The Problem With Balance

I was walking across campus last week right after speaking in chapel when one of the deans asked, “How do you balance ministry and family, especially with all of your travel?”

It’s a question I’ve been asked enough over the years that it warrants me offering a more extended answer than the one I gave to the dean during our quick journey to lunch.

It would be foolish for me to not acknowledge the obvious- the jury is still out on how good of a job I am doing with all of the plates I’ve got spinning.  The answer I give today at forty could be quite different when I’m sixty.

To begin with, balance is way overrated.  Can I be frank with you?  I hate the word balance.  Nowhere in the Bible are we called to be balanced in how we handle life.  If my goal is to be balanced in all things, I will be radical in no thing.  The call to follow Jesus is the call to a life of radical sacrifice, not balance.

Balanced is lukewarm.

Balanced is a jack of all trades a master of none.

Balanced is nominal.

Balanced is cultural Christianity.

Balanced is unappealing.

I want to be radical.

In the garden, God gave Adam a mission before a mate.  Adam was called by God to cultivate the garden.  Clear on his calling, God now assigns to Adam what he calls a helper in Eve.  Eve was not just someone whom he could share bodies and converse with, but Eve was also someone who was called to walk with Adam in his vocation (Vocation comes from the Latin for calling).  Theirs was a holistic partnership in every dimension.

I view my labors as a preacher and pastor as a calling.  I am called to preach the gospel.  It’s not about money.  It’s not about notoriety.  It’s not about getting on and off airplanes or leveraging a platform.  I am called to this.  If there’s one thing I’ve been sure of since the age of seventeen, Bryan Loritts is called to preach.

Nothing frustrates a marriage faster than when a husband feels like he has an opponent rather than a helper.  Now hear me, I’m not painting the picture of some docile, yes woman molded after the fashion of the first proposed wife in Coming to America (“Whatever you like”), but if there’s two things you must be clear on it is: 1) What has God called you to do; 2) Who has he assigned to be your helper (not employee)?

Korie is my helper.  As Adam and Eve walked in vocational oneness as they cultivated the garden daily, so Korie and I labor in ministry together.  While I preach she prays.  Whatever growth I am experiencing in holiness, it’s been because of the grace of God, the promptings of the Holy Spirit, and his assistant- Korie!  So however God uses me, it’s not just me, but it’s we.  For all the souls who have come to know Christ, joined Fellowship Memphis, turned from their sins, it’s not just how God has used me, it’s how he’s used Korie and I together.

The writer of Proverbs says that a man’s gift makes room for him and brings him before kings.  I’ve found this to be true in my own life.  God has opened doors for me to proclaim the gospel around the world.  Common sense and simple discernment dictates that I not say yes to every or even most things, but I do know that I’m called to many of those invitations.  I’m not called to be at the dinner table every night.  But I am called to be the father of Quentin, Myles and Jaden.  I’m not called to make them the center of my world, but I am called to make God the center of my world, affections and labors.  Which means that I won’t be at every soccer game, school program or spelling bee.

If I feel a little bit of judgment from you after this last paragraph it’s because I’m writing to a culture, especially a Christian culture, who is guilty of the idolatry of family.  I think the desire to be present is not only good, but is necessary.  However, if in your estimation a good parent is at every event, and makes their kids the center of their world, you are setting your children up for a colossal failure.  Continue down this road and you will not launch arrows into the world, but boomerangs- kids who leave the house, and then return because they realized that in the world they are not the center, but at home they are.  So why not return to the one place where they were sold a bill of goods?  Could it be that our “failure to launch” culture was built on the pipe dreams of well meaning parents who replaced God with little Johnny?

Again, I don’t want you to misunderstand me, I can’t lead anyone I don’t spend time with, and I am called to be the husband of Korie and the father to  my children.  Korie and I enjoy weekly dates together, along with trips away, just the two of us.   I am at most of Jaden’s basketball games.  Myles and I have logged hundreds of hours on the golf course together where in between shots we talk about everything from Harry Potter to his dreams.  I’ve stood and watched Quentin take off at a cross country meet, only to make a dash for it to the other side of the course so I can see him finish (why not make the starting and finishing line the same place).  When I stand in the presence of God I will have to give an account for how I stewarded the lives of these four people I am called to lead.

