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15 LIFE AND LEADERSHIP LESSONS AFTER EIGHT DECADES ON THE PLANET

Dr. Hal Kitchings

09-17-2020

Gordon MacDonald has been a pastor and author for decades.  I guess my favorite book, and likely familiar to many of you, is Ordering Your Private World.  The book had and impact on me and has been a “game changer” for thousands of people through the years. 

When I saw he was interviewed by Carey Nieuwhof on one of his recent podcasts, I decided to listen closely.  He’s definitely in the 4th Quarter of life and I found the title intriguing.

What you have are the basic points of his fifteen point leadership lesson.  I hope you find it helpful as you continue your journey with Jesus.  I did.



15 LIFE AND LEADERSHIP LESSONS AFTER EIGHT DECADES ON THE PLANET

(By Gordon MacDonald)

1. Put the most significant people in your life first.

2. Never stop growing; explore new ideas and fresh ways to increase your knowledge.

3. Be more of a priest and less of a preacher to people.

4. Always keep in mind you will have to relinquish your titles, privileges and at some point, slip into obscurity.

5. Prepare for occasions when you will suffer, fail, face conflict, or experience some sort of loss.

6. Be trustworthy and dependable.

7. Be a spiritual father or mother to teachable people who may someday inherit your responsibilities.

8. Live modestly.

9. Expect to reorganize your inner life every seven to ten years.

10. Receive compliments or criticism with humility or humiliation.

11. Stay alert to all evil and temptations around you.

12. Be quick to say with sincerity, “Well done; I am sorry; or How can I help you?”

13. Always maintain a good relationship with a mentor.

14. Master the art of asking the penetrating questions that will open someone’s heart.

15. Retreat to the Cross regularly.


Until Next Time...

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