George Bingham

Currently serving as President of Key Life, George has been blessed by Steve Brown’s friendship and teaching for over 35 years, beginning as a member of Key Biscayne Presbyterian Church where Steve was the pastor. Having been a member of the Key Life Board for 25 years, George has worked in a full-time role with Key Life for the past 15 years. 

George met his wife Ruth while she was working at KBPC. They have been married for 32 years, and have two college aged daughters.

George has a BS from University of Tennessee in Biomedical Engineering, and an MBA from University of Miami. He worked primarily in management roles in the biomedical industry for 20 years. He is currently working on a Doctor of Business Administration degree at Nova Southeastern University. He has served as an adjunct professor at the Orlando campus of Belhaven University.

Articles By George Bingham

Jazz and the Leader

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.

Abandoning the Illusion of Control

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

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.

Submission is Subject to the Mission

Wednesday August 13, 2014

leadership

Leading is purposeful—it is about pursuing a mission; it’s going somewhere—hopefully somewhere important. And if people are following without knowing where they are going, it might be more of a fan club than followers in pursuit of a mission.

Cut Them Some Slack

Wednesday August 6, 2014

leadership

“Be known as those who ‘cut others slack.’”  This is one of the many memorable, mind-altering insights from Steve Brown that has stuck with me recently.  It’s his explanation of Phil. 4:5 where Paul said, “Let your reasonableness (gentleness, forbearance) be known to everyone.” The implication seems to be that it is directed at those who have the opportunity or perhaps even the authority to be very demanding—like a leader in an organization.

Wincing at “Christian” Organization

Wednesday July 30, 2014

leadership

I know people have good intentions, but when I hear “Christian” used as an adjective with business or organization, it makes me wince a little. Am I saying I have a problem with someone wanting to run their business in a God honoring way? Am I saying that there shouldn’t be organizations doing ministry in the name of Christ?