But I also have been entrusted with the gospel, and to by vocation, that is calling, steward it to the people at Fellowship Memphis, and for this season the people of other states and countries.  I feel the tension of wanting to be out at a restaurant on a Saturday night with my wife, but I have to spend time getting ready to preach at Fellowship the next morning.  I am perplexed because on the one hand I want to see Jaden hit another jump shot, but God has called me to preach the good news to a gathering of pastors.  I’d love to say yes to that once in a lifetime preaching opportunity, but Korie and I have agreed to block that week off for some needed rest and family time.

I don’t know how to be balanced.  I don’t want to be balanced.

I want to radically follow Jesus.

I want to radically love my wife.

I want to radically love my children.

originally posted at bryanloritts.tumblr.com

2014_Faculty_Bryan_LorittsBryan Loritts is the founder and lead pastor at Fellowship Memphis. He was named among the top thirty emerging Christian leaders in the U.S. by Outreach Magazine and is passionate about multi-ethnic ministry, mistering in an evolving urban context, In addition to pursuing his Ph. D. at Oxford Graduate School, he is the author of four books includingRight Color/Wrong Culture (2014), serves on the Board of Trustees for Biola University and Memphis Leadership Foundation, and is adjunct professor at Crichton CollegeWith a unique ability to communicate the deep truths of Scripture to a postmodern culture, he speaks to thousands annually at churches, conferences, retreats and through his weekly radio program. | @bclorrits on Twitter

Misguided Selflessness

Being a leader is a lonely job. There is no doubt about that. Anyone running an organization – a corporation, a department within that corporation, a school, a church, a battalion or a local business – must accept the fact that the role they have is often a difficult, sacrificial and solitary one.

But that doesn’t mean it should be thankless or unfulfilling. Or for that matter, always lonely. When humble, well-intentioned leaders convince themselves that they are supposed to be completely without needs, they create big problems for themselves and their organizations. Let me explain.

Even the most mature, humble and unselfish leaders are inevitably going to find themselves in a position of need from time to time. What I’m talking about are genuine feelings of disappointment, frustration, under-appreciation, burn-out.

Most really good leaders, believing they are doing the right thing, tend to deal with these feelings on their own. Maybe they have a spouse who is good at listening, or perhaps they have a reliable executive coach.

Other good leaders do what my high school football coaches used to tell us when we were tired or a little injured: “suck it up.” Essentially, they ignore their feelings, reminding themselves that their job is a difficult one and that they should be tougher.

But neither of these strategies is completely sustainable. Eventually, even the toughest, most emotionally durable leaders must address the legitimate feelings they have with the people who are most directly involved with the issues that are causing those feelings. Because when they don’t, they inevitably put themselves in a position to harm their organizations.

When human beings allow genuine feelings to ferment without resolution, they eventually, and often unconsciously, let those feelings leak out in one unproductive, unresolvable way or another. In most cases, they end up behaving in ways that are slightly passive aggressive, autocratic or unnecessarily critical of team members. I know this because I’ve done it a few more times than I care to admit.

Team members, who don’t know what is going through their leader’s mind, can’t possibly understand where this is coming from, and so they’re left to either acquiesce to the sudden autocracy, or to resist the leader’s arguments and criticism. Essentially, they are blind to the real issues at play, which leaves them incapable of responding in a productive or useful way.

The only way for leaders to address this kind of situation effectively is to openly admit to their team that they feel frustrated, or disappointed, or over-burdened, or under-appreciated. Then they’re going to have to let their team members digest that information, and begin the messy process of working through those issues with honesty and humility.

Most good leaders who are reading this are probably thinking, “The last thing I want to do is tell my direct reports that my feelings are hurt.” They’ll be afraid to come across as weak, or even worse, needy. As noble as that may seem, in reality it is a subtle form of pride and invulnerability. Leaders are just as human as the people they lead yet they often refuse counsel from their team. Worse yet, it deprives staff members of the information they need to figure out what actions they can take to alleviate those feelings.

The truth is, when humble leaders acknowledge their humanity, even when that humanity is not necessarily pretty, they are giving their people a chance to understand what is really going on in their leaders’ hearts and minds, and allowing them in that moment to be the stronger party in the relationship. Not only will that allow them to address whatever issues need to be resolved, but it will make the team stronger and more resilient going forward.

