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Posted by on Aug 20, 2013 in Inspirational | 2 comments

Expect RESULTS From Your Labor!

Try this exercise. Think all the way back to the beginning of this week. What were your expectations for how it would turn out? Did you have visions of making abundant progress on your most important projects? Did you expect that your labors were going to produce a great harvest? Did you expect the time you invested in relationships to create amazing memories? Did you expect that the time you gave to helping others was going to create lasting impact? Or did you expect to get through the week just barely squeaking by, to invest all of your energy and walk away the same way you went into it?

Most of us expect to toil hard at work and get little results. Here’s something I’ve learned, though. That kind of stressful, unproductive hard work is actually the result of the Fall of Man, going all the way back to Adam. (Check out Genesis 3:17-19) Jesus, however, has already come to undo the results of the fall. You can actually expect that your labor in Christ WILL BE FRUITFUL!

I believe this is actually the first step toward stress-free living. Stop expecting meaningless toil. Expect RESULTS! [TWEET THIS]

“Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord.” 1 Corin 15: 58

What do you expect out of this week?

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Posted by on Jul 9, 2012 in Leadership | 0 comments

Leadership#Fail – The Leadership Blame Game

There are many traps on the way to becoming a great leader.  This short video identifies two and provides quick solutions to help you overcome them.  I look forward to your comments on the discussion questions below.

Recommended Reading: Genesis 3

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQ6qZrntOXM]
http://youtu.be/TQ6qZrntOXM

Some Questions for Discussion:
1.) In your current leadership role, what are the sources of your authority?

2.) What is an example of how you could compromise or neglect that source?

3.) How can you do a better job taking responsibility on your team when things go wrong?

Go back to Leadership#Fail

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