Catalysts

Catalysts Never underestimate how seemingly small incidents, circumstances, or experiences can end up changing your world. All of history is built from small catalysts. A young Peter the Great found a small British skiff in his family’s palace storage that had been given as a gift long ago. He restored it and learned to sail […]

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You Can’t Outgive Your Mentor

You Can’t Outgive Your Mentor Great mentoring relationships require abundant generosity…from both sides. We’re not meant to keep score, but instead, live a life of radical generosity. When you are both adding value and building up the other person, you’ll avoid parasitic mentorships.  To do this, reverse mentorship is necessary. Even if the person is […]

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Mentorship vs. Accountability

Mentorship vs. Accountability Mentorship is not for accountability. You should have other people and structures in your life for accountability. In fact, you should actually consult those you are accountable to before adding a new mentor or mentee. In my case, I’m held accountable by several parties. There’s my presidential care team, my wife, and […]

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Building Up the Next Generation of Leaders

Building Up the Next Generation of Leaders The next generation is growing up in a very unique time in history–technology, globalization, and connectivity contributing to their dynamic formation. The global Church spans every generation, and as believers, we all contribute toward fulfilling the Great Commission. I’m particularly expectant that young believers will make their mark […]

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Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor

Pursue, Pursue, Pursue Your Mentor It’s your job to pursue your mentor, not the other way around. Take the initiative to start the conversation. Be willing to try again if you don’t succeed the first time. Show how you can add value to that person. When a mentor does say yes, you may need to […]

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Symbiotic Mentoring

Symbiotic Mentoring All mentorship should be a two-way street. You should both be benefiting. Mentoring is a symbiotic relationship, not a parasitic one.  Watch out for the signs of a parasitic mentorship.  They use your influence or standing for their own gain, but never offer any value to you.  They aren’t flexible or understanding when […]

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