For those of you who are parents, I’ve added an additional commentary here about how this same principle applies to the job of leading children and families. Let’s take the fictional example of a father with two teenage boys named Matthew and Connor Lenci- the last name isn’t important. After all, this is fiction.

As the night comes to an end, the fictional father reminds his sons that one of their few chores – putting the garbage cans out for trash day – has yet to be done. The next morning, the garbage cans are still nowhere to be seen, because neither of the boys fulfilled their responsibility. Worse yet, when reminded, they shrug their shoulders like it’s no big deal.

Okay, this is a moment of truth. The fictional dad will usually do one of two things – neither of which is terribly effective. Sometimes he will simply go and put the garbage cans out on his own, convincing himself that his sons are busy and that he’s a selfless dad. Other times, he’ll loudly admonish his sons to “get their butts outside before the garbage truck comes and mom has to call the garbage company to have a special trip made which will cost the family money that will come out of their allowances..!”

Neither of these options is usually the best approach. Though sometimes a good parent/leader needs to pick up the slack for a busy child/employee, and sometimes he has to get a little upset and demand action, there is another way that usually works better, but is rarely used.

As a parent, the best thing I can do for my boys, my family and myself, is to sit down with my sons when the situation is not red-hot, and let them know that I feel a little disappointed, disrespected or underappreciated by them. Without passive aggressiveness or stinging guilt, I simply need to ask them to see the situation from my point of view, and invite them to imagine what it is like to be me. In most cases, even with teenagers, the response is one of genuine empathy, understanding and contrition, usually leading to a change of behavior.

But this requires that I, as a leader, set aside my authority for a moment and become a vulnerable human being. Without being pathetic or weepy, I need to be honest about my feelings as a person and treat my sons with the level of trust and responsibility that I believe they can handle. This will give them the information they need to make the decisions that will bring about the best possible outcome for everyone.

The only way for me to do this, however, is to avoid the pride-filled temptations to be a lonely martyr or an indignant tyrant. Ultimately, neither of these provides my sons with the information or perspective they need to become the people they need to be. My vulnerability in acknowledging that I have feelings, rather than being an agent of selfishness or neediness, is actually a gift to them.

And it will probably get the trash out on time too.


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patrickPatrick Lencioni is the author of ten business books with more than three million copies sold, including The Advantage: Why Organizational Health Trumps Everything Else in Business.  He is the President of The Table Group, a leading organizational consulting firm, which dvises clients with ideas, products and services to improve teamwork, clarity and employee effectiveness. He was named as one of The Gurus You Should Know, Fortune Magazine and America’s Most Sought-After Business Speakers, The Wall Street Journal. Patrick continues to be one of the Summit’s most requested speakers.

 

Look Out! When the Visible Becomes Invisible

“Clutter blindness” is a term for losing the ability to notice the sky-high piles on your desk or the hundreds of unread emails in your Inbox. Your eyes roll right past the piles, with barely a mental note that you’re squeezing your laptop onto the farthest corner because that’s the only space left on your desk. Functionally speaking, your clutter becomes invisible to you.

In general, the term applies to file folders and mail that you step around to get to your desk chair. Yet you can also develop a kind of “clutter blindness” toward the teams you manage or entire companies you lead. Powerful phenomena take place right before your eyes. But you don’t see them. What should be visible becomes invisible. Like the captain of Titanic steering in the icy North Atlantic, these are precarious waters for a leader to navigate.

Take Martin, the head of a business unit I advised a few years ago.

Martin invited me to work with his team because they weren’t hitting their targets. Other units were picking up slack for them, which was not only damaging their internal brand but also creating hostility toward Martin from his peers. Something needed to change.

But what?

Now You See It, Now You Don’t

I attended a few weekly team meetings and interviewed the executives. I also spent time around the office, quietly observing, looking around for places clutter blindness had set in. I watched for dynamics where the mess was so ever-present, it had long since stopped standing out.

Who even noticed the way the team conducted meetings, jumping from one topic to the next, never closing any issue before opening a new one? Why make note of the constant interrupting each other, the vague decision-rights, or the combative tone of conversation?

“That’s just the way we work,” Martin told me about his team clutter. “But what do you think is causing the under-performance of the business unit?”

