Category: Leadership

An important leadership lesson. What do you do………..? WHEN YOUR MATES DESERT YOU

Sad-Images-Download-6-269x300It can be lonely at the top. Like the time the Apostle Paul wrote to Timothy from a damp, dark prison cell, on trial in a Roman court, believing that the time for his departure was near.

As I recently read this story, I couldn’t help being reminded of one of the great challenges that leaders need to be ready and equipped to face at critical times in their ministry. That being, what to do when your mates desert you? Paul describes this situation in 2 Timothy 4:16-17.
“At my first defence, NO ONE came to my support, but EVERYONE DESERTED me. May it not be held against them. But

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012 - Copy (2)(1) “START AT THE TOP AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN. THEY MIGHT SAY NO BUT THEY COULD SAY YES. “
These words guided me when I have looked for a mentor even when it caused me to travel to other countries. These words flow out of Dr Robert Clinton’s first principle of mentoring: It is the mentee’s responsibility to find a mentor. It requires us to live proactively. When we can’t connect directly with the person, we can connect with the person’s resources. When I was living in Los Angeles studying at Fuller Seminary for two years, I would listen every morning on the radio to Pastor Jack Hayford preach …

WORDS THAT HAVE SHAPED MY LIFE

Rod Denton Induction at Elizabeth Church of Christ_2012 - Copy (2)(1) “START AT THE TOP AND WORK YOUR WAY DOWN. THEY MIGHT SAY NO BUT THEY COULD SAY YES. “
These words guided me when I have looked for a mentor even when it caused me to travel to other countries. These words flow out of Dr Robert Clinton’s first principle of mentoring: It is the mentee’s responsibility to find a mentor. It requires us to live proactively. When we can’t connect directly with the person, we can connect with the person’s resources. When I was living in Los Angeles studying at Fuller Seminary for two years, I would listen every morning on the radio to Pastor Jack Hayford preach …

WRITE…… with Emotional Intelligence

screenshot-8[1]We live in a world where emotional intelligence (EQ) is of more importance than intelligence quotient (IQ)

“Emotions impact everything we do, think and say, and for this reason, a whole set of skills are all enhanced by emotional intelligence. Emotional intelligence is the ability to recognise and understand emotions in ourselves and others, and our ability to use this AWARENESS to manage our behaviour and relationships.” (Talentsmart)

An interesting thought came to me as I recently read the apostle Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian Christians. After finishing chapter one it dawned on me that Paul was writing with emotional intelligence. Perhaps it unusually impacted me because Paul’s writing …