Jazz and the Leader

Jazz and the Leader

George Bingham George Bingham
Wednesday November 5, 2014

leadership

Many books in the popular press related to leadership seem to come from prominent people who have gained notoriety for being successful in one or more leadership roles. Success naturally leads to trying to figure out the source of success, and it tends to be assumed that if it worked for one, it can work for others.  Having been inclined to seek leadership roles at different stages in my life, I have been drawn to trying to figure out ways to be more effective.  In some cases it resulted in attempts to apply approaches or techniques that just weren’t me.

The Pastor - Eugene Peterson

The Pastor - Eugene Peterson

Key Life Key Life
Saturday November 1, 2014

church leadership pastors

What does it mean to be a real pastor? What is it like to have a real pastor? Check out this video with Eugene Peterson to see what happens when a pastor turns away from “entertainment religion” to care for God’s people.

Abandoning the Illusion of Control

Abandoning the Illusion of Control

George Bingham George Bingham
Wednesday September 17, 2014

leadership

Leadership positions, using a narrow definition, typically include tasks other than “leading”—like planning goals, organizing resources and controlling finances—“management” tasks. Good stewardship often demands strict oversight of the “things” of the organization, but ideally, when it comes to people, the leader in the leadership role actually “leads.” The challenge of leadership—the scary part—is that the “leading” part of a leadership role means abandoning the illusion of control.

The Only Leadership Definition You’ll Ever Really Need

The Only Leadership Definition You’ll Ever Really Need

George Bingham George Bingham
Wednesday September 3, 2014

leadership

If I ever get confused in my leadership roles, I try to go back to some basic principles.  I remember a speaker once saying that the definition of a leader is:  “one who leads.”  The speaker’s follow-up line was “Don’t let the simplicity fool you.”  So here is my take on the “simplicity” of leading.