Month: January 2010
Saul said to Samuel, “I have sinned, for I have transgressed the commandment of the LORD and your words, because I feared the people and obeyed their voice. 1 Samuel 15:24Â (ESV)
Saul lost his kingdom because of the fear brought by the voices of others!
As a leader it is very difficult to keep things in balance, or at least what “feels” like balance. I heard a great man of God say, “the hardest thing you will ever do as a leader is to maintain balance.” I heard that some 20 years ago, and it still resounds as loud as ever with truth. I have heard others say “balance” is a myth, and anÂ oxymoron for a leader. Leaders go from extreme to extreme, and if they hit all the areas frequently enough with some “extremeism” they are balanced, that’s CRAP! Not only is it crap, it’s down-right dangerous!
How do you like the new Hardee’s breakfast sandwich? Did you see the calories in this artery clogging MONSTER? I know some of you are closet biscuit eaters, and I have the greatest amount of compassion for your compulsion. However, you may need to consider a few things before you order up @ the drive-thru
I was meditating on a recent mission trip, about…you guessed it, leadership. I began to read and compare Saul & David in the book of 1 Samuel. You probably remember the story. But this is what really stood out to me about leadership.Â
New study shows, that even with facebook, the most peopleÂ one’s brainÂ can possibly keep up with is… 150 MAX!
Personally, I can’t keep up with that many! But, that’s facebook world, not the real world. In the real world, I have found that number to be closer to… 5! Is that too low? Well, I mean the number of people I can maintain a real, intimate, accountable, meaningful, mutual edifying, regular seeing, regular talking, know what’s going on relationship with, (not counting family). Even 5 is HARD! So here’s the skinny. If you can only affect, in an intimate personal way, 5 people at a time, you better start multiplying some more of “yous.”