Tag: leadership

  • Power Money Gives Us

    Power Money Gives Us

    Last month at A Life Overseas, we discussed the dangerous stories we can tell in order to raise funds. This requires further consideration if we provide funds, pay national workers, or are just generous in any way. While the debate on this one is hot and heavy, I doubt we can make absolute statements. “Always […]

  • Has Integrity Become Old-Fashioned?

    Has Integrity Become Old-Fashioned?

    One only needs to be a sports fan to be faced with this question. BBC ran an interview with Lance Armstrong. He essentially said, “I would cheat again, I would just treat people better.” Armstrong was famous for vehemently opposing those who questioned him. In American football, the Super Bowl bound New England Patriots find […]

  • Caution Versus Fear

    Caution Versus Fear

    We all know leaders must take risks. Somewhere, it must be included in the definition of a leader. Leaders take people places they did not think they could go. Together we are able to accomplish more than we would on our own. Recently, I heard pastor and author, Mark Batterson, express this sentiment by saying, […]

  • Safeguarding Against the Abuse of Power

    Safeguarding Against the Abuse of Power

    Even the noblest of leaders can succumb to the lure of entitlement. We work hard, often at a lower salary than our efforts should provide. What would be so wrong with accepting the perks the job can provide? In the recent downfall of Mark Driscoll and Mars Hill we saw some of this illustrated, most […]

  • Practice What We Preach

    Practice What We Preach

    The other week, I made a trip to the local police station to get an affidavit. In South Africa, this is the venue you head to make a document “official”. The officer who helped me chatted with me a bit. He inquired how long I’d been in the nation and where I stayed. Finally he […]