Nov 22

Blessings for Our Leaders – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Our leaders are BLESSED!! Some know this truth…others have no clue. Leadership is a spiritual gift from God (Romans 12:8), meaning that God has equipped His leaders for the work that is being accomplished. As a blessed leader, we have a higher responsibility to lead in an excellent manner. That is, lead with enthusiasm, zeal, motivation and no personal motives.

Lead your people as if your life depended on it…in essence it does! Be a positive example at all times and reveal God’s love every step along the way. This will instill to others the blessings that we enjoy, each and everyday!

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Nov 15

Lead by Example – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

You’ve heard the phrase – “Lead, follow or get out of the way.” Yes, while true, let’s rethink this.

Would you follow yourself? If so, keep up with the integrity, ethics, character and mannerisms that launched you toward leadership. If not, what would you change?

Here is one major suggestion: Read a leadership book once per month. It will change your thinking and behaviors so that others will be inclined to follow you. One change can create significant results.

Try it…lead by example.

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Nov 08

Leading at Your Best – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Being and becoming a great leader requires your focus, dedication, persistence, patience and grit. I know – as a pastor as well as mid-level and senior-level in the federal government ranks for over 20 of my 34 year career, I’ve seen all types of personalities and abilities under my care as a supervisor, manager and leader.

I order to successfully maneuver through the challenges of leading others, here is what it takes:

Focus – requires you to laser in on the people that you are leading. Get to know them and their families

Dedication – be completely dedicated to their cause and what makes them tick. They will appreciate it when they feel valued

Persistence – stick with it. Do not give up on your people even when they choose to give up on themselves. Find a way to have them to believe in themselves

Patience – it takes a while to break through the hard shells of some of your people. That’s okay! Keep pressin’…

Grit – be “thick-skinned” as you work hard to lead you people. It takes a tough persona as you work through many obstacles, but you will persevere as good leaders always do.

Leading at you best requires all of the above. Get to it!!

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Nov 01

Reach A Million – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Today is my 1st day of post-retirement following 34 years of total federal service combined with my private industry experience as well. Following a weekend of wonderful celebrations, I now embark on chapter two in this beautiful life – leadership development training for the current and next generation of leaders. To this end, I eagerly anticipate signing a multiple book contract with a major publisher in the coming days (this month) as an extension to all of the training, coaching and mentoring that will take place around the globe.

On this post-retirement adventure, I ask you to please join me in prayer as I solicit 10,000 family and friends to reach 100 each so that, ultimately, we reach 1 million readers. It is my hope that 1 million-plus people around the world have a thirst and hunger to be better leaders and manager with the intent to make this world a better place. Would you join me in this simple prayer?:

“Heavenly Father, in the spirit of educating and equipping a new generation of excellent leaders around the globe, I pray that 100 people that You designate will read and apply the contents in the “Leadership – With A Servant’s Heart” book series, authored by Kevin Wayne Johnson. I pray that, as a direct result, the difference will be heartfelt by these readers as well as the recipients of the practical and life-changing leadership principles and strategies that are read. Thank you for answered prayers. In Jesus Name – Amen.”

Repeat this prayer just once per week and collectively we will reach the next generation of leaders – together!!

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Oct 25

Wednesday Word – Keep pressing…

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

On this day, I cannot help but to think about perseverance and patience as it relates to our individual goals, aspirations and dreams. Too frequently, we give up when things get tough. While I can relate, and understand, this brief setback, it should nor EVER keep us from pressing forward.

As I writer/author, I have to deal with rejections from publishers, writers conferences, conventions and sometimes, my submitted articles for magazines. Guess what? Rejections do not deter the original plan. It’s just a minor bump in the road as I continue along the pathway.

Be encouraged today…keep pressing toward your goals and do not give up. The payoff is coming…

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Oct 18

Leaders are Winners – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

John Maxwell teaches that “Leadership is influence…nothing more, nothing less.” Influencing others to follow our example is a critical attribute to leadership and its positive effects. As a leader in my home, my workplace, my church, my business and my books that I write, I welcome and embrace my coveted role, in part, because I know that I am influencing others. This is accomplished through my mannerisms, character, what I say (words), what I do (actions),  and how I interact with others (behavior).

As you begin your day today, think about how you influence others. Your unique leadership style that is on display today will influence others for a lifetime.

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Oct 11

Leadership at its Core – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

How do you know that you are actually ready and equipped to lead an organization, its people and/or the multiple initiatives that are required your undivided attention? Well, while there is no “1” answer for all, there are some basic principles and strategies that we need to maximize our success. They are:

Delegation – be comfortable when you assign work to others that they will perform

Attention-to-detail – pay close attention in the beginning, get good instructions and check in periodically

Trust – build a team around you that you can trust, short and long term

Appreciate – give applause regularly, publicly and privately, based upon the personality of your team. That may not say anything, but it is appreciated by them

Training – provide needed training on a recurring basis to keep skills sharp and crisp

Love – show unconditional love for all, both customers and staff. It goes a l-o-n-g way

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Oct 04

Support – Wednesday Word

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

On this day, I want to reminder us all (including myself) to lend a hand to others through our unwavering support. As a leader and pastor, I am always seeking ways to support others by bringing out the BEST in them. To this end, I have forged key partnerships and friendships with people from ALL walks of life as a means to support them in their respective endeavors.

Last week, one of the area schools called me to ask if I could speak some words of encouragement to 1,500 elementary and middle school students, and their fathers, for their men’s day program. I said “YES.” As a sign of support, I will inspire and motivate them all to doing their best in everything that they do – and to show support for others. We demonstrate our support as follows:

Availability

Unselfishness

Willingness to commit

Acknowledging others

Valuing others

Will you show your support today. Change a life and smile!!

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Sep 27

Composure – Wednesday’s WORD

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

Inhale, then EXHALE. Try it 3 more times!!

These are simple, yet practical, steps that we can take to gain, or regain, our composure. Sometimes, life throws us a curve and we need to react with care, forethought and precision. In many instances, HOW we react will determine the positive or negative outcomes. Since we are seeking a positive outcome, we need to maintain our composure to influence the outcomes.

Again…inhale…hold for 7 seconds…now exhale. Try it 3 more times.

Maintain your composure. Life happens…be prepared.

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Sep 20

RESPECT – Wednesday’s WORD

By Kevin Wayne Johnson | Authors , Books , Christian Living , Christianity , Devotions , Interview , John Maxwell , Leadership , Podcasts , Religion , Spirituality , Uncategorized

As we awaken of this day, we are still witnessing devastation across the globe as storms, monsoons, floods, earthquakes, hurricanes, forest fires and mudslides reek havoc upon our fellow man and woman. Let’s have compassion as they ensure these massive storms and lose material items that they value and cherish. Please give your time, prayers and resources to help – by the grace of God, it could have been us!!

R – realize the pain that other feels as a result of massive loss of item or lives

E – expect the need for help and standby to assist

S – seek God on what you should do today and the coming weeks

P – prepare your heart and mind to do whatever you can to help others

E – be eager to offer assistance, whatever you can

C – care for their well-being

T – take the time to observe the damage and feel their pain.

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