Monday, October 22, 2007

The Debate

a Jesus thought...
He has filled the hungry with good things, and the rich he has sent away empty. (Luke 1:53)

a Godly thought...
Wesley considers that there are degrees of grace and faith starting with the a) ignorance of God to the b) fear of God to the beginnings of the c) love of God and ultimately to the perfection of that love. (p162 Webb)

a leading thought...
Whether you're an untested rookie or a successful veteran, if you want to be a champion tomorrow, be teachable today. (p147 Maxwell)

a Dave thought...
I found the debate fascinating last night between Howard & Rudd with the concept of making this public prime time viewing an interesting campaign strategy. Channel Nine opted for a "worm" reaction — 65 per cent of voters who participated scored the debate for Mr Rudd, 29 per cent for Mr Howard. In Mr Howard's favour however is the fact he has lost every public debate on record but still wins the elections.
So how important is it to think quick as a leader and have the right phrases and language to wow your audience? I say it is a good show stopper but the best leaders don't rely on it. I liken it to the church with a preacher who is fantastic for their hour in the spotlight on Sunday but overall is an average leader for the other 167 hours in the week.
So do we follow people who are quick thinking, good looking, and stage dazzling or do we back the leader who has produced fruit, exhibits character and develops a strategy that works when they are off the stage as well as on it?

Just a thought.

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