You need to be “all in” or “all gone.”

“You need to be all in or all gone. There is just too much at stake…God if I cannot trust you now after all we’ve been through, then something is wrong with my faith. I can trust you and I will trust you.” The Power of Passion in Leadership: Lead From Your Heart Not Just your Head by:Dr.Hans Finzel.

These are some reflections on my Passion book from one of my readers.  Thanks Danny for expressing so well the place of passion in our lives as leaders.PPL_CoverforOptIn

“This book had a profound impact on me during this particular season that I find myself in. It is healthy to know that there are seasons to life and that God may call you to something different; and thats okay. Sometimes we stick around too long and begin to do more harm then good. Understanding that we need to be all there or all gone was a thought that I reflected on a lot. Once your heart has moved on it is important to trust that God will lead and provide for whatever the next task HE has for you. Knowing and reaffirming in my mind that He is worthy to be trusted was a very healthy thing to dwell on. I think that in the past I have waited too long to make a decision thinking that I could tough it out or by “manning up.” I hope and pray that i can be sensitive enough to the Holy Spirit to sense His leading and direction. ”   – from Danny in Maryland, USA

75: The Bookend Show

Fence-Sitting smallerThis episode serves as a “bookend” to this show, as I am taking a break from new shows. Lately, I have been feeling a bit dry on the show and am running out of ideas. I am very happy with the last series of episodes on the 10 Essential Skills Every New Leader Must Master, based on the word L.E.A.D.E.R. I am going to be focussing for now on writing, speaking, and mentoring other leaders. I don’t know when new episodes will start, but if you stay subscribed new episodes will just pop into your feed once I start back up.

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For now, thank you for being a devoted listener and reader, and I hope to engage with you on this show again soon.

74: Review and Look Back at the “Learn to Lead” Series

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In today’s show, I am going to look over this ten part series and want to ask you the question: Which meant the most to you? What was your most helpful concept? Please go the and let me know! (more…)

73: Learn to Lead: Ten Skills Every New Leader Must Master: Power of Pride – Part 2

Puzzle People TEAM resizedFor the last few months, we have been going through a great series on the 10 leadership skills every new leader must master. Each of these episodes stands on its own as a leadership skill, however if you would like to start from the beginning, check out episode 63. Also, if you have not listened to part 1 of this last letter of “leadership,” I recommend you listen to episode 72.

In this episode I cover:

  • Why should they follow you?
  • What’s more important in leadership: to make a mark, or leave a legacy?


72: Learn to Lead: Ten Skills Every New Leader Must Master: Power of Pride – Part 1

This is the last letter in our 10 part series on the ten skills every new leader must matter, but it is not the last episode. I have so much on this it is going to be two shows.

The Mistake of Focusing on Your Gifting

I would like you to meet Richard.  Perhaps you can relate to his early failure as a budding leader. Richard is young, sharp, tall, gifted and has a lot of natural charisma.  Growing up, he always fell naturally into leadership.  Now as a young adult and committed to Christ, he aspires to be a leader for God.  Richard feels that God endowed him with a lot of natural leadership ability, so he honed them by graduating from college and then going through grad school.  He graduated from a premier seminary and is now at the end of his second year of his first ministry assignment. (more…)