Clutter blind. Dangerous.

The Mess of Managing People

A similar problem confounded Raj, a newly elected partner at a professional services firm. He’d made his way up the ladder as a standout individual contributor. But now he needed to lead more than projects. He needed to lead people.

People are a messy business.

Indeed, people working with other people create piles of clutter every day.

Difficult feedback that isn’t shared. Clutter.

Resentments that aren’t aired. Clutter.

Anxiety and confusion during company transitions that go unacknowledged. More clutter.

To an experienced manager, pent up frustration between colleagues that’s near the breaking point, or widespread fear that’s paralyzing the workforce, are as visible as a neon sign in the desert. They stand out.

Not for Raj.

By the time I met his direct reports, they were nearly buried by the team clutter that Raj couldn’t see.

  • “We have no idea what’s going on.”
  • “He expects us to deliver but gives no direction. We can’t read his mind.”
  • “We wait for him on the conference line for half an hour before we give up.”
  • “He took all the credit with the client. But the team had worked around the clock to produce that strategy.”
  • “I don’t think he cares about my career at all. The only thing that matters to Raj is finding more clients for Raj.”

Piles and piles of clutter on Raj’s metaphorical desk. But he couldn’t see any of it. He walked right past it every day without any of it catching his eye.

Clutter blindness. Not good.

You’ll Get More Success When You Can See the Mess

What can you do about this common problem? How can you start to see things that you simply don’t see?

Here are a few places to begin.

FIRST, go looking for it.

Let me show you what I mean.

For five seconds, look around the room and then look back at the screen.

What did you notice in the room that’s green?

Now, look around the room for five seconds, and look for things that are blue. Then look back at the screen.

How many things did you spot that are blue? How many more do you recall than things that were green?

Yes, you miss a lot of stuff when you’re not looking for it. But amazingly, the minute you start actually looking for it –boom! There it is, hidden in plain sight.

SECOND, ask other people what they see.

There’s no law against asking for help. Consider the whole profession of people who’ll help with the clutter in your bedroom closet. Other people can very often see the mess when you can’t.

Think back to Raj. He couldn’t snap his fingers and overnight have years of managerial experience. Fair enough. But he gained a lot of insight when he sat down with his direct reports at an off-site. He asked them how things were going. They painted a vivid picture for him that became quite clear in one day. New sight, overnight.

THIRD, and here’s the tough one, ask yourself what you’re pretending not to see.

The hard truth is that sometimes you don’t see the clutter because you don’t want to see it. The implications are too painful. Or too uncomfortable. Best to look the other way.

Clutter? What clutter?

Let’s say you have an employee who isn’t adding any value. She’s been with your firm for a while, and people are fond of her. The unspoken reality is known to everyone: she doesn’t pull her weight. Her salary isn’t the right use of overhead. You could do a lot better.

If you recognized the need to give her notice, your stomach would tighten and you’d feel terrible. Better to step around the mess and keep walking down the hall.

Although this mindset might save you some short-term pain, it’s a losing strategy.

Think of the night crew on Titanic. Maybe they saw a few patches of ice here and there. Maybe they considered sounding the alarm bells. Then maybe they imagined the consequences, realizing those blocks of ice could signal large icebergs ahead. Maybe the thought was too terrible, the repercussions too frightening. So they didn’t connect the dots, told themselves it was lots of loose ice, and kept on going toward that fateful frozen mountain in their path.

So, if you want to see what’s become invisible to you, ask yourself the question. The one that could reveal a pile of important papers or a long-lost treasure: what are you pretending not to see?

originally posted on EricaArielFox.com.

2014_Faculty_Erica_FoxErica Ariel Fox is a New York Times best-selling author and is president of Mobius Executive Leadership. A lecturer at Harvard Law School and the world-renowned Program on Negotiation, Fox has been published in ForbesHuffington PostBloombergThe Harvard Business Review and as an Influencer on LinkedIn. Her book, Winning from Within, explores a breakthrough method to drive your most important negotiations—the ones you have with yourself.  Learn more about Erica.

