Strategy….is leadership

“as far as I know I was the first person to introduce the phrase strategic leadership in the early 1970s. Subsequently I discovered that in that phrase the word leadership is actually redundant. For in Greek strategy is made up of two words: stratas, a large body of people, and the egy element which means leadership. Strategy is simply the art of leading an organisation.”

John Adair

Quotes 

I hate the way people use PowerPoint instead of thinking” Steve Jobs
We are all on the same team. Family doesn’t shoot family.” @kevezell.
There may be times when we’re powerless to prevent injustice, but there must never be a time when we fail to protest”  Elie Wiesel
We are drowning in information, but starved for knowledge”  John Naisbilt
Preach from your scars, not your wounds…”   Nadia Bolz-Weber

Elisabeth Elliot Quotes

Elisabeth Elliot died today. It was her story, and that of Jim, who helped shape the story of my teenage Christian years. Here are some of her greatest quotes: 

“Waiting on God requires the willingness to bear uncertainty, to carry within oneself the unanswered question, lifting the heart to God about it whenever it intrudes upon one’s thoughts.”

“Leave it all in the Hands that were wounded for you.”

“Faith is not an instinct. It certainly is not a feeling—feelings don’t help much when you’re in the lions’ den or hanging on a wooden Cross. Faith is not inferred from the happy way things work. It is an act of will, a choice, based on the unbreakable Word of God who cannot lie, and who showed us what love and obedience and sacrifice mean, in the person of Jesus Christ.”

Zig Ziglar Quote

“the Will, Skill, and Refill philosophy is a foundation of all of our personal and corporate training. This is how it works: Will—this is the “want to.” This is the heart, the desire, the attitude, the passion that people have. Skill—this is the “how to.” This is the skill, the process, the technical expertise that people have. Refill—this is reinforcing the Will and Skill. There is no such thing as “one and done” training and development. Will and Skill must be developed and reinforced daily”

Zig Ziglar “Born to Win”

quote Thursday

“The future depends on what we do in the present.” ~ Mahatma Gandhi
The God of the Bible is a God who specializes in minorities and who works through remnants. – Brian Johnston
As leaders, we too have the power to drive an organization towards health or towards disaster. – Jamie Munson
Your core values are influenced not by what you see, but how you see – Paul Manwaring
Failure is not the termination of possibility. It is permission to continue pursuing a worthy cause. – Dave Guymon
Winston Churchill once said, “We are shaping the world faster than we can change ourselves, and we are applying to the present the habits of the past.”
Jesus never said pray for leaders! He said pray for workers! His emphasis is never on the prestige of the great leader, the romance of the missionary’s life or the crown of a pastor’s success. – John Overholt