Monthly Archives: February 2013

Howard Hendricks and Leadership. Quotes.

If you want them to bleed, you have to hemorrhage.

There are many things I can do, but I have to narrow it down to the one think I must do. The secret to concentration is elimination.

Pray long in private, short in public.

Nothing is more common than unfulfilled potential.

The effective teacher always teaches from the overflow of a full life. You cannot impart what you don’t possess. If you stop growing today, you stop teaching tomorrow.

Leaders are readers and readers are leaders.

You can impress people from a distance but you can impact them only up close.

The greatest crisis in America is a crisis of leadership and the greatest crisis of leadership is a crisis of character.

Our society’s penchant for creating celebrities has diluted the true worth of leadership with a facade of fame . . .

Dusty Bibles always lead to dirty lives.

Your destiny is determined by the books that you read and the people that you meet.

http://garyrunn.com/2013/02/21/hendricks-on-leadership/

Idolatry

An idol will ALWAYS break your heart.

Bad priorities will destroy you (putting something over God). Just watch.

Solution: Apply the Gospel to your idol. So: A spouse is just a spouse; a career is just a career.

Not addressing the idol + applying the Gospel is not as effective as addressing the idol + applying the Gospel. Take out the bad and put in the good. Paul always addressed the idols wherever he went.

Simply saying that “I will try hard to change” will not help you get rid of a bad habit and to change, but instead, you must have an overpowering, positive affection driving that change. That needs to be God.

Fearing Man

The problem of the fear of man happens when the desire (natural) for the approval of man becomes a need.

Solution: Confess our needs down to the level of desire.

“Lord, why do I care so much about what others think of me?”

Bring needs down to a desire.

Habit Forming

“Thus, even our tastes, our amusements, our selection of books, the tendency even of our most secret thoughts, are becoming fixed, and we are becoming permanently the persons we meant to be only for the moment.”

Tips over the Years

Always explain your reasoning for doing things

Give general direction, let them make it their own

Have the right people on board first

think! before anything for however much time you need

If you show people how much you actually care for them, you will be much more worth following

You must be the wood for the fire!

You should rarely use a harsh tone

People love stories

If everything has equal passion, then nothing will be emphasized

When teaching, give examples

The value of hard focus

Make your words an asset, not a hindrance

Never Assume

Pride hides itself: more proud you are=less proud you think you are

Self evaluation

If you are asked what someone else’s problem is, you will say something is wrong with the person himself. John asks you, “Why does Kelly put school over God?” You say “Kelly doesn’t go to church and probably doesn’t do her quiet times”.

If you are asked what is your own problem, you will say that he problems are external, not having to do with yourself. John asks you, “Why do you put school over God?” You say, “School is just much more demanding in this season of life”