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  • Outward Reform Begins with Inward Renewal

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? THE LAW OF THE PICTURE Josiah: Outward Reform Begins with Inward  (2 Kings 22:10–23:25) YOUNG KING Josiah is a classic example of the Law of the Picture. His leadership led to national reform in Israel, and he teaches us something today about how change occurs: Outward reform begins with inward renewal. In 2 Kings 22–23 we read of Josiah’s wholehearted devotion to God and his desire to lead the people well. He became king of Israel at the tender age of eight, if you can imagine that. His own spiritual passion began to...
  • Talent is Never Enough

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Talent is Never Enough In my book, A Talent Is Never Enough, I communicate that while talent is important, there are millions of talented people who have ability but never get to use it and never reach their potential because they lack the characteristics that separate successful people from unsuccessful people. Those who neglect to make right choices to release and maximize their talent continually under-perform. These choices may be as simple as being punctual, giving effort, showing patience, or being unselfish. None of these choices require talent but they sure enhance talent....
  • LEADERSHIP INTUITION

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Leaders Evaluate Everything with a Leadership Bias (Exodus 18:1–24) LEADERSHIP INTUITION often separates the greatest leaders from the merely good ones. Some people are born with great leadership intuition; others have to work hard to develop and hone it. But however it evolves, the result is a combination of natural ability and learned skills. This informed intuition makes crucial issues jump out at the leader, enabling him or her to get a handle on intangible factors, understand them, and work with them to accomplish leadership goals. Successful leaders see every situation in terms...
  • Difference Maker – How to Make Your Attitude Your Greatest Asset

    Biblical Examples Our attitude makes the difference in our life more than just about anything else. All things being equal, the person with a positive, healthy attitude will prevail over the person who may have skill but a lousy attitude. Attitude cannot replace talent, but it’s the difference between two talented people. Below is a biblical treatment of “The Difference Maker.” 1. Where Did You Get Your Attitude? Our attitude is an inward feeling expressed in our outward behavior. It comes from our personality, our environment, the impact of others, our self image, our exposure to growth opportunities, our association...
  • THE LAW OF MAGNETISM

    Elijah and Elisha Cut from the Same Cloth 2 Kings 2:1–15 EFFECTIVE LEADERS are always on the lookout for good people. Each of us carries around a mental list of what kind of people we would like in our organization. Believe it or not, whom you get is not determined by what you want, but by who you are. In most situations, you draw people who possess the same qualities you do. It is possible for a leader to go out and recruit people unlike himself, but it’s crucial to recognize that people who are different will not naturally be...
  • The foundation of every act of a leader

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As a leader in your organization, how much impact do you have on its performance? Probably more than you know. You may have been a leader for many years now, or recently promoted. Your organization may be a for-profit business or a church organization. It may be a not-for-profit community service organization or a local sporting organization. It matters not. What matters is that your leadership of your organization will directly impact the results you get. It has been said that people get the results that they deserve. If leaders are not getting...
  • The King Is Slow to Learn (Daniel 4:1–37)

    KING NEBUCHADNEZZAR proved himself to be one of the most arrogant leaders in history, so self-centered and prideful that God dealt with him in a most unusual way. God gave the king a vision of a huge tree, chopped down by an angel. The tree represented him. God removed him from his position and drove him into the wilderness to live like an animal. His hair and fingernails grew long; he ate the same diet as the beasts of the field; he dwelt in caves and dirt shelters. And he stayed out there until he fully recognized God as the...
  • Social Media and Your Job Search

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? Being in the midst of the digital age, social media has become a huge part of our daily lives and is now becoming an important tool in our professional lives. It’s common knowledge now that employers look at social media pages in order to get a better grasp of potential employees during the hiring process. However, employers aren’t the only ones utilizing social media in the job search. More and more potential employees are taking to social media to get a better grasp of their potential employers. By checking out a company’s Facebook...
  • Psychological Effects of Executive Salary Imbalance

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? When the salary imbalance between a company’s CEO and those below becomes excessive, the entire organization may be thrown out of whack. In a recent study by the CIPD, it was revealed that this wage imbalance does have a noticeable psychological effect on the workers below the CEO. Almost 60% of employees used in the study admitted that the salary imbalance demotivates them, and more than half said they felt excessive executive pay damaged the company’s reputation. This makes it more difficult to retain loyal employees and can turn off some job seekers...
  • How to Recognize your High Performing Employees

    Ready to Find Your Next Star Performer? As an employer, it’s important that you know how to recognize who your high performing employees are. Whoever you choose to place in leadership positions can either make or break your company. Research has shown that companies with strong leadership positions are more likely to double both their profit and their revenue. So how do you identify the right person for the job? Mainly through observation. High performing employees often have certain habits or characteristics that make them easier for you to spot, but only if you’re paying attention. For example, you should...

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