Arrow Leadership Blog

Arrow Leadership is passionate about equipping leaders in the everyday. We provide regular Leadership Blogs for the Australian Christian leadership context however they are easily transferrable by all leaders. Authors include the Arrow Staff, Board, Arrow leaders and other special guests.


Scott Wellard

COVID has seemed like a lot of doors are shut but is there an opportunity to bring light into the darkness? This week on the blog Scott Wellard, church pastor and planter encourages us to see a door open – will you walk through?

Evan Englezos

For us to flourish in our leadership, creativity is required. Urgently, we need to agilely pivot to the unknowns, seizing opportunities for creativity by letting go of past practices and lead differently as God leads through us. This week on the blog Evan Englezos invites us to think creatively about how we lead others in this season.

Kylie Lau

The demands of leadership can be so all consuming at times that when God is tapping us on the shoulder, trying to tell us something or show us something, we can be so invested in ‘good work’ that we miss Jesus all together. This week on the blog Kylie Lau reminds us of the times Jesus’ disciples missed God and how as leaders it’s imperative that we walk closely with the one that called us here in the first place.

Will Small

Words hold incredible weight. This week on the blog, poet, author and founder of ‘Lead by Story’, Will Small encourages us to think about the words we use and how we can use them to influence and impact those entrusted to us to lead.

Kimberly Smith

What do leaders, Baluga Whales and bats have in common? We all send out signals to find ourselves and identify what is happening around us. However, the reality of this season marked by various stages of remote working, isolation and restricted gatherings is that many of our mechanisms for ‘echolocation’ have been removed or limited. This week on the blog Kim, experienced leader, communicator, author and great friend of Arrow, explores how as leaders we need to fill the gap where echolocation isn’t currently working.

Aash Parmar

In the disrupted world we’re all living in right now, how can we disrupt helpfully and healthily the processes and procedures that are holding us and our organisations back? Aash Parmar talks, this week on the blog about how to hone your gifts and disrupt the disrupted.

Liam Glover

As wearing masks in public becomes the new normal for so many, our Executive Director, Liam Glover explores the impact wearing masks can have on us as leaders, those around us and the Kingdom of God.

Anna Burke

Fundraising can feel like a necessary evil for those of us that have to undertake the task. On the blog today, experienced and recognised fundraiser and member of the Arrow Board, Anna Burke, encourages us to shift our focus and take the fear out of fundraising.

David Browne

Whose voice rings the loudest in your mind and heart when you’re trying to re-invent, start again or you're in crisis mode? Today on the blog we read a big lesson from a small-town vicar – The vicar of Dalby.

Cath Tallack

As we begin to lead people out of a tough season and into a “new normal” are you sure that God has gone before you? Cath Tallack looks to the Scriptures to understand the value of being at the back of an almighty God when leading people into the unknown and impossible.

Liesel Houghton

Disorganisation can lead to real feelings of depletion. Plus it’s not a great way to start or end your week. Check out Liesel’s productivity encouragement around Weekly Reviews. How to use them and why - this week on the Blog.

Cath Tallack

It can be lonely at the top right? Today on the blog Cath Tallack talks honestly about why it’s important to build structures around you to ensure you don’t find yourself lonely in leadership.

Nathan McElveney

Regardless of how far you are into your leadership journey, direction is constantly on the agenda of thought for Christian leaders. Today on the blog, Nathan McElveney addresses how a familiar question can impact not only our own direction but also be used in influencing and motivating those in whom have been entrusted to lead.

Cath Tallack

A healthy grip on control is something all good leaders grapple with, but especially now in this season of certainty. Cath Tallack goes to the Scriptures to find some help and encouragement to loosen that grip by remembering what’s important.

Rev Dr Melinda Cousins

The last few weeks have been filled with rapid change, re-invention, constant interruption and, in most leader’s lives, increased anxiety. However, one thing has not changed - Jesus. Jesus had a greater impact on the world and on our lives than any virus or world event ever had (or could), and so today we invite you to take some time to pause and remember why you’re here and why you’re doing what you’re doing, as you walk the Easter streets again.

Arrow Team

This time we've mixed things up a bit and filmed our blog. Our last blog was about Working from Home. This time we address tips around Leading from Home.

Arrow Team

Most people have bad memories of homework – perhaps in this season working from home can be surprisingly productive. Here are some tips from our team.

Dr Steve Brown

Leading amidst COVID-19 can be really overwhelming. As Christian leaders, by and with God’s grace, we need to lead differently. But how? Dr Steve Brown is a member of our global Arrow Community and gives his thoughts on leading in these chaotic times.

Liam Glover

Irrespective of the leadership context or the influence you carry, there are some guiding principles which might help navigate the current (and seemingly daily changing) times. Like you, I'm walking a leadership journey in a context that I neither expected nor have experienced before. I hope the following reflections help you as you walk this road too.

Brad Case

Don’t lead alone! Stories from young emerging leaders that remind us about the dangers of isolation and burnout.

Dr Tim Hawkes

We think we know ourselves, but there is evidence many of us don’t. Self-understanding is the pre-requisite to self-leadership and self-leadership is the pre-requisite to leading others.

Cath Tallack

The word plateauing provokes an image of staying the same, but in reality, plateauing leaders are really in decline. Are you at risk of plateauing in your leadership and what can you do to turn it around?

Martin Conway

Do you want to start 2020 fresh? Maybe you need to begin by looking behind you.

Mike Stevens

It’s January and before you know it Easter will be upon us. How do you make the most of the first month of 2020?

Em Seinemeier

Are you going through the motions of leadership without considering the need for learning? How would you answer the questions in this blog?

Liam Glover

What do Christmas leadings look like through a festive framework of Gifts, Holidays and Decorations?

Peter Stone

What is the normal relationship between ministry and governance in Christian organisations? Could it be more like a tango than a tug-of-war?

Dr Tim Hawkes

Are you a revolutionary leader? Perhaps this leadership style is required because the definition of leadership has become corrupted by the world.

Liam Glover

As a leader with ADHD Liam knows the challenges and opportunities associated with focus and attention when leading. Here are a few things he’s discovered leading in light of his ADHD.

Ed Vaughan

Think you don’t need to worry about burn out? Think again…

