Author: Patrick McBane Created: 6/11/2009 4:25 AM
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Life needs Leadership - Dealing with Deficit, Lack and other realms of Poverty

The Time Deficit

People are busy. I know this because they talk about it all the time. I work with and talk to executives and business owners every week. To a person they eventually tell me how busy they are. It has actually become a credibility calling card for business people. People lead with...

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 God doesn't work... for everyone.

What?! I apologize for anyone who has led you to believe that God works for the good of everyone and anyone – all the time. That’s just not true.

“And we know that God causes all things to work together for good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose.” – Romans 8:28

When the word says - "all things work together for good" - we are automatically challenged by two subtle yet important areas - paradigms and preferences.

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 Inviting and Embracing!

“Let the Spirit renew your thoughts and attitudes. Put on your new nature, created to be like God — truly righteous and holy.” (Ephesians 4:24 NLT)

Ready for some BrEak-Through!?

What you're about to read is a simple - yet profound process in BEcoming ALL that God intended you to BE.  

God created us in such a way that we could actually harness transformation and become NEW over and over again.  Transformation is not an event – it’s a process.  So, just like...

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We live and work in a world that is under threat. Believe it or not - 85 - 90 % of those threats are fear based and not valid. So what are these key threats and how do we navigate them?

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Creating a Contagious Culture for Growth 

Whether things are working or not – great leaders are always asking the tough questions.

What’s next?  Where do we grow from here?  How are we doing with what we’ve already put in place?  Is it working?

When you’re sick – no one wants to be around you – lest you be contagious and pass on the germs or infection you carry.

What would happen if we... 

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I had a similar discussion with two different leaders around communication.  Both of them consider themselves good communicators.  Unfortunately the picture they have of themselves as a communicator and the one their teams have of them is different.  So I posed this question to them – ‘Have you ever thought something so clearly in your mind that you inadvertently operated / moved forward as if you had actually communicated (had the conversation) with everyone / or the key person associated with that ‘clear thought’?   They both said, 

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A real paradigm shift

For years I didn't think I was enough. I didn’t think life worked. I didn’t think God was for me. All of which caused me to overcompensate and / or withdraw in every area. To reach, strive, angst and doubt in almost every expression of who I was. At the heart of this dilemma were...

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 What’s troubling you today?

Trouble - a :  to agitate mentally or spiritually; to produce physical disorder in; to put to exertion or inconvenience <I'm sorry to trouble you>; to put into confusion; to become mentally agitated

So what’s troubling you today?

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On one side of permissions is what we allow / permit.  On the other side of permissions is what we withhold / or forbid.

The difficulty in understanding the realm of permissions (Kingdom Living) is that we have a human nature that pulls us away from its blessings.  That human nature bends toward temporary and unsatisfactory substitutes.  It is influenced by the tyranny of the urgent.  Eventually this will cause trouble for us.  

 

 

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 One of the things that I've determined since I've been traveling abroad and now back here in the US, is that the world is in the midst of an identity crisis and whoever wins the identity battle will win the day.

 

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