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Mastering Leadership Hand-Offs: Batons vs Javelins

One of the the best things a leader can do is multiply himself via the lives and leadership of others. When you raise someone up, the entire idea is to RELEASE things into her hands, and allowing the student to now run her own race as a teacher. But too often we get this wrong and instead of passing a baton, we end up like Saul, who threw javelins at his successor (see 1 Samuel 19:10 for that crazy story).

Even if you’re not trying to kill somebody, it’s possible you’re hurling javelins instead of passing batons. Continue reading Mastering Leadership Hand-Offs: Batons vs Javelins

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I want to be an old man surfer.

These guys are amazing. Seriously. I sat there on the beach, iPad in one hand, coffee in the other to have my reading day. I had a towel to sit on and a hoodie to keep me warm. They had wetsuits and boards, and were out there in the water surfing. There were men, women, and multiple generations in the water, but it was the steady stream of these older dudes that kept grabbing my attention. And then it hit me. I desperately want to be an old man surfer. Continue reading I want to be an old man surfer.

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