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"Leadership is Influence"

Wow, this is it - the first week back into the routine of work! Well I say that, 2 are back at work; 1 is back at college...and the other 2 still have 2 days at home until they go back on Monday hoorah! So the pace at home has picked up a bit - and I remember again what it is to set an alarm, and to be tired of an evening! This afternoon I'm doing a new thing - leading a couple of sessions on the Kerith Academy. I'm really excited to be involved in this new venture. Really passionate about my subject. And really quite apprehensive...but I'm always like this...and it will be ok once I start! So can you guess this afternoon's topic from the picture above? Yep, been doing a  lot of reading these last couple of weeks! The session's on Leadership - leading others; leading up and leading yourself. Wow, there's a lot of wisdom out there - really practical stuff based on Biblical principles.
Fresh from Willow...and thinking about our own GLS in a few weeks time, I know I'll be "preaching it to myself" this afternoon (and hopefully the students!). My friend's an adult tutor - her top tip to me? cookies :)

“When you were made a leader, you weren’t given a crown, you were given a responsibility to bring out the best in others" Jack Welch
“Good leadership is a channel of water controlled by God; He directs it to whatever end He chooses” Prov 21 v 1(Message)

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