Show cover of Governing God's Way

Governing God's Way

Governing God's way is transformational leadership through the practical application of Kingdom principles, to inspire transformative change within ourselves and within our spheres of influence. It's how Jesus did it. It is the essence of this podcast. Timeless principles for times like these. Produced by What The Huck Productions | Support this podcast:


Leading Like Jesus
Who is this Jesus?  Up to and including Resurrection Sunday, my goal is to bring clarity and bring it down to ground level, the person and leader Jesus the Christ was as fully God and fully man. Through daily postings of 5 principles of leadership from Jesus and through this weekly podcast. None of his leadership principles were rooted in religion. His life wasn't a religious one. In fact, it was the religious who hated him and who would eventually wrongly accuse and crucify him. He was and is, and is to come -- King. He was God in the human body of Jesus.  Fully God. Fully man. The King of Glory! He left us with so much truth. How to live and how to lead. If you don't know him. He is the most important person you will ever know. And he left us as leaders, the blueprint for leadership. --- Support this podcast:
16:57 3/13/23
The Leader God Promotes
The characteristic most identifiable with the very character of God - the characteristic He looks for in leaders he promotes. What every leader and aspiring leader should know! --- Support this podcast:
18:56 2/24/23
Saying Goodbye to Christians In Public Service
All of life is seasonal, even our work. Solomon writes in Ecclesiastes 3:1: “To everything there is a season, a time for every purpose under heaven..." Christians In Public Service was founded in 2013 by public servants for public servants in a season for a time and purpose. That season as with all seasons has given way to a new season. This episode introduces the new season and you will learn how to know when a season in your life has ended and God is calling a new one into existence.  --- Support this podcast:
36:34 2/9/23
Don't confuse achievement with success. God's measure of success... --- Support this podcast:
01:43 1/27/23
There Is No Retirement From Our Work
Jesus said in John 9:4, "I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is day; the night comes, when no man (or woman) can work."  We must do the same. We can retire from our job - perhaps even quit or get fired from our job. But we can neither quit nor be fired from our work. There is a difference, and  this episode explores and explains why we should never look forward to "retiring." When it comes to our work, there is no such thing. --- Support this podcast:
26:51 11/24/22
Make Sure What You Hear Is Right Before You Fight
We all have advisors. As leaders we need them - but what if the advice is wrong? Miscalculated? With ulterior motives? Learn a great leadership principle taken from the life of first century leader, King Hanan. Know when what you are being advised is of God or from the Adversary.  --- Support this podcast:
22:22 6/23/22
The Leader People Will Follow
If people follow you because they are paid to follow you, you're not a leader but a paycheck. Great leaders? People will follow them to the moon and back even if they didn't receive a dime because what they receive in return, money could never buy. The greatest leaders throughout history could never afford to pay the thousands who followed them. Yet, together, they changed their world. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. is a great example. David hid out in caves, had no money to pay his men, yet hundreds of men followed him from the cave to the kingdom. What endears people to leaders? What will endear them to you? This podcast tells you. And it has nothing to do with money. --- Support this podcast:
19:50 6/10/22
ENCORE: How Satan Takes Down and Takes Out Leaders
Satan is real. Satan hates you. And when it comes to taking out God's people -- especially those in authority, his plan is sure. His plan has worked since the beginning of time. And many if not most are completely unaware of how he works, when he works and how his brilliancy outshines, outmaneuvers and outlasts the best of leaders. No leader - no matter how many degrees on the wall, endorsements behind their name, years of serving and leading, wealth or pedigree - no leader since the original, Adam, is off-limits. He even tried his tried-and-true plan of takedown on Jesus in the wilderness. But Jesus had his number. This podcast will equip you the same.  If you lead, take heed -- you have a diabolical, crazy smart adversary who knows you better than you know yourself --- get to know him the same so that you can fight back and win. --- Support this podcast:
