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Learning How To "PARK"

Every Tuesday and Thursday, our students engage in powerful times of worship and hear from some of the best speakers in the world during our Highlands Collge chapel services. We were honored to hear from Pastor Charlotte Gambill, author, speaker, and lead pastor of LIFE Church in England who shared the importance of learning how to park.  Did you know that the majority of England citizens learn how to drive using a stick shift? If you thought earning your license with an automatic car was nerve-wracking, imagine the pressure of shifting gears, pressing the clutch, and trying not to drift down a hill at a stoplight during a driver’s test. When Pastor Charlotte drove an automatic car for the first...

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Perseverance in Ministry

Perseverance: Continued effort to do or achieve something despite difficulties, failure, or opposition Hebrews 12:1-3: "Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart." The first thing that comes to mind when I hear the word perseverance is long distance running. Like most of...

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Five Questions That Will Maximize Your Leadership Potential

Chancellor Chris Hodges concluded the Impact Leadership Conference with a Lunch and Learn experience. The content shared was formed around the idea that good leaders ask great questions. He provided five practical questions leaders can ask themselves to help reach their maximum potential.  1. "The Clarifying Question:" What is the clear measurable win? To lead effectively, you have to know the clear objective of your life. Leaders need to have a clear vision for the reason why they do the things they do. Once you see the vision, you need to communicate the vision clearly. You need to stress how you share the vision because language creates culture. Language enables both your team and your customer to take your journey...

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Three Ways to Successfully Develop Yourself as a Leader

Over 3,300 Birmingham business leaders gathered to learn from a few of the nation’s top leadership experts at Impact Leadership Conference. One of the speakers, Dr. John C. Maxwell, requested all of his event proceeds from Impact Leadership Conference benefit Highlands College, a higher education institution where learning, mentoring, relationships, and spiritual growth are top priorities. “I support Highlands College in every way because I know this school is going to make a difference,” says Dr. Maxwell. In his session, Dr. Maxwell equipped guests with three effective leadership changes that will positively enhance organizational and personal growth.  1. Continually learn, unlearn, and relearn. The cycle of success contains 5 phases: testing, failing, learning, improving, and then re-entering the cycle. Success...

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How to Achieve an Infinite Mindset

  Impact Leadership Conference hosted over 3,300 Birmingham business leaders where they learned from a few of the nation's top leadership experts. One of the speakers, Simon Sinek, posed an interesting concept of viewing our work not as a finite game, but as an infinite one. A finite game has known players, fixed rules, and a set objective with an end. An infinite game has known, and unknown players, unfixed rules, and the aim is to perpetuate the game. The problem we face in the workplace today is that too many leaders don't understand the game they are playing. Many of our organizational leaders are playing with a finite mindset in a game that does not end. Their goal is...

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