5 for Leadership (9/23/13)

images-2Here is a fresh 5 that is two days late from my normal posting. I had the privilege to speak at a student conference over the weekend and had a great time of interaction. This week we take a look at leadership caring, leadership mistakes, leadership opportunities, leadership development and ministry in Italy. All things leadership-enjoy!

The Biggest Mistake of My Life  “Daddy, what’s the biggest mistake you’ve ever made in your life?” This was the question that Ron Edmondson’s son asked one day of his father. You might find the answer surprising.

Caring or Care-taking?-A Fine Distinction  “In this blog I write a lot about caring in leadership.  I write about it because I strongly believe that if leaders care about people, their efforts will be rewarded in a multitude of ways, both intrinsically and extrinsically.” Gwyn Teatro does a great job in distinguishing between the attitude of caring and care-taking in leadership. This is a must read.

23 Great Thoughts on Leadership Development: A Frontline Festival  This comes from Karin Hurt. “I’m delighted to present the September edition of the Frontline Festival.  This month’s focus:  Leadership Development.  I encourage you to read the insights and share your perspectives.” This is a great resource!

David, Goliath, and Cows Looking At New Gates  This comes from the Leadership Freak, Dan Rockwell. “Cows run from new gates. There’s no path. It’s unfamiliar. People are like cows looking at new gates, when it comes to opportunities.” Dan challenges our assumptions about new opportunities–this will give you a shot of courage.

Italy Trip Recap  As many of you know my family spent five years on mission in Italy. They were great years of growing and learning. They were great years of better understanding leadership in another culture. God is at work in this nation. The Gospel Coalition Blog put together a short video highlighting some of what they see God doing in the incredible country.

There are the 5 for this week–sorry it were a little late. Saturday will get us back on track! Have a great week!

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