22:14 2/12/22
What it Takes to Lead Well in Difficult Times: A Conversation on Leadership with Ambassador Ron Kirk
The Honorable Ron Kirk is the first African American elected as Mayor of the City of Dallas. He led the amazing transformation of a sleepy downtown Dallas to a city within a city - brimming with a bustling nightlife, parks, trendy restaurants and attractive downtown living. Unheard of before his term as Mayor. He led major expansion of thoroughfares, led the effort in pulling off what many said could not be done - bringing together voters and populations long at odds, divided by race and socio-economics, across the north/south divide; and, with tremendous opposition winning by a hair, the referendum to build the American Airlines Center, Victory Park --- resulting in a domino effect of economic development, business relocations and the Dallas that many have come to love today. Catching the eye of President Barack Obama, the President would name Mayor Kirk as U.S. Trade Representative. Ambassador Kirk shares with us techniques and tools, attributes and skills necessary to lead well - especially needed in the tumultuous political climate today.  An intriguing conversation on what it takes to lead, connect and motivate.  A conversation every public servant leader would do well and be blessed to listen. It doesn't get any better. What it takes to lead and finish well. --- Support this podcast:
51:18 2/9/22
The Adequacy of Inadequacy
One of the major ways you will know God has called you to do something  will be a nagging sense of inadequacy to meet the demands of the task, let alone accomplish it. Feelings of inadequacy are often confirmation that you are right where God wants you to be to accomplish what He has purposed you to do --- but only through Him! --- Support this podcast:
02:02 12/6/21
Changed Plans
A change in plans beyond our control will prove to be a blessing, though at the time it seems like the end, defeat or total loss. God never loses nor do we when we trust His change in our plans. Listen and be encouraged!  --- Support this podcast:
02:08 11/29/21
The Rabble
Hell-raising it seems is the order of the day today. This isn't new. Hell-raisers joined in with the Hebrews in their trek across the wilderness -- and it cost them dearly. Be careful how you join in with people today who always have an ax to grind or feel the need to raise hell. It can cost you dearly. --- Support this podcast:
02:13 11/22/21
"You Can!"
Challenge that giant everyone says can't be defeated. Run for that office. Go for that promotion. Do what others say is impossible. God has equipped you for YOUR path. Don't live to regret not having taken it. --- Support this podcast:
02:10 11/15/21
Let 'em Talk
Stop looking to people for validation because elevation comes only from God. --- Support this podcast:
01:46 11/8/21
"Why You're There"
Some things some people want to do, but won't because of your presence. That is exactly why God has placed you there! --- Support this podcast:
02:02 11/1/21
If you wait until you have "enough" you will never have "enough." God has already provided everything you need to do the work He has given you to do. You really do have enough! --- Support this podcast:
01:54 10/25/21
Christian Nationalism: A Conversation with Amanda Tyler and Frank Schaeffer
From Texas to Georgia to Arizona to DC. School boards, churches, city councils, state legislatures what is going on in American government today? With politicians and policymakers? Why are evangelicals acting so unevangelical? Christian nationalism is playing a major role in policymaking today. It's not just Republican v. Democrat. It is an insidious and perverted theo-political philosophy that is a cancer eating away at Christianity. A majority of white evangelicals are complicit and it is having a negative impact on Christianity in America. For the first time, Christian nationalism has major influence on public thought and policymaking. As a leader, as a voter, as an American, listen to what Amanda Tyler and Frank Schaeffer, two sought-after speakers on the topic have to say about this important topic and movement that not only presents a threat to our democracy but to Christianity itself in America. Not hyperbole. Fact. --- Support this podcast:
68:18 10/20/21
"Go Forward!"
