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The Well-Differentiated Leader

A friend of mine put me onto Edwin Friedman’s “A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix”. I’ve just started it and am finding it fascinating–applying it to what I’ve read about leaders of social, political, or...

Two Great Objects

William Wilberforce commented after his Great Change (his conversion to Christ) that up to this point in his life and career, ‘My own distinction was my darling object.’ God began to move in his heart and he accepted a larger commission. ‘God...

Some Line of Usefulness

Samuel Wilberforce received the following advice from his “then famous” father, William Wilberforce. The father, concerned for his son, felt Samuel lacked the gravitas he needed in his run for Parliament. My dearest boy, remember my counsel. If you come...