All posts tagged: influence

The Life & Prayer Of Jabez 


A Summer Series: The Life and Prayer 🙏🏾 of Jabez Week 1. A prayer for success – May the Lord bless you – prosper you, elevate you, promote you, lift you, (indeed – significant, big, out of the ordinary) Week 2. A prayer for influence – May the Lord enlarge your territory – progressive growth, enlarge what I have and what I am, beyond my comfort zone, step out Week 3. A Prayer for Providence -May the Lord’s hand be upon me: open hands, favor, anointing, grace, open doors, the touch of God, to bless everything you touch. Week 4. A Prayer for Protection – May the Lord keep me from evil, keep me from PAIN, keep me from failure, sin, temptation, canal behaviors, the lust of the flesh, lust of eyes, pride of life. Introduction is on July 6th Join Us!

Platform Generation


We live in a day and age where numbers really matter. The number of followers and friends you have on social media matter. It matters so much that people buy followers to make themselves look influential. Studies show that people spend up to 9 hours a day trying to boast their status in the blogger sphere and on social media. This phenomenon is so strong that even the number of members in any organization can change the status of both the organization and its leadership – positively or negatively. Positively they are able to leverage their influence to change the world. Negatively they become self-absorbed, narcissistic and needy for the praise of men. Sadly, when it comes to numbers, a lot of people think you need a huge following to change the world. I disagree! For example: If your church is small, it doesn’t mean you need to fold your hands and be mediocre. It doesn’t mean you remain silent. I pray that your church grows; I pray that you find what it takes to bring in …

7 reminders to help take frustration in ministry to level zero


If you’ve been in the ministry any length of time, I am sure you have come to understand that it is glorious but sometimes very difficult. This is  an across the board experience for both highly successful leaders and not so highly successful leaders. It also doesn’t really matter where you are or how long you’ve been in the ministry, we have all experienced frustration one way or the other. I certainly don’t think this little post is going to stop all the frustration that ministry can bring – fact is, some of that stuff is very good for you. They come highly recommended. But at least, I think this little post  can point out some common mistakes leaders make and shine some light  on how to avoid them. Let’s share with you a few: It is simply dumb to compare yourself with others Not that we dare to classify or compare ourselves with some of those who are commending themselves. But when they measure themselves by one another and compare themselves with one another, …

Influence


Are you in a position of influence? How do you use it? How do you see it understand it? How does it stack up with authority and power? The following is a collection of thoughts that can shape your thinking on the subject: “He who has great power should use it lightly.” – Seneca “I strongly believe that the responsibility of leadership is to shape the debate—to practice and project the right attributes—whether in a business enterprise, in our society, and even in our religions.” — Farooq Kathwari “Ill can he rule the great that cannot reach the small.” — Edmund Spenser “In the past a leader was a boss. Today’s leaders must be partners with their people … they no longer can lead solely based on positional power.” — Ken Blanchard “No man is good enough to govern another man without that other’s consent.” — Abraham Lincoln “The key to successful leadership today is influence, not authority.” — Kenneth Blanchard “There is no power on earth that can neutralize the influence of a high, simple, and useful life.” …

Top 10 Leadership Quotes


Top 10 Leadership Quotes “A leader is one who knows the way, goes the way, and shows the way.” – John C. Maxwell “A real leader faces the music, even when he doesn’t like the tune.” – Anonymous “All Leadership is influence.” — John C. Maxwell “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson “Lead me, follow me, or get out of my way.” — General George Patton “Leadership is the capacity to translate vision into reality.” — Warren Bennis “Managers help people see themselves as they are; Leaders help people to see themselves better than they are.” — Jim Rohn “The art of leadership is saying no, not yes. It is very easy to say yes.” — Tony Blair “The price of greatness is responsibility.” — Winston Churchill “When the effective leader is finished with his work, the people say it happened naturally.” — Lao Tzu ____________________________ Excerpts from Leadership Quotes In picture – George Sigalas, one awesome leader …