You sense God has given you the answer you've prayed for but you are afraid to act on it. He is telling you today what He told Moses in the wilderness, "Go forward!" --- Support this podcast:
01:55 10/18/21
Not Meant to Fit
 Resist the pressure to fit in to be in. --- Support this podcast:
01:49 10/11/21
Equally Yoked
A conversation with two power couples in Texas politics - Jim and Chief Justice (Ret.) Carolyn Wright-Sanders, former Chief Justice, Fifth Court of Appeals of Texas; and Aaron and Honorable Erleigh Wiley, Kaufman County District Attorney. An inspirational and informative conversation for our time. Marriage. What it takes to be the strong spouse of powerful women always in the spotlight and the need to sacrifice so much. Leadership. Overcoming unimaginable challenges and odds out of the eye of the public while still maintaining the professionalism and commitment demanded in high-profile positions.  The value and rewards of finding and walking in your purpose. The absolute faithfulness of God.  Public servant leadership at its finest.  Listen and come away in awe of how God really does order our steps and meet seemingly the most impossible need in the most improbable ways. --- Support this podcast:
76:15 10/7/21
As a leader, when God is going to use you mightily, He is going to first send you through some mighty tough stuff. Count on it. Not to harm you, but to prepare you for an even greater work! --- Support this podcast:
01:51 10/4/21
"No Fear" - A Conversation with Honorable Helen Giddings
Helen Giddings is President of Multiplex Inc., a specialty concessions company, which she founded in 1989.   Ms. Giddings served in the Texas House of Representatives for 26 years.  During her last term she served as Vice Chair of the State Affairs Committee and member of the House Appropriations, and the Calendars Committee.  For three terms, she chaired the Business and Industry Committee. The Speaker of the House appointed her to the Texas Legislative Council Governing Board, the Supreme Court of Texas Permanent Judicial Commission for Children, Youth and Families, and the Joint Interim Committee on Alzheimer’s Disease.  She is the past Chair of the Texas Legislative Black Caucus and currently serves as Honorary Consul for South Africa. With a profound interest in the arts, Ms. Giddings has served on many boards including the African American Museum, Dallas Symphony Board, Dallas Summer Musicals, Dallas Historical Society, and the Dallas Theater Center.  Her contributions led to the African American Museum naming a room in her honor and the City of Lancaster naming its Amphitheater for her. Strongly committed to public service, she has served as the Board Chair of the Dallas Black Chamber of Commerce, Vice-Chair of the Dallas Transit Board, member of the Dallas Planning Commission, State Bar Grievance Committee, and the Dallas County Grand Jury. Ms. Giddings serves as Chair of Black Women Empowering Black Women, which is a committee of the Western Area of The Links, Incorporated.  Additionally, she chairs the Women’s Leadership Summit, and serves on the Methodist Health System Board. Ms. Giddings has been featured in Black Enterprise and has been recognized by Ebony Magazine as one of the 100 Plus Most Influential Black Americans. Public servant leadership at its finest. A trailblazer. Listen and be encouraged. Never quit. Never doubt yourself. Never fear. --- Support this podcast:
41:32 10/1/21
How to Talk Back to the Devil
The Devil is his title. Satan is his name. And he is after the control tower of our life. Our mind. If he can control our mind, he will control our life. As the control tower dictates what happens in the cockpit and on the runway - so does our mind dictate what happens in our life, for all of our life. A pilot isn't going anywhere until he or she has been cleared by the control tower. And our life isn't going anywhere if it isn't cleared by our control tower. Our mind. If the control tower is off, the entire flight will be off course and may even crash and burn. That's what the Devil wants - to take control of our mind so that he can run our life into the ground. If we allow him to take control of our mind, he will take control of our life. How? Because from the mind comes our emotions. Whatever controls the mind, controls the emotions. Emotions control attitude and our attitude controls our actions. If he can control what you think he already knows what you will do. Never let the Devil have the last word. If you do, it will be the last of you. This podcast teaches you how to effectively talk back to the Devil -- taking our cues from Jesus. Taking authority and putting him in his place - under our feet! --- Support this podcast:
42:02 9/20/21
The Great Equalizer
