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Leadership

John Maxwell says, “leadership is influence, nothing more and nothing less.”  I’d disagree only slightly.  Leadership is intentional influence.   The leadership lessons here are from mentors but also often from failures I’ve learned from in the past.  Let’s learn together to improve our organizational influence and our own personal leadership skills.
Arrowschild
Family
Joshua Jarvis

Parenting In The Storm

Raising kids during a storm is no different than outside the storm.   Instead of looking at this storm as a negative, let’s sieze the opportunity to spend more time parenting and building relationships with our children. Let’s use this time to craft arrows.

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Leadershift (1)
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

6 Things Leaders Must Do In A Changing Market

The market is always moving, but in 2020 we have the rare opportunity to make decisions to shift now. Every leader must do these 6 things in order to shift with the changing market. The leaders that do shift, end up with more market share and are in a better position for growth in the future.

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3 Stages Of A Biblically Based Missional Business
God
Joshua Jarvis

3 Stages Of A Biblically Based Missional Business

Going from starting a business to becoming a missional business isn’t easy.  It’s not dissimilar to the same process many describe for the journey of life.   For many, this is just the story of their life, one that strives for success.  However, a few individuals go from success to significance. How does a business do this?

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Don't Worry About Rivals In The Wilderness
God
Joshua Jarvis

Don’t Worry About Rivals In The Wilderness

We face challenges or puzzles in each season of our life.  Often the solution to move forward in this season isn’t going to be the solution that worked last time.  However, it might be something that you earned from the last season that helps you solve this problem.   Each puzzle builds experience for the next one.  The constant challenge and pressure of the game keep us focused on the solution.  

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How To Prioritize Your Life
God
Joshua Jarvis

How to Prioritize Your Life

Prioritization is more like making a covenant with yourself rather than a commitment or contract.  Meaning, it’s unbreakable, there is no negotiation.  There aren’t moments where it’s okay to deviate from the plan.  Priorities are something that should ORDER your life and ultimately make your life choices easier.   So what does that look like?

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Power Of No
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

The Amazing Super Power Of Saying No

Saying no is difficult for some people and organizations, however, learning to say no can help you harness this superpower to achieve great things. Saying no defines priorities creates value and brings crystal clarity to you or your organization

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All Great Leaders Are Born With This One Thing
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

Are Great Leaders Born Or Made?

Today I tackle the age-old question, are great leaders born or made? I’ve got a researched backed yet surprising answer for you. I’d love to hear from you what your thoughts are on leadership. Do you think great leaders are born?

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Finding Prophets A Case For Intentional Wise Counsel
God
Joshua Jarvis

Finding Prophets – A Case For Intentional Wise Counsel

Every person has an inner circle around them. The success of their life often is the result of those closest to you. John Maxwell, calls this the “Law of the Inner Circle.” In his book, the 21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership he says the Law of the Inner Circle is – “A leader’s potential is determined by those closest to him or her.”  One key to your success isn’t a leadership characteristic, it’s actually your relationships.

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Who Stepped In It Leadership Lesson
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

Who Stepped In It? A Leadership Lesson On Lying

Recently one of my children lied. Like an enemy combatant under interrogation, my child played this game of “how little can I give up.”  If you’ve ever caught a child in a lie, you know it’s very obvious.   I tried everything short of waterboarding and my child was not budging (the CIA would be proud). It was this exchange that made me think of poop.

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Waiting For Your David Moment
God
Joshua Jarvis

Waiting For Your David Moment

I don’t know about you but I’m waiting for my David moment.   The moment that God sends a Samuel to come and anoint me as King.  The moment that I run off and kill the giant, and rule the kingdom.  Find out why you might have already been “noticed” and not even realized it (I know I didn’t).

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Effective Leadership Is This One Behavior
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

The Key To Effective Leadership Is This One Behavior

Your effectiveness as a leader rises and falls on this one behavior.  To be effective as a leader you don’t need to be charismatic, educated or born with some innate talent. This behavior is not the one that gets all the press, it’s not the one you’ve read about in any of the popular books, yet it’s the single most important aspect of being an effective leader according to the research.  It’s something we do all day & if we are aware of it, we can improve. 

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2020 Goal Setting
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

One Question & System For A Better 2020

The end of the year is the best time to plan for the next. There is one system and one clarifying question that help me get more done each year and I outline that in today’s post. If you want to take it further I’ve also included my vision casting guide as a free download.

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How To Change Your Corporate Culture
Leadership
Joshua Jarvis

How To Change Your Corporate Culture

What do you do when your corporate culture (family or company) is a bad influence? Josiah had to deal with this very problem. He did 3 amazing things to turn the culture around. We can look to his example and do the same thing in our family, congregation or company.

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Financial Blueprint
Finance
Joshua Jarvis

Financial Rehab: The Blueprint

If there is one thing to do that will set you up for success financially, you’d want to do it, right? It’s the one thing most people never do and while it’s not easy, it is simple. At the end of this post, I’ve even included a free download to try to help you.

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