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LEADERS ARE READERS Read to have fellowship with great minds.

J Oswald Sanders 1983 - CopyWith my wife Sue, in 1983, and Mr J. Oswald Sanders,
whose books have had a profound impact on my life.

John Wesley knew the importance of reading good books when he exhorted the younger ministers of the Wesleyan Society to “either read or get out of the ministry.” Obviously Wesley had a passion for reading in the midst of a very busy life. Most of his reading was done on horseback. Often he rode 80 kilometres (50 miles) and sometimes 145 kilometres (90 miles) in a day. His habit was to ride with a volume of science or history or medicine propped on his saddle. In the process he …

INSIGHT……that separates leaders from followers (part2)

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Some of the great breakthroughs in life for me have come, not because circumstances changed, or people around me changed, but rather because I changed. I started to see people and circumstances differently. I had new insight and in the process I was developing an intuitiveness that gave me a new cutting edge to the way I would approach the calling that had been entrusted to me.

I began to believe that God had a unique plan for my life, and that like Jesus, I only needed to do what I saw the Father doing (John 5:19). Gradually life became more of an adventure and I was being set free …

INSIGHT……that separates leaders from followers (part1)

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When 12 spies were sent by Moses to explore Canaan, 10 of them returned with a discouraging report. They saw a land with powerful people and large fortified cities, and strongly discouraged the people from entering the land. Caleb and Joshua saw the same land differently and strongly encouraged the people to go up and take possession of the land. Twelve people had sight but only two had insight.

INSIGHT is a critical quality that characterises great leaders and the decisions they make. It separates leaders from followers and great leaders from ordinary leaders and can be defined as perspective, intuition, vision and discernment. However, insight can be compromised …

The Cream RISES To The Top Leaders stand up, don’t miss them

The Cream Rises to the Top

The Bible is one of the best books that I know on leadership. Whenever God wanted to get something done, He usually raised up a leader or a group of leaders to achieve His purposes. These people were not necessarily the most obvious choices at times, but God didn’t always see people as we are conditioned to see people.

Accordingly, it is possible for a person to be in a position of leadership without having the influence of a leader and it is possible to be a leader without being in the position of a leader. Ultimately, spiritual leadership has to do with the acceptance of responsibility and being a …