(Genesis 46:28-47:27)

One of the key characteristics of a strategic leader is the ability to see the future. Strategic leaders have both insight and foresight. They not only understand what is happening now and the implications, they have that rare ability to see or sense what is likely to happen. They have the ability to anticipate the future and to plan and prepare accordingly.

Share message with friends

Continue reading

What is your purpose in life?

Genesis 42:1-45:27

It has probably been said more times than I can care to remember that every human being has a purpose why God has placed him or her here on this earth. There is a reason why each one of us was born. Put bluntly, God has a purpose for your life. There are those who are called to lead, in different spheres and at different times; their calling or life purpose being ultimately evidenced by their accomplishments.

Share message with friends

The leaders gifting

Let me begin by stating the blindingly obvious: no two leaders are the same. Banks of research that has been done in the corporate world show there is no such thing as a single type of leader. 

Leaderscome in different sizes, shapes, temperaments, orientations, gender, and more importantly, skill-set or strengths; what some might refer to as grace, gifting or abilities.

Share message with friends

(Genesis 39:1-23)

The story of Joseph again provides us with the case study that helps us to explore the subject of a leader’s inner life and competence. The phase of Joseph’s life that forms the basis of this article is when he was serving in the house of his Egyptian master, Potiphar. We read that God was with him and made him to prosper in his work. His master saw this and put him in charge of his entire household. As a result of Joseph’s excellent management of his master’s estate, God blessed Potiphar, both in the house and in the field. His master so trusted Joseph, that everything was left in his hands.

Share message with friends

Dreams and visions

Genesis 37:1-36

Every leader must have a dream or vision that propels him or her. We can make this statement and apply it to life in general, but it is so fundamentally true for leaders. Apart from Jesus, the one person whose life so illustrates this point is a man named Joseph. Bible scholars speak of him as a type of Christ.

Share message with friends

Continue reading

Going back to base

Genesis 31:1-35:1; Genesis 28:10-22)

One of life’s great temptations, especially for leaders, is the constant search for all things new, novel and interesting. There is a relentless quest to invent and re-invent. Don’t misunderstand me; we must innovate, create new pathways, and discover new solutions. However, a lot of energy is spent in search of the proverbial silver bullet. The result is a great deal of wasted time, energy and precious resource. As someone said, there are no new heresies under the sun; just old ones repackaged.

Share message with friends

Continue reading

Keys to prosperity – #1

Genesis 6:12-25

There is a tendency for people; leaders included, to constantly seek the latest new fangled idea, the proverbial silver bullet which will help the leader achieve his or her goals in an instant.

Share message with friends

Continue reading