Tuesday, March 5, 2019

One of Jesus' disciples named James (who also happened to be his brother) wrote about the dangers of selfish ambition.

He writes: For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice (James 3:16).

This should serve as a stark warn...

Thursday, February 14, 2019

You don't have to go far to see this leadership pitfall play out. 

The pitfall of subtle undermining is a trap that many leaders fall into. Those who aspire to be Godly leaders must recognize when this rears its head and do everything possible to weed it out.

A fascinati...

Monday, January 14, 2019

This little article was actually written by my dad, John Malito. He spent 23 years working for the phone company before he became a pastor. This is his account of some important leadership principles that he learned from his time there.

During my 26 years at t...

Friday, January 11, 2019

What is the most empowering thing that a leader can say to a follower?

At first, you might think that some form of encouragement would be the answer.  Something like, "Great job," "You are amazing," or "Keep up the great work."

But these phrases are merely affirming - th...

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Would you like to get a promotion?

Would you like those over you to take notice?

Do you want to advance as a leader?

If your answer is yes (and I hope it is!) then I have a BIG question for you...

Are you exhibiting the qualities necessary for advancement?

The first ti...

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

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More than once, the Apostle Paul told the audience of his letters to "imitate him."  

The first time this happens is in 1 Corinthians 4:16 when Paul writes, "I urge you, then, be imitators of me."  Later in the same letter Paul gives a similar charge:  "Be i...

Saturday, May 26, 2018

Nothing is harder for a church than when a leader has a moral failure that compromises their influence.

Sadly, we have experienced too many of these over the years and 2018 has seemed to usher in a host of them.

The first time I remember experiencing a public ministry le...

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A few weeks ago, Willow Creek Church announced a major leadership transition.  Founding and Senior Pastor, Bill Hybels, will be retiring in October of 2018 and a new leadership will take the helm.  There is nothing unique about leadership transitions in churches, but t...

Sunday, October 15, 2017

This past weekend Bill Hybels, the influential senior pastor of Willow Creek Community Church, announced his retirement and succession plan that will take place over the next year.  Hybels announced that current Executive Pastor Heather Larson will assume the role of L...

Friday, October 13, 2017

The results of the presidential election shocked me.  My wife and I told each other that we could not go to sleep until we knew what the result was going to be.  Finally, at 1:30am Donald Trump was announced as the new president-elect.

Whether this was your first e...

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