Back in 2010, Jim Collins gave a brilliant talk on leadership at the Drucker Day Keynote. The whole thing is worth listening to, but starting at minute 47 - Jim spends the last 10 minutes of his talk addressing young leaders - with 10 words of advice. The best of what he says: 1) Build a personal board of directors For me - this has come through seeking out meetings … [Read more...] about Jim Collin’s Advice to Young Leaders
Nothing has been better for my consistency in God’s Word- leading to greater intimacy with God and understanding of Him- than having a clear plan for reading through the Bible each of the last five years. I think the reason it is so helpful is simple, in the words of Robert Murray M’Cheyne: "Time will not be wasted in choosing what portions to read. … [Read more...] about Tools and Tips to Help You Read Through the Bible This Year
In his book The Conviction to Lead, Dr. Albert Mohler highlights reading as one of the keystone habits of leaders: Those who would lead with conviction must read with conviction. When leaders gather, books are usually part of the conversation. Leaders are ravenous consumers of historical biographies. Keep reading and developing the skill of reading over your … [Read more...] about On Reading More- The Irreplaceable Benefit of Reading in the Life of a Leader
It’s December and maybe your fall feels like: As I’ve said before, College ministry is hard. It can get discouraging turning over rock after rock with sometimes little to show for it. This fall I texted one freshman 6 times and got no response. On the 7th text he responded and we got lunch. I shared the gospel with him. I asked him how college has been for … [Read more...] about It’s December. You’re tired. And you should be.
The past couple of years I’ve made a conscious effort to shift from less input to deeper reading. I’m reading less blogs, bookmarking less web pages and reading more books (yes, I appreciate the irony that you are reading this on a blog). It started in 2011 when I read Tim Challies' book The Next Story. He illuminated a huge idol in my heart (and I believe a chief idol of our … [Read more...] about Read More Books and Less Blogs