Pastor Doris G. Deckard

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Dallas, Texas, United States
Pastor Deckard is a native Texan and lives in Dallas with her family. She preached her first sermon in 2004 and was ordained in 2008. Pastor Deckard has continued to preach and teach at Church of the Solid Rock. She has made her life all about service and participated in many workshops and seminars, from parenting symposiums to diversity conferences along with speaking engagements. Pastor Deckard has traveled locally and internationally, preaching and singing for the Lord. She is a Partnered Ally with the University of North Texas Equality and Diversity Programs and received many awards for her various community-outreach programs and volunteer services. One ministry very close to her heart is Sand Branch. As a Preacher of the Gospel, Pastor Deckard desires to introduce more souls to Christ as she encourages others to focus more on spirituality and their relationship with the Lord. Pastor Deckard founded D. G. Deckard Ministries in 2007, a 501c3 Christian organization. She is also the founder and Pastor of Church the Solid Rock, Dallas TX; a place of worship, acceptance and spiritual growth.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Great Leadership


"Leadership and domination are NOT synonyms."
-Tracy Brown

Effective leaders have great power. They are influential; they are trend setters. They are people others follow. But the people who follow, support and admire great leaders are followers by choice. Both domination and leadership require clear vision and personal strength. Both require you to make difficult decisions, sometimes with limited information. And both result in a group of people doing what you have pronounced as important and valuable. But the two approaches to getting things done is very different. Despite what some people in powerful positions believe, you are not a leader simply because you have power over others. Some people might follow your orders because they are paid to do so. Others might go along with your ideas because they don't want to makewaves. Many will do what you say because they are afraid to question or challenge you. But don't confuse your domination over them for leadership. Domination gets you results the way you want them for the reason you want them. Leadership achieves results everyone is proud of and invested in. Domination puts you in charge or your own little kingdom. Leadership puts you in charge of creating an environment that honors and provides for others. Great leaders are strong and use their power to include and serve others.

Think . . . and act . . . like a leader!

Let us be examples of leaders who are trustworthy, caring, courageous and fair.

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