Category Archives: self leadership

  1. With great patience…


    15/01/2019 by Chris Green

    Even the best of us can get caught in a bitterness of spirit, whether to an individual, a group, a type or even a whole church.

  2. Stop being right


    09/01/2019 by Chris Green

    With Steve Jobs you were only toast if you thought he was wrong but didn’t dare to say so. But I’ve seen pastors act as if disagreeing was an act of treachery.

  3. Self-control – the negative kind, and the positive kind

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    19/11/2018 by Chris Green

    We usually take ‘self-control’ in a negative sense. Not losing your temper, or not watching porn.  That’ s a vital spiritual standard, and we need it. But unless we add in the positive kind of self-control, it’s static.

  4. One friend’s a Chieftain. Another is Chilled. Three reasons why it’s silly for me to compare myself with either.


    14/11/2018 by Chris Green

    Theologically, the healthy and wide spectrum resonates with grace, but one end tips into being motivated by guilt, and the other end tips into inertia. One denies the gospel, and the other takes the gospel for granted.

  5. The blessings and curses of evening meetings


    08/10/2018 by Chris Green

    If you want people to focus and contribute, you need to help them keep in the game.  And that gets harder as the clock keeps moving.

  6. Wait – why am I talking?


    21/05/2018 by Chris Green

    When you’re a leader, it’s all too easy to be the hero.  You’re the one with the answers, the vision, …
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  7. The fatal danger of a leader’s self-love

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    11/05/2018 by Chris Green

    It’s not that this kind of leader want to be the only person in the room – Diotrephes needed that church he could control – but he needed to be the leader in the room. And he’d break fellowship with an apostle to win.

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