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Chapter II "The Confidence of Gideon" Print E-mail
Written by Ray Fairman   
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The leader who desires to acquit himself well, must naturally exude confidence, a trait that must never be confused with arrogance. When beginning the climb toward a position that that entails the administration of certain powers, the embryonic leader often starts from a position of reluctance and eventually, with the proper seasoning and experience, arrives at their destination with the level of confidence required of that position. All too often, however, there remains the danger of allowing that confidence to take on a life of its own, especially when it is allowed to feast on the fruits of its labors unfettered. When that occurs, it often has a way of morphing the personality of the leader who allows that feasting to go unchecked into that of the dreaded "arrogant moron."

Keep reading to find out how God Taught Gideon a good lesson about confidence.

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"Patrolling The Jericho Road" Print E-mail
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You can hear anything in a law enforcement "locker room", I know because I have spent most of my life in them. Locker rooms are where "rookies" learn the "Real Story" from the tried and true "Vetranos" of the Street. Or so the veterans want the rookies to believe. 

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You Cannot Give, What You Do Not Have. Print E-mail
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Leadership is the greatest gift you can pass along to another generation. So why then is it so rare to find quality leaders in our current self-centered society?  I have been around either the military or law enforcement my whole life. I was born into a Marine Corps family and raised in JROTC and Scouting, until I was old enought to enlist in the Marines myself in 1963 at 17 years of age.
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God is Where You Take Him, Not Find Him Print E-mail
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Where does a person find God?
Who has the right to talk about God?
Where can God Go?
Where has God Been?
 
Want to Know more? Read on, McDuff, Read on!
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Chapter I - Leadership Briefing Print E-mail
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People have often accused me of speaking or writing over the heads of my audience. Those critics feel I should lower my expectations for those who listen to me or choose to read what I write. They just don't seem to understand Marines.  We just don't look at things that way. I feel that if I can influence a person to exercise, they will grow stronger and if that philosophy holds true for their physical body, it must also apply to their character and intellect as well. So as you prepare to read this book, get ready also to get actively involved in the manuscript. Argue with me, agree with me or disagree with me. Write in the margins, use a highlighter, challenge my ideas or feel challenged by them, but don't read the book and stagnate. Growth is dynamic and contagious. I have been growing as a leader for many years and my growth has not happened by chance, luck or accident. I have learned and am still learning more every day about what leadership is all about and how to improve mine by trial, error, effort, observation, education and the grace of God.

Keep reading and keep learning.

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Are You Destined To Lead Print E-mail
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This begins the long awaited series on "Leadership Lessons from God, " which I have entitled
 
"Are You Destined To Lead." 
 
Every other week I will add another chapter to the book I intended to publish as my second attempt. However, I have been led by The Holy Spirit to just put it out on the internet. To begin the journey I have started with a Dedication and Forward just as if I was publishing a book. I hope the 20+ chapters prove informative and interesting. 
 
 
"A Biblical Examination of Leadership

 

Skills and Principles"

 
By 

Chief Warrant Officer-4

Ray Fairman, PhD

 

United States Marine Corps (Retired)

"1963 - 1996"

 Christian Soldier (Active Duty)

"1962 - Present"

 "All that is required for evil to prevail is for good men to do nothing."    -- Edmund Burke

 "The mantle of leadership is a cloak that rides heavy on the shoulders of those who are selected to wear it"   --  "Gunner" Ray Fairman

 "To lead with honor, a man must always perform his duty with conviction, courage and compassion; He can never do more and must never do less."   -- "Gunner" Ray Fairman

 

 So lets  get started, Saddle Up and read on Mc Duff, read on.

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