The Great Wall of China was built as a protection from the barbaric hordes of Mongolia.  It was 1,500 miles long, 12-40 feet thick and 20-50 feet high - too high to climb, too thick to break through and too long to go around.  In the first 100 years of the Wall's existence, China was invaded 3 times.  Not once did the hordes break the wall.  Each time they bribed the gatekeeper and marched through.  The fatal flaw in their defense lay in spending too much money in building the wall and too little money in building the character of gatekeepers

The Heart of Godly Leadership - Allan Webb

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The ultimate goal of leadership is to reproduce ourselves int the lives of our followers.  Leighton Ford writes, "Leaders are those who are able to divest themselves of their power and invest it in the lives of their followers, in such a way that their followers are empowered and the leaders themselves end with the greatest power of all, the power of seeing themselves reproduced in others."

The Heart of Godly Leadership - Allan Webb

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"Understanding and feeling the pressure of a situation is a fact of life, but allowing the situation to determine who you are and how you will respond is a choice."

The Art of Authenticity - Karissa Thacker

 

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