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THE MOBILIZATION CAKE

THE MOBILIZATION CAKE

The mobilization process is comparable to a wedding cake, each layer drawing us higher and closer to our vision. How are you mobilizing leaders?

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

TRANSFORMATIONAL LEADERSHIP

Does YOUR leadership influence,motivate, and move people in the direction of a compelling vision? Check out these four practices of transformational leadership.

GUITAR HERO OR BAND PLAYER

GUITAR HERO OR BAND PLAYER

Are you the guitar hero or the band player? Check out these three ways that servant leaders can "play for the band".

HOW TO MANAGE GROWTH

HOW TO MANAGE GROWTH

Growth is something worth celebrating, but being prepared for the extra load it brings is a must! As your organization or business grows, your team will need to be prepared. Check out these five ways to build a bigger and better team! 

AN ANCIENT TRADITION

AN ANCIENT TRADITION

Check out our latest blog to get a better understanding of being a disciple and trace back the history of discipleship. There are countless men and women waiting for us to guide them through the process of transitioning from a believe to a disciple. 

MERCIFUL REDEEMER

MERCIFUL REDEEMER

Lying amidst a splattering of corn, beans, and rotting cabbage, wrapped in a smudged blue towel, was a baby boy. That’s when Andrew told me to call Anne.

THE MOBILIZATION CAKE

THE MOBILIZATION CAKE

The mobilization process is comparable to a wedding cake, each layer drawing us higher and closer to our vision. How are you mobilizing leaders?

LEAD WITH LISTENING

LEAD WITH LISTENING

As leaders, we are often in situations where we get to listen to someone's story. The problem far too often is we just have too much to say. To be true servant leaders, we must be quick to listen and slow to speak; but how does one become a better listener?

DARLENE LEADING FROM INTIMACY WITH GOD

DARLENE LEADING FROM INTIMACY WITH GOD

Darlene Franks serves as a key ILI leader in Northern California. She encourages leaders to step away from an events-oriented style of leadership and into a relational style of leadership. Darlene discusses what leadership looks like from an intimate relationship with God and the importance of developing a biblical culture of discipleship.

THE WORST WORD IN LEADERSHIP

THE WORST WORD IN LEADERSHIP

Suppose you board an airplane for a nine-hour transatlantic flight with three hundred other souls. After the usual announcements about stowing your luggage and fastening your seat belts, the captain comes on the speaker, “Ladies and gentlemen, this is your captain. Today we will try to fly this plane all the way to Paris.” I don’t know about you, but if I heard such an uncertain announcement from the highest ranking leader on that airplane, I'm pretty sure I would get off and catch the next flight.

NO TALENT REQUIRED

NO TALENT REQUIRED

It's easy to feel limited in your leadership because of insufficient training or the right resources. Even many entry-level jobs these days require a degree or years of experience. At times, even I feel “ in over my head,” wishing I had a degree in management or something similar. Then again, maybe leadership isn't only for the naturally talented and the highly educated.