7 Ways to Change How You Lead Meetings to Improve Your Team’s Attitude

How often do you feel “dragged” into meetings? How often as a leader do you feel like you have to drag people into meetings when they’d rather be doing something else? No matter how hard we try, leading teams requires meetings. So how can we lead in such a way that meetings become meaningful and […]

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TWITTER TRENDS | NEW RESEARCH ON TWITTER’S GLOBAL IMPACT

Twitter Trends | New Research on Twitter’s Global Impact Since I fly alot to work with leaders around the world, some new “twitter trends” research on the global impact of Twitter caught my ear. Steve Inskeep & Shankar Vedantam’s piece called, Why Twitter Ties Resemble Airline Hub Maps has some potentially interesting implications.  Apparently two […]

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THE RECIPE FOR TYRANNY | A SECRET OF HOW TO BECOME A DICTATOR

  “I tell you this so that no one may deceive you by fine-sounding arguments.” -The Apostle Paul  (Colossians 2:3) Chilling Truth about Leadership that Will Raise the Hair on Your Neck…  A chilling statement about tyranny made me sit up and listen. Ever since my friend Peter Kuzmič said this statement it has stuck […]

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CASTING VISION | A WORD IS WORTH A THOUSAND PICTURES

Time to read, about 5 to 6 minutes… If you could point to one characteristic visionary leaders have that gives them the unique ability to cast vision, what would it be? My pick would be that visionary leaders tend to use word pictures to paint a picture in people’s minds. Visionary leaders have a tenacious […]

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GENEROUS JUSTICE | A HELPFUL BOUNDARY AROUND THE TERM “SOCIAL JUSTICE”

How does the term “social justice” strike you? If you haven’t had a chance to read Timothy Keller’s book, Generous Justice: How God’s Grace Makes Us Just, I would highly recommend it. Below are a few quotes below that give you a snapshot of some of what he is writing about. Depending on what circles […]

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ONE COLD NIGHT IN CROATIA | NADA’S STORY OF REDEMPTION

Time to read, about 4 to 5 minutes by Ashley Denton I’ll never forget one bitter cold night several years ago in Croatia with the Marak* family.  The story begins with a remarkable teenage girl named Nada. Nada was the translator for the event I was participating in. She was the most internationally savvy high […]

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WHY TO SIGN UP FOR MY VISIONARY LEADERSHIP NEWSLETTER | ASHLEY DENTON

There are four main reasons why you might want to subscribe to my visionary leadership newsletter (sign up form below): Encouragement From my experience, the number one issue that derails leaders is a lack of adequate encouragement and coaching in a healthy ministry lifestyle. My primary goal in relationships with leaders is to be a […]

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A STORY OF YOUTHWORKERS IN AN ASIAN CONTEXT | CASE STUDY IN MISSIOLOGY

Wulandari Versus the Volcano  by Ashley Denton This is the story of a remarkable journey of a teacher & two volunteer youth workers who inspired a group of at risk kids with the good news of Jesus. In addition to be an inspiring story, it is also a case study in youth missiology exploring how […]

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SIMPLE, CLASSIC, YOUTH LEADERSHIP TRAINING CURRICULUM

The desk from where I type these blogs is often covered with stacks of books. I cull through them, making notes in the margins, highlighting pithy quotes, while jotting ideas on scraps of paper like ingredients in a recipe.As I delve into encyclopedias, biographies, commentaries and the like, I am seldom so gripped by youth […]

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IDEAPHORIA | CREATIVE LEADERSHIP IDEAS FOR A MYRIAD OF APPLICATIONS

Several years ago while on vacation, I felt really bored, uninspired, and burdened by the administrative load of my role as the area director of a local ministry. Looking for something to read that might give me some perspective, I found a little book called, Leading on the Creative Edge: Gaining Competitive Advantage Through the […]

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