"At the end of the game the king and the pawn go back in the same box." - Italian Proverb No matter how important we believe ourselves to be, how brightly we may shine in the limelight, or how hard we may toil in dim anonymity, death is the great equalizer. In the end only this will matter to God -- Did we do what He positioned us to do for His glory? And, did we genuinely and selflessly serve His people?  That’s what Nehemiah did. It’s why in the end --- after he had overseen the rebuilding of the wall; and, had taken care of the needs of the people even at the expense of his own comfort and ease, he prays to God in Nehemiah 13:31 his last recorded words, “Remember me, O my God, for good.” That’s legacy in leadership. You and I should be living and serving not for the next office, title or position, but for our legacy.  When it's all said and done, how will you and I be remembered? On your first day in office, you should be thinking about your last. And serve with the end in mind... --- Support this podcast:
17:47 8/26/21
When the Glory Fades
No matter the office, no matter how long we serve or how well we serve, the glory one day will fade. And only when our plans and purpose align with God’s plans and purpose will we have been counted a success. Five things every public servant leader should know, learning from the legacy of the longest serving Governor of our State - former Texas Governor Rick Perry. --- Support this podcast:
22:01 7/22/21
Admission Takes Away Their Ammunition
In an effort to not look bad or worse, be thought of by people as being bad, we won’t admit wrong. The greatest defense we have is not to take offense to something we know we’ve done wrong. Because once we do, we have taken the bait of the Enemy, the bait of Satan and we become entrapped by cover-ups and deceit – which he knows and we all too late learn, will have no good end. Though what we did may have been bad, the worst thing we can do is try to cover it up. Own your past so that no opponent can ever own your future. No one can hold over you what you've owned up to. Run toward, not away from accusations and learn how to flip the script on your opponent. Learn what to do when an opponent smears you in order to embarrass you, shame you or harm your reputation by something you’ve done in your past, and how to flip the script and come out on top.  --- Support this podcast:
19:01 7/1/21
Positioned For Purpose
The most important role a government official played in the burial of Jesus. A role prophesied hundreds of years before Jesus was even born; and, what every public servant leader can learn from this official.  As a follower of Christ and representative of the Kingdom, God has positioned you for a higher purpose beyond politics. --- Support this podcast:
07:12 4/2/21
God, Do It Again!
How many times have you had to cry out to God, -- "Lord, help me just one more time... God, do it again!" I have. When most people hear or think of Samson, it’s always in the vein of Samson and Delilah and many know the story, of the deceptive Delilah and how she tricked Samson and had has hair cut – many believe, the source of his incredible strength. His hair wasn’t the source of his strength, but symbolic of supernatural strength that could come only from God. While Delilah certainly played a strategic role in Samson’s life aborting or so widely thought, aborting Samson’s leadership role as Judge over Israel, her role was cast by God to bring about his divine will. The devil is even God’s devil and every one of us are born and purposed by God to play a part in His kingdom’s unfolding story on earth. Samson was the most feared leader of his generation and physical strength-wise, unmatched in any generation to this day. The life and leadership of Samson is a beautiful word picture not of a deceptive lover, but of an awesome and covenant-keeping God; making and keeping an incredible covenant with what would be an incredibly brash and compulsive leader who, did not keep His part of the covenant, yet God kept his --  even until the end of Samson’s life. Let’s learn from the leadership and life of this unique leader from the book of Judges. You will be surprised. --- Support this podcast:
19:50 3/30/21
4 Key Words
This 7 minute podcast is so important. Before you even THINK about saying what you're going to do or planning to do, preface it with these 4 key words. For real. No joke. --- Support this podcast:
08:34 3/20/21
Outranked. Why humility, not hubris is one of the most key and important characteristics of leadership. Hubris is a dangerous thing, causing not only embarrassing downfalls, but it will make a fool of us. No matter how popular, smart, good-looking we are - how many and what degrees we have, races we've won, how high we rank on the political scale; or what our title is, there will always be someone who outranks us. Get a new view of humility. Get a new view of you. --- Support this podcast:
16:06 3/17/21