Summer Reading Plan: Relevant


The historian and moralist known as Lord Acton is credited with saying, “Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men.”

The “great men” Lord Acton referred to are those in positions of power—leaders and influencers. What a despairing viewpoint of something that was intended to be a God-given gift!

Have you ever wrestled with the desire to control?

In this month’s issue of Relevant Magazine, I’m sharing my thoughts on Leading When You’ve Lost Control.

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PLUS, as part of my Summer Reading Plan series, I’m giving away a one-year subscription to Relevant Magazine!

Leave a comment telling us how control has impacted you as a leader.

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One comment

  • Patty Tillman July 28, 2014  

    I think you hit the nail on the head when you gave the answer for releasing control is trusting in God’s control. In my experience, the more I felt like the results were up to me, the more insecure I felt and the more I tried to take control. But the more I strove to “make it work,” the more stress, weariness, and unhealthy team relationships. Realizing that only God can “make it work” and relinquishing control to Him brought peace, harmony, and the satisfaction of helping to fulfill His direction and purpose.
    Thanks for the great article!