Entries by Dr. Larry Bennett

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“A 15-minute Vision checkup”

Ask your core leaders these seven questions. If they answer no or show hesitation you are overdue for a vision checkup. If your core leaders show any doubt rest assured the team members on the outer edge don’t have a clue. It’s the “outer-edge” team members that have the initial and most frequent contact with […]

Busy But Not Productive

 “The least productive people are usually the ones who are most in favor of holding meetings.”                                                 Thomas SowellGreat leaders constantly monitor their core values, core strengths and critical resources. All three are […]

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“Energizing your team for change, is your greatest leadership challenge.”

Astronaut James Irwin said, “You think going to the moon was the most scientific project ever, but they literally threw us in the direction of the moon. We had to adjust course every ten minutes and landed only 50 feet inside a 500-mile radius of our target.”On that mission every change, no matter how small, […]

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Is Your Name Nobody?

Judges 9:53 NKJV “But a certain woman dropped an upper millstone on Abimelech’s head and crushed his skull.”  Wow, some real drama and a historical victory for God’s children. However, one day as I read the account I related to it very personally.  In pastoral ministry I was often referred to as Carlotta or Ms. […]

“Managers have a plan, Leaders have a dream.”

  I am often asked, “What is the difference between managers and leaders?” Libraries’ are filled with books about the subject. Here are three ways that will help you understand the difference. First, are you counting value or creating value? If you are managing people you are counting value, not adding value. Only managers count […]

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“Vision: is it received, developed, or discovered?”

Father Theodore Hesburgh, former president of Notre Dame University said, “Vision is the essence of leadership.” Visionary leadership is knowing where you want to go, how to get there, and the three things required to make it happen: First, having a clear and compelling vision. Second, articulating and modeling it well. Third, getting your team […]

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How to avoid being overworked and feeling overwhelmed.”

Poor leaders find themselves running out of time while their direct reports lack motivation and are running out of productive work.  Great leadership is not about your personal production but your team’s production, especially when you are not around. Delegation and deferring are two of your most important strengths as a leader. Doing them well […]

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“Developing Leaders versus gathering Followers”

According to the American Society of Training and Development, U.S.A. companies and organizations, profit and nonprofit, spend more than $170 Billion annually on leadership-based curriculum and training. “Training” is the number one reason leadership development fails. You don’t train leaders, you develop leaders. You train animals who have very little, if any, reasoning power.  When you treat […]

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“The Paradigm” Book of the Month

Is it possible that this ancient paradigm has determined and is determining not only the American presidency but also the timing of current events, in some cases even down to the exact dates? Could a mystery from the ancient Middle East have foretold the course of current events more accurately than any poll or pundit? […]

Dominion Empowers

It should be abnormal for a Christian not to have an appetite for the impossible. It has been written in our spiritual DNA that we are to hunger for the impossible. Repentance means you change your way of thinking.   “Do not conform (be influenced) any longer to the pattern of this world, but be […]

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Developing Leaders vs Gathering Followers

Developing Leaders vs. Gathering Followers Your ultimate long‐term success as a leader will be determined by your ability to develop a team of leaders…those who know how to lead to the future and not just manage the present. In order to fulfill the vision, you must be able to guide the way the team works […]