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Holy Spirit Courage

“Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to men by which we must be saved. When they saw the courage of Peter and John and realized that they were unschooled, ordinary men, they were astonished and they took note that these men had been with Jesus.” – Acts 4:12-13

Peter and John had good reason to be afraid. They were simple Christian men standing before some of the most powerful people in Jerusalem. Those of you who have been in a situation like this know what real courage is. It is not John Wayne or Clint Eastwood walking fearlessly into the night or into the midst of hoards of Indian tribes. Courage does not mean not being afraid. It means you fear disobeying God more than you fear the mockery of man. The disciples said it toward the end of this passage when the religious leaders threatened them to not speak in the name of Jesus.

Peter and John said, “You are reasonable men. Tell us, should we be afraid of you and do what you tell us, or should we be afraid of God and obey Him?” (Acts 4:19, author’s paraphrase).

Last week we were in the home of African missionaries who are here on furlough. We met their children — two young men. I was so impressed with these MKs. Their parents had home schooled them overseas most of their lives. They moved into this area a year ago. The first day in school at lunch they did what all good Christian children do. They bowed their heads and gave thanks for their food. As they opened their eyes, some of their fellow students nearby looked at them and said, “You’re new here, aren’t you?”

They said “Yes, why?”

Their friends said, “We don’t pray in our lunch hall. You’re not supposed to do that.”

The 16-year-old looked at him and said, “Excuse me. Did I pray for you?”

The friend said, “No.”

“Did I ask you to join me in prayer?”

“No.”

The MK said, “I’m an American, and I have a right to pray if I want to. This is a free country, and if I want to pray, I will pray.”

I illustrate this because sometimes we think of courage as being out on the mission field. We thank God for the great veterans who have shown us the way. But right where you are, in the schools, in the universities, in the marketplace of life, in your office, we need to be bold. One of my favorite verses is Proverbs 28:1: “The wicked flee when no one is chasing them. But the righteous are bold as a lion.”

There is one thing we should never remove from the DNA of every true believer— Holy Spirit courage. Whether you live in North America, Africa, India, or Latin America, these are the days when we will need to stand up like the apostles of old and allow the Holy Spirit to help us even when we feel we are surrounded by forces that seep into everything — whether they are governmental, cultural, religious, or legal. They saw the courage of Peter and John. We need Holy Spirit courage.

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2014_Faculty_Ivan_SatyavrataDr. Ivan Satyavrata,  the Chairman of the Centre for Global Leadership Development in Bangalore, and is active in shaping India’s future church leaders. A pioneering pastor, author, and scholar who received his Ph.D from the Oxford Centre for Global Missions. His church, Assembly of God Church, Kolkata, India reaches 4,000 attendees in eight different languages each week and run an outreach that provides education and basic nutrition to thousands of children in the city slums. Read more about Dr. Ivan Satyavrata here. 

Be Still and Know

Be still and know that I am God.

It sounds so easy. Eight simple words. But in a world that manufactures business and rewards it, finding a quiet place for the soul is about as easy as getting to the bottom of the Grand Canyon…in the dark!

That’s what my friend and I set out to do on a warm Arizona night back in our college days.  Without a reservation for a campsite on the canyon floor, the only way we were going to experience the view from “down there” was to descend the Bright Angel Trail at midnight.  We were assured that if we hiked down in the cover of night, and up and out before noon, the sixteen-mile round trip in the searing heat wouldn’t wipe us out.

Though not the canyon’s steepest trail, Bright Angel’s eight-mile journey still takes you almost a mile down on a skinny path.  And, once we dropped below the South Rim we sank into the very definition of darkness.  Not to mention, we were under constant “threat” from the wild donkeys we’d be warned about, and whatever else was out there beyond our flashlight’s beam.

Several hours later we arrived at the river’s edge and laid down on a sandy patch where the water bent.  By now our eyes had remarkably adjusted to the dark, but we still could only hear the Colorado rushing by us.  And, all we could think about was the tough return ascent ahead of us…and the fact that we’d only get a brief sleep before we’d be awakened by the dawn.

The only place to look was up, and when we did our minds were blown.  Dripping overhead, the canopy of stars felt so close I literally reached up to touch them.  Absent of so much as a remote glimmer of light, the heavens hung low, dazzling us with their brilliance.

We were exhausted, with the hardest part of our adventure still to come.  But for a moment we were enraptured, and felt very near to God. We were swept up in the vast symphony of creation, the overture of God’s glory playing in the skies above.

