Developing the Heart of a Servant Leader

Mark Deterding founded Triune Leadership Services to coach and train leaders who want to develop a heart for servant leadership. “My desire is to build momentum for a movement of servant leadership across the world. I decided to write my first book using a series of daily messages to aid people in stepping up their activity in this area. As I counsel and consult with business leaders, it’s increasingly evident they are looking for ways to lift people up. This book, The Model of Servant Leadership, offers 140 messages arranged around …

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Advent Theme: Hope – what the world needs now

Here’s something you might not know. According to Fisher Ames (1800) “Politics is the science of good sense, applied to public affairs”. Nice try, but probably not accurate even in the 1800s. Hello, reality! Politics has existed for thousands of years.  Having a conundrum of platforms and views to consider is nothing new, nor is deceit within people chosen to lead us.  The advent theme for this week is hope. I don’t know about you, but I sure need hope.  Jeremiah 17:7 says, “Blessed is the man who trusts in …

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And quitting will accomplish what? Nothing! That's what quitting accomplishes.

Have you ever questioned what you’re doing? OK you can stop laughing now. Of course you have, we all have at some point asked ourselves, “Why am I doing this?” or “Do I want to do this?” or let’s be fair here. Haven’t we all asked, “What was I thinking when I agreed to do this?” It’s in these moments of doubt that searching begins. If we don’t search, we won’t find and if we don’t ask, we’ll never know. A few weeks ago, someone asked me how long it …

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Image of Forgiveness

I’m not sure why an event has been rerunning in my mind all night, but it could be the message on forgiveness I heard that was truthfully pointed, yet lovingly delivered.  Too often lately it seems that so many relationships have been through trauma.  Deep sadness has resulted from friendships torn apart by unintentional rumors and intentional criticisms.  Families are in turmoil because of misunderstandings gone unresolved for so long there is no memory of cause, but the nettles and thorns continue to grow.  Hurt cuts deep. Healing takes an act of God. …

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Saturday sunshine

OK everybody up! Rise and shine! Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸ ¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥Good Morning ♪♫•*¨ To You ¸•♫¸.•.¸¸♥¸*♫*•.¸¸♥ YES! It’s Saturday … and yes, I could have slept in, but what kind of friend would I be if I didn’t wake you all up with a joyful song.  Come on now.  Really. We need to do this.  Up! Up! Up! Did I hear someone say “COFFEE!”? Let’s talk about friends today. In the past two weeks I have felt the presence of friends more often and more intensely than most …

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Refining Grace