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I Found My Heart When I Lost My Way

I Found My Heart When I Lost My Way

How my inner crisis led to new life in my leadership.
Pastoral Envy

Pastoral Envy

Dear Lord, please give me a mega ministry when I burn out.
What's Wrong with People Pleasing?

What's Wrong with People Pleasing?

The pitfalls of approval-motivated leadership.
My Bitter Quesadilla

My Bitter Quesadilla

When a close friend left my church, I faced the inevitability of relational failure.
Staged Authenticity

Staged Authenticity

You'll lose your hearers if "honest" communication becomes cliché.
Dreaded Exams

Dreaded Exams

What doctors and pastors have in common.
Don't Swing for the Fences

Don't Swing for the Fences

Not every sermon can make a dramatic impact, and that's OK.
Six Surprises in My New Pastorate

Six Surprises in My New PastorateSubscriber Access Only

What I learned from my leadership transition.
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Our editors have compiled our best on Self-Leadership topics from the archives. Here you'll find ground-breaking, honest, wise coverage that sets Leadership Journal apart.

The Art of Self Leadership

The Art of Self LeadershipSubscriber Access Only

Your toughest management challenge is always yourself.
Why THIS?
To lead others, we need to spend adequate time recalibrating and realigning our perspectives. Bill Hybels emphasizes the value of careful self-evaluation and explains why its crucial for strengthening our resolve and maintaining our commitment to lead.
5 Moral Fences

5 Moral FencesSubscriber Access Only

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Establishing personal boundaries is a necessary step to prevent moral failures.
Staying Sharp in a Small Town

Staying Sharp in a Small TownSubscriber Access Only

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If you've started thinking that your efforts are "good enough," this article is a reminder that mediocrity should never be acceptable in any ministry setting.
Good Pastor, Lousy Leader

Good Pastor, Lousy LeaderSubscriber Access Only

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In addition to sharing a message on Sunday morning, pastors are also expected to communicate a vision and ministry goals. Honing these skills is necessary in order to lead effectively.
Conducting a Spiritual Audit

Conducting a Spiritual AuditSubscriber Access Only

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Fred Smith shares the 12 questions he routinely asked to assess his spiritual condition. The answers may vary, but progress should always be the goal.
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What I Learned in the Fire

What I Learned in the Fire

When pastoring a church plant became a living hell, I thought I was done with ministry.
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