It felt like the title of the piece the stars were playing was: Be still and know that I AM God.

As awesome as that moment was, fortunately we don’t have to make an excursion to some remote place to experience the rest of God.  Wherever you are today, at the rewarding end of a long arduous stretch or still facing a steep and challenging climb, you can find that place of quiet trust in God that will still your heart and inject confidence into your circumstances. That’s what Sabbath is all about.

The word Sabbath comes from the Hebrew word SHABBAT, which means “to cease.”  From this word we get the phrase, “be still.”  But “cease” from what?  Cease “striving,” as one translation puts it, and agree with God that He is God and we are not.

For us, Sabbath is more than just doing nothing, it is doing everything from a place of rest—an assurance that God is with us and in us, and that He is sufficient to accomplish all He has called us to do.  Thus, God urged through the Psalmist, “Cease striving, and know that I am God.” Psalm 46:10.

We Are Called Into God’s “Already In Motion” Plans

Sabbath rest is remembering that God calls us into His plans, He doesn’t call us to create the plans and make them happen.  At the outset, God invited Abraham into the unknown.  But that invitation was not without a promise.  God had been planning all along to make Abraham’s descendants as numerous as the stars, to make him the father of our faith.  But God’s timing and God ways required Abraham to trust Him every step of the way.

At a point of desperation in old age, Abraham gave up on the promise and had a son by his maidservant, because his wife Sarah was unable to bear him the child that would accomplish God’s plan.  Like us, Abraham became burdened with the weight of making the plan happen, when all God asked of him was to be available to what He was going to do.

God wants us to work with all our might as we participate in His plans. But Sabbath is about remembering that while we are responsible to step into the opportunities God sets before us, He is responsible for the outcomes.  In the end, God did come through, and He did fulfill His promise for and through Abraham’s life.

By faith Abraham, when called to go to a place he would later receive as his inheritance, obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going. By faith he made his home in the promised land like a stranger in a foreign country; he lived in tents, as did Isaac and Jacob, who were heirs with him of the same promise. For he was looking forward to the city with foundations, whose architect and builder is God. And by faith even Sarah, who was past childbearing age, was enabled to bear children because she considered him faithful who had made the promise. And so from this one man, and he as good as dead, came descendants as numerous as the stars in the sky and as countless as the sand on the seashore. Hebrews 11: 8-12.

What lessons can we learn from Abraham’s experience?

1. That we are called into the plans of God, not to create the plans of God.
2. That we can be confident in God’s ability to fulfill His promise, even when the circumstances look bleak.
3. We should expect that God will work in supernatural ways to achieve His plans.
4. We must set our gaze beyond today, and live for the great reward.
5. We must believe God is going to do what He says He will do, without or without us.

Faithful Is He Who Calls You, He Also Will Do It. 1 Thess. 5:24

I love the end of Psalm 46:10, “I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”  God says I will be two times, meaning His plans are going to come to pass.  Thus, we can “be still,” assured that our great God will do everything that is in His heart to do.

What are you striving to make happen today that God alone can do?
What shortcuts are you taking to get the end result that God has promised?
What burden are you carrying, thinking that you have to accomplish it all on your own?
What gaps of faith have you created, forgetting to ask and expect God to come through in supernatural ways?
Has the view from “here” eclipsed the view of the great City of Rest God is leading us to?

Wherever there is an absence of rest, come to Jesus.  His invitation is—Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light. Matthew 11:28-30.

Jesus believes in you and has done the work necessary to bring you from death to life. Jesus has made you righteous before God in Him.  He also lives in you by faith, and makes His life available to you each step of the way.  But to experience His power we must cease from our belief that we can do it on our own, believing that in rest before Him is our greatest strength.

So take a Selah moment.  In the stillness, abandon those places where you feel the weight of determining the outcome.  Confess your hope in the great and sovereign plans of God, plans for your good and His glory.  Breathe in hope.  Exhale fear.  Repeat.


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2014_Faculty_Louie_GiglioLouie Giglio is  the Visionary Architect and Director of the Passion Movement, comprised of Passion Conferences, Passion City Church and sixstepsrecords. Louie is part of our 2014 Global Leadership Summit Faculty. Learn more about Louie here.

 

 

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How Can A Leader Build Authentic Relationships?

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