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The Self-Aware Leader
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The Self-Aware Leader

Or, "why a personality disorder should never manage a neurotic."
Do You Love Your Calling?
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Do You Love Your Calling?

4 indicators that you've embraced what you are doing.
7 Performance-Enhancing Drugs of Ministry
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7 Performance-Enhancing Drugs of Ministry

The 'roid oft traveled.
My 4 Best Rules for Giving Effective Talks
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My 4 Best Rules for Giving Effective TalksSubscriber Access Only

How to make sure your passion connects with your audience.
Spiritual Direction for Weird People
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Spiritual Direction for Weird PeopleSubscriber Access Only

How do I help someone grow who's not like me?
Must-Reads from John Ortberg

Our editors have compiled our best from this contributor from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

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The Sin Tamer

Do we ever get to stop fighting against the evil within?
Why THIS?
An honest look at the difficult question, "How much sin should we expect in the church?"

Time Well Wasted

Why you need downtime and how to spend it
Why THIS?
John Ortberg identifies three ways pastors can benefit from wasting time.

The Strong-Willed Leader

There is a difference between a surrendered will and a weak will.
Why THIS?
One of the most unheralded (and most essential) characteristics of a good leader is their indomitable will.

Your Spiritual Growth PlanSubscriber Access Only

Developing life in the Spirit is a customized process.
Why THIS?
Why gauging a church's ability to nurture spiritual growth should be framed around the right message, an accurate standard of measurement, and customized means for encouraging growth.

The "We" We Want to BeSubscriber Access Only

The most important growth is not a "me" thing but a "we" thing.
Why THIS?
John Ortberg examines what it really means for the church to be "the body of Christ."
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Biodynamics of the Kingdom

Biodynamics of the Kingdom

Diversity strengthens the vine and the branches.
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