Tag Archives: leadership

The Leadership Conversation: What is a Leader?

Do you identify as a leader? If you had asked me this question three years ago I would have called you crazy. I am an extreme introvert. As a result, the thought of being a leader—of telling people what to do or making decisions for a group—made me want to retreat to my quiet corner of the world and hide ...

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Leadership Essentials: The Next Generation Leader

Have you ever read seven books in just five weeks? Some of you avid readers out there are saying “Yes, easily!” The other affirmative responses are coming from former students of Artios Christian College‘s introductory course, LEA111 (Essentials of Vibrant Leadership). Over the five weeks of this course, students are required to read seven different books all on Christian leadership! Thankfully, ...

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Leadership Essentials: Embrace Contentment

According to Webster’s Dictionary the definition of content (adjective) is “satisfied with what one is or has, not wanting more or anything else.”  In order to find contentment as a leader, one must know their strengths and weaknesses. Being an effective Christian leader means being content with the authority given. It means not rushing to run your own game plan ...

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Leadership Essentials: Clarity of Vision

In 1966, Star Trek first aired on television. It featured gadgets such as the communicator, wireless earpieces, the hypospray, and the medical tricorder. Fifty years later all those devices have materialized in our world. We have flip-phones, Bluetooth, jet injectors, and the Scanadu SCOUT medical device. The visionary behind Star Trek, Gene Roddenberry, not only imagined a future world with ...

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Leadership Essentials: Communication and Clarity

One of the most practical qualities of a leader is his or her ability to effectively communicate. Effective communication is particularly an essential ingredient in everyday Christian leadership. This quality requires intentionality. More concisely, it requires clarity. In Artios Christian College‘s introductory course Essentials of Vibrant Leadership (LEA11), students study several books on Christian leadership as they explore the essential ...

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Leadership Essentials: Character and Spiritual Leadership

Can you imagine a church leader who lacks personal character? Who gossips, who lies, or who cannot be trusted to keep his promises? Can you imagine a church leader who is unfaithful to his wife, to his family, to his church and to his God? Unfortunately, one need not imagine such a church leader. Church leaders who actually have done ...

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Leadership Essentials: Christ-Centered Character

We all remember the childhood game Follow the Leader. Whatever the leader does, you do. Wherever the leader goes, you go. We all understand leadership from an early age. We experience all kinds of leadership examples in our lives especially in the form of Christian leadership. While there are a number of characteristics vital to Christian leadership, none are more ...

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How to Avoid Small Talk (And Why You Should)

Does anyone really like small talk? “Hi! How are you?” “I’m well, thanks! How are you?” “I’m good!” And with that, social etiquette deems both individuals free to part ways. We make small talk countless times throughout each week. On auto-pilot we ask about the other person’s well being. No second thought must be given to their answer. We generally ...

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Artios Magazine’s Top Posts From 2017: Everyday Christians, Everyday Leadership

Over the course of 2017, Artios Magazine has covered much ground and addressed some heavy issues! We’ve published articles on everything from changing diapers and doing laundry to supporting same-sex attracted Christians. We’ve covered the importance of understanding our culture’s postmodern roots and why student loan debt isn’t an exception to the biblical rule. Through it all our mission has been to ...

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How a Debt-Free Grad Did College the Proverbs 22:7 Way

Proverbs 22:7 encourages debt-free living. The rich rules over the poor, and the borrower is the slave of the lender.” But what about student loan debt? For those wanting to earn a degree, student loans seem like the only real option. However, with the national student loan debt at $1.4 trillion, the number of student loan skeptics are growing, too. ...

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