Negative Voices

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Stephen Curry is a professional basketball player for the Golden State Warriors. He was recently selected as the 2016 Most Valuable Player of the National Basketball Association (NBA). With his selection he became the first player in NBA history to be selected unanimously for this very prestigious award.

Most of his fellow professionals were effusive in their praise of his abilities and agreed with his selection for the award.

Most.

One fellow NBA player said that while Curry was unquestionably a great player whether or not he was of MVP caliber was a little more debatable.

Curry’s response was …. nothing. He did tell one reporter that he had learned long ago to pay no attention to the negative voices all around him. He added that their only goal was to “mess” with his head. You kind of get the feeling that one trait contributing to Curry’s success is that…

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Delegating authority: a two-way traffic

 

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As a leader, how well do you delegate authority?

  • Do you feel comfortable dishing out a portion of your authority to a subordinate?
  • Can you get busy elsewhere knowing your collaborator or assistant is doing a great job even in your absence?
  • Do you give the opportunity to your collaborators to put their own gifts and talents to use?
  • Will you protect, defend and back those you’ve delegated to represent you?
  • Are you afraid to lose some of your authority if you gave part away?
  • Do you feel threatened when your collaborator or associate seems to be doing a better job?
  • Do you delegate authority and then stifle it by your attitude towards those you’ve delegated?

How well do you as a subordinate represent your superior?

  • Do you take the tasks assigned to you seriously?
  • Do you represent in such a way as to give a positive image of the one you represent?
  • Are you accountable and responsible to the one who delegated you?
  • Do you try to take more authority than you were assigned?
  • Do you intentionally sabotage your superior when acting by delegation so as to become more popular than them?
  • Can your superior trust to have you sit in for him next time?

Every human being is a delegated authority. God has delegated all of us to represent Him on the earth. How well do we do it?

As the leader, can you trust others like God has trusted you?

When you get delegated by a superior at work, how do you handle that responsibility?

Share your thoughts.

 

Be alert and of a sober mind…(1 Peter 5:8)

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Yes, he is seeking whom to devour. I got up this morning with a great motivation to spend a day fasting, praying and seeking God for direction in my life.

Then the ancient serpent showed up. As soon as I opened my door, my neighbor fell on me with insults.

It almost robbed me of my date with God. But as pondered on the issue trying to figure out just where I went wrong, my Daddy just reminded me that the devil is mad because I’m going on a date with Him.

The devil like a roaring lion is always roaming around looking for whom to devour. May you never be his victim. Remember, We are not ignorant of his devices (2 Corinthians 2:11).

 

 

H3 Leadership: Be Humble, Stay Hungry, Always Hustle Notes/Summary

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Leadership matters. Your leadership matters. A good leader changes the course of organizations, entire industries, states, countries, and even the global landscape. I’m honored to introduce you to a book that will not only help you lead now, but will help you lead well.

H3 Leadership: Be Humble. Stay Hungry. Always Hustle.

H3 Leadership seeks to respond to three large overarching questions:
  • HUMBLE: “Who am I?”
  • HUNGRY: “Where do I want to go?”
  • HUSTLE: “How will I get there?”

In the book H3 Leadership Loemenick dives further into sub-sets of questions to answer to go along with each of these. Here is the basic overview of the book:

HUMBLE
  • Self-Discovery: Know who you are
  • Openness: Share the real you with others
  • Meekness: Remember it’s not about you
  • Conviction: Stick to your principles
  • Faith: Prioritize your day so God is first
  • Assignment: Live out your calling
HUNGRY
  • Ambition: Develop an appetite for…

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