The Sheep Go Deep

Shepherds lead sheep. They provide for them, protect them, and interact with them on a variety of levels. For one example, click here for sheep – shepherd interaction from a Good Morning America clip.A rich biblical theme is shepherd-leadership. In the Old Testament, David writes, “The Lord is my Shepherd.” In the New Testament, Jesus says, “I am the Good …

Nowhere Man

During a one week period, I attended a Willow Creek Leadership Summit and a retro-Beatles concert. Wondering how these to relate? Read on.The words of the Beatles song, “Nowhere Man,” hooked and haunted me. Here are the first two verses. He’s a real nowhere man Sitting in his nowhere land Making all his nowhere plans for nobody Doesn’t have a …

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Viral Leadership

Each year our son, Stephen, and I go to the Willow Creek Leadership Summit. It’s our annual father-son leadership… relational… kick-back… climate-check event. And, we’re Willow Creek purists, traveling to the Barrington, IL mother campus and sitting on the main floor as close to the front as the competition for seats will allow. This year’s Summit was the best in …

Leaders Look Back

Leaders look back. They have “Moments to Remember.” Not in the same way as the song by the Four Lads (click here for the song), but there are ways in which the past influences their present and future. They do not look back for the purpose of regression or idealizing what was. They look back for experiences that have been …