Precious People Along the Way

“When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are.” ― Donald Miller One of the best things I have discovered as a pastor is that relationships are more important than missions, money, movements or any of that other good stuff.  As a church family, we are multi-faceted not monolithic andContinue reading “Precious People Along the Way”

“He Still Has Some Issues To Work Out”

Originally posted on J.S. Park: Hospital Chaplain, Skeptical Christian:
He leans over to me all quiet-like in church and says, “He still has some issues to work out.” I want to tell this guy, “So do you.  So do I.  We all do, bro.” He says in a sly whisper, “He really just needs…

Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!

“It’s hard to lead a cavalry charge if you think you look funny on a horse.” ― Adlai E. Stevenson II Going somewhere that others fear going requires courage, confidence, commitment, and candor.  Leaders that do not have these four virtues find it difficult to lead people in unchartered waters.  Exceptional leaders who exhibit these four virtuesContinue reading “Confidence: The Key to Moving from Mediocre Leadership to Leadership Excellence!”

“Leadership is Influence – Nothing More, Nothing Less!” ~ John Maxwell

Are you ready to lift your leadership lid? Contact me and let’s explore how I can add value to this process in your life. Telephone: 318-553-7315; Email: earlgrffn2@gmail.com.

What the Resurrection Means to Me

“I wish I could do it all over again;” “I wish I could take it back.”  These phrases depict some of the times in my life when I have hurt, insulted, or denigrated someone.   When I have said or did someone wrong, my heart’s cry is to turn the tables around, push the rewindContinue reading “What the Resurrection Means to Me”

Women’s Equal Pay Legislation

From where I sit this is much ado about nothing. Capitalism is based on market forces of which salary negotiations are a part. Negotiation of salaries stems from the company’s obligation to its shareholders to make as much profit as possible. So, although a budget has been set which outline salary caps, what shrewd CEOContinue reading “Women’s Equal Pay Legislation”

Growth: The Fourth Responsibility of a Leader

“Leadership and learning are indispensable to each other”~John F. Kennedy Followers expect leaders to model the values they promote.  If you value learning, then as a leader you should be continuously learning.  Why?  Having current knowledge affects your leadership effectiveness.  Leaders have to stay current in their field; without a continuing education program, leaders lose theirContinue reading “Growth: The Fourth Responsibility of a Leader”