our pyjamas with our bed sheets under our arms. …

WHY GO TO CHURCH? It is a matter of identity

Church+is+people+too - CopyChurch attendance is on the decrease. The online church service, where it is possible to listen to your favourite preacher anywhere, anytime, is conveniently available twenty four/seven.

I grew up in an era where shops, cinemas and organised sporting events were not open on Sundays and church was one of the few options available for social gatherings and worship of God. But today it is different. Churches are competing with a multiplicity of Sunday activities and it is even possible to suggest that today the regional shopping centre more resembles the cultural hub of many communities. So why go to church? And it doesn’t necessarily have to be on a …

Personal Vision Worksheet

RJD - Copy (2)The following worksheet is provided to help clarify your calling in life. It is organized to help you see how God has worked in the past, is working in the present, and how He will work in your life in the future.

Introductory Statement to Worksheet
In the past, God used specific characteristics, events, people and teachings to guide your direction and thinking. These influenced your desires. God is in control, and your life is influenced by design – not coincidence. Direction and confidence for the present and future can be aided by reflecting on what has occurred in the past.

By looking at the past and seeing how it …

LEADERSHIP EMERGENCE……An often underrated and overlooked season. (not for the faint hearted)

WAA_mandela_nelson_mandelaIn 1964, Nelson Mandela was arrested and sentenced to life imprisonment on charges of incitement to sabotage, treason and violent conspiracy against the South African regime. He spent a total of 27 years in captivity, most of them in the notorious prison on Robben Island. For those long years he broke rocks, did hard labour, was beaten, and had no privileges. One day he walked out of the prison to change the world.

Following his release in February 1990, Nelson Mandela has emerged as the world’s most significant moral leader since Mahatma Ghandi. As president of the African National Congress and figurehead of the anti-apartheid movement, he was instrumental in