Like A Team

A Christian Resource for Teamwork Development

Like A Team - A Christian Resource for Teamwork Development

Great Leadership Motivational Quotes

Great-Leadership-Motivational-QuotesWhat encourages an individual to become a strong and healthy leader?  Here are some great leadership motivational quotes that might help.

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The only real handicaps are those we create for ourselves. - Paul Stuart Wichansky, Motivational speaker


The only person who can limit your possibilities is you. - Jon Gordon, Motivational speaker and author


It may be necessary to encounter defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. - Maya Angelou, Poet


A lot of people give up when the world seems to be against them, but that’s the point when you should push. - James Dyson, Inventor of Dyson vacuum cleaner

Leadership Influence and Spiritual Convictions: Daniel

Leadership Influence: DanielThe Old Testament book of Daniel tells the story of four men who possessed leadership influence and spiritual convictions.  Daniel and his three friends,  Hananiah, Mishael, and Azariah, later renamed as Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego are the four individuals that this book is based upon.  Their ability to participate in an environment that many would interpret as negative, shows powerful skills of leadership influence with a foundation of deep convictions.

There are often times that many leaders have convictions and ideas that are completely lost because their influence is destroyed.  Influence is best defined as the capacity to have an effect on the character, behavior and development of people.  All through the book of Daniel, leadership influence and convictions are seen in the behavior of all four of these men.

Where Influence Begins

During the third year of the reign of Jehoiakim, the king of Judah, Nebuchadnezzar, king of Babylon came to Judah and took it captive.  During this siege, King Nebuchadnezzar ordered Ashpenaz, the chief of his officials, to bring into the service of Babylon the best of Judah.  His request was simple,

“…….bring into the king’s service some of the Israelites from the royal family and the nobility— young men without any physical defect, handsome, showing aptitude for every kind of learning, well informed, quick to understand, and qualified to serve in the king’s palace. He was to teach them the language and literature of the Babylonians.The king assigned them a daily amount of food and wine from the king’s table. They were to be trained for three years, and after that they were to enter the king’s service.  (Daniel 1:3-5)

The king was seeking out young leaders who were Continue reading

Leadership Quotes to Motivate Leaders of All Kinds

Leadership-Quotes-to-Motivate-Leaders-of-All-KindsQuotes can be powerful!  Here are some quotes to help encourage and motivate leaders of all kinds.

Leadership Quotes to Motivate Leaders of All Kinds

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Your problems are never bigger than your purpose. - Herman Edwards, ESPN football analyst and former NFL head coach


The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell


Thank God it’s Monday. Work is a gift. - Bumper sticker


Everyone gets discouraged…The question is: Are you going to give up or get up? It’s a choice. - John C. Maxwell, author and motivational speaker


Commitment is a discipline that spreads throughout your life. It’s one of the greatest gifts you can give yourself. - Edward Grinnan, Author, The Promise of Hope

Great Quotes From Progressive Leaders

great-quotes-from-progressive-leadersGreat quotes from progressive leaders can inspire and encourage anyone who works with people.  The greatest resources that any organization possesses are the people who make up the team.  Here are some quotes that may help as you encourage, inspire and motivate those who serve under your leadership.

Great Quotes From Progressive Leaders


If you think your best days are behind you, they are. If you think your best days are ahead of you, they are. - Jon Gordon, author and motivational speaker


Don’t ever underestimate the capacity of a human being who is determined to do something. - Edna Adan, who, at 65, built the only maternity hospital in Somaliland


Everything God does is purposeful. And since God is in each of us, each of us has a purpose. – Iyanla Vanzant, life coach and relationship expert


When you’re always trying to conform to the norm, you lose your uniqueness, which can be the foundation for your greatness. - Dale Archer, author and psychiatrist


Don’t ask the Lord to guide your footsteps if you are not willing to move your feet. - submitted by reader Elaine Johnson of Atlanta, Georgia


The beaten path is the safest, but the traffic’s terrible. - Jeff Taylor, founder of Monster.com

The Mystery of Differences: Part 3 of 4 Understand Others

understand othersGod plants clues about others directly in our path. But understanding others requires intentionality. If you’re serious about solving the mystery of differences, you can collect those clues about others and study them. That’s what happened between Megan and Tim.

Differences between Megan and Tim

The staff meeting had not officially begun, but chatter filled the room as Megan entered, placed her file on the table, and sat down.

Maybe we can start right away and finish quickly, thought Megan. She had a lot to get done today, but the rest of the team seemed content to chat. Inwardly Megan sighed.  Her colleagues had a fantastic ministry, but Megan wondered how they did it. It seemed as if Matt, Brenda, and Tim were constantly cutting up with one another. Staff meetings, like this one, were regularly interrupted when Tim needed to take an important phone call or answer an urgent email from a congregation member. Part of Megan was irritated. Didn’t he see how much more he could get done if he worked in an orderly, systematic way? But part of Megan was envious. She wanted to have a more relaxed approach to ministry like Tim, who seemed to be able to talk to anyone about anything at any time. Continue reading

12 Famous People Quotes About Teamwork

12 Famous People Quotes About TeamworkHere are 12 famous people and their quotes about teamwork.

“The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don’t play together, the club won’t be worth a dime.” – Babe Ruth

“We must all hang together, or assuredly, we shall all hang separately.”  – Benjamin Franklin

“It is better to have one person working with you than three people working for you.”  - Dwight D. Eisenhower Continue reading