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3 Habits of Wise Leaders (Feature Friday 11/15/19)

“That was foolish”, I remember thinking to myself. While it is one of the earliest times I remember saying that to myself, unfortunately, I have said it multiple times over my life. At 8 years old, the severity of the foolishness and consequences from it were not that large, but as we get older and begin to influence more and more people the consequences can be life-altering. As a leader, I never aim to be foolish, yet it still happens. In those moments, it’s tempting to think others are just smarter or have a unique gift. But that is just not true.

Wisdom is not something anyone is born with. It is not a gift you receive but a habit you form. It comes with a lifetime of practice. As leaders we must seek to practice wisdom and refine the skill, but how? Michael Hyatt has a great podcast episode sharing “3 Habits of Wise Leaders“. I found it encouraging and helpful as I seek to lead wisely.

Enjoy the article and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day.

Leave a comment below with which habit you found to be most helpful for your leadership.

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Feature Friday (08/25/17)

He is the wisest guy I have ever heard or read about. In difficult situations he seemed to always have the right answer and solve the problem at hand. People all over the world looked to him for wisdom, insight, and advice. But as his life unfolded it seemed all that wisdom didn’t play out in his personal life. He practically made his entire nation slaves. He gave away valuable secrets and information to foreign rivals. And let’s not get into his women issues.

Solomon is said to be the wisest man ever. He wrote over 7,000 proverbs and wise sayings. He led arguably the wealthiest nation of its time. And people traveled great distances just to speak to him. But in all his wisdom Solomon didn’t always take his own advice. As a leader I find myself struggling with the opposite issue – I take my own advice far too often, thus proving myself less wise than I imagine. Which speaks to the issue last week’s article addressed.

Leaders make decisions everyday. Decisions based on the past. Decisions concerning the future. Decisions that affect the present. Making decisions can be difficult, especially if you want to make wise ones. So what can leaders do? Aaron Buer over at Breeze writes 3 ways leaders can make better decisions.

Enjoy the article and as always be with the Lord’s people on the Lord’s day!

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