Matthew A. Bradshaw, CPSM, CPSD, C.P.M.

Certified Professional in Supply Management® (CPSM®)  and  Supplier Diversity™ (CPSD™)                                      RESOURCEFUL & Tenacious Problem Solver


10 posts tagged with "leadership"

The Irony of Spiritual Leadership: Get Understanding but Don't Lean On It

Posted:February 13, 2016 | Tags: Spritual, Godly, leaders, think, Leadership

Proverbs 2 and 3 poses an apparent paradox in spiritual leadership. We are to get wisdom and understanding (2:1-5), yet we are not to lean on it apart from the Lord (3:5,6). Even good wisdom divorced from God can become a snare. So how are godly leaders to think?

  1. Godly leaders think big: They realize God's vision is usually bigger than theirs.
  2. Godly leaders think other people: They always include others in the mix.
  3. Godly leaders think continually: They're not satisfied with today's...
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Decision Making: The Fast Way to Gain Leadership

Posted:February 15, 2016 | Tags: Decision Making, Leadership, Wisdom

Wisdom can be a leader's best friend, especially in times of decision. Suppose You find yourself in a large committee meeting in which a crucial decision must be made. The committee reaches an impasse and everything stops. Who will become the most influential person in that room? Answer: the one with the wisdom to draw a conclusion that not only works, but which receives the blessing of that committee.

Proverbs 1 describes wisdom as a woman crying out in the streets (v. 20). What a...

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Principle - Centered Leadership

Posted:February 15, 2016 | Tags: Principle, centered, leadership

Leaders who last do not merely react to their culture; they base their leadership on timeless and universal principles. They remain relevant because they marry cultural context to timeless truth. Proverbs 4 encourages leaders to become principle centered. Verses 20-27 teach us that God's principles give us three crucial tools.

  1. They are a guide; they help us stay on the right path.
  2. They are a guard; they keep our hearts and bodies protected.
  3. They are a gauge; they enable us to evaluate...
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Posted:March 15, 2016 | Tags: battle, responsibility, Leadership

When I was in the Marine Corps leadership was always evident. It was drilled into you to follow the leader no matter what. That means that you need to have confidence in your leader and you had to trust your leader. 

Leaders need to gain and exhibit wisdom. Then you can have confidence and trust in the person you are following. Think about those you are following. Build them up to be the leader they should be.

The Law of E.F. Hutton: The Evolution of Leadership

Posted:May 30, 2016 | Tags: Types, Leadership

Few muscles in a body weld more power than the little one inside the mouth. The Bible says, “Death and life are in the power of the tongue, and those who love it will eat its fruit” (Proverbs 18:21). Leaders who understand this greatly increase their influence.

Our understanding of leadership has evolved over the last five or six decades. The way people expect leaders to lead has changed. Many have said our culture has witnessed four styles of leadership since 1950:

1. The Military...

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