Prime architect of US foreign policy in the 1970s remembered for building relations with China, Soviet Union, Israel and Vietnam.
“I couldn’t think of any good reason for not being on Jesus’s side. In a way I couldn’t explain I just felt Jesus was for me.”
“Rosalynn Carter was a genuinely good woman, a wonderful example of a Christian lady, and a tireless humanitarian.”
“Now that I have given everything to God, I live and play with the freedom of knowing His plan will always happen.”
In 2000, Starbucks was one of the most recognisable brands in the world when Howard Schultz stepped down as CEO. Eight years later Schultz returned to a company suffering from the GFC and its own poor financial decision making.
“I believe that Scripture, the Bible, is very clear: that God is the one who raises up those in authority,”
“I’m a Christian, I have a faith. I was raised in a Christian home. Those values have never been a problem for me in my whole life.”
In life, leaders take many forms. From those who influence us daily to sporting coaches, mentors and political leaders. Leadership theory and practices have changed over time.
Navy SEALS are put through some of the toughest, mentally challenging and physically demanding training in the world with only around 25% of candidates making it through to graduation. Shawn Ryan was a former US Navy SEAL and CIA contractor who has transitioned to be a successful podcaster and interviewer on hard-core topics.
Leaders face many challenges – but they also have many privileges. To simply point to the downside of leadership without acknowledging the upside is sidestepping responsibility – and no one grows by avoiding responsibility for their actions.
“Please God, let his successor not be so openly hostile to human life, marriage and family and to the Christian faith.”
There is nothing ordinary about momentum. Like a river that quietly flows then in a moment suddenly turns into a cascading waterfall, momentum can be perplexing but is as vital to business as air is to keep humans alive.
With it, your business will grow and be able to surge ahead no matter what threats are on the terrain. Without it, your business will at best stagnate or worse, fail as there is no strength and stamina to withstand setbacks.
“It is not easy being premier. It requires 100% from you and your family. Now is the time to step away,”
In the wake of scandals across churches and leaders, the Christian community has been trying to make sense of what went wrong and whom to hold responsible.
“Simply aping the current values of the culture around us is the road to extinction.”
Wisdom and discernment are something we should all seek in every area of our life. God has given us the Bible as a guidebook. The more we study it, the less likely we will be to be fooled by false prophets, teachers, or leaders, who come in sheep’s clothing but are ravenous wolves.
What happens when we excuse ourselves from the obligations of the Gospel? Every Christian leader knows they must undergo a steep learning curve to progress from new believer, to follower, to disciple to ultimately becoming a leader.
“I encourage you to pray for Japan, the people in churches going through this major change.”
More than any other time of history, we have trust issues. As our era has seen so many of the institutions that once stood as societal backbones crumble beneath scandals, lies and alternative facts, the value of trustworthiness has skyrocketed in its scarcity.
“It makes religious freedom seem like a ‘licence to harm’ as opposed to a fundamental human right.”
“You are asking me to hide a crucial part of my identity and my kids’ identity of my kids. That I will not do.”
“Children are life and hope, like seeds to be planted to make a forest grow.”
Churches urged to prioritise sabbaticals for their leaders as preventative healthcare.
“This is a spiritual issue and the greatest moral dilemma of our day.”
“Fathers are designed to speak the truth in love and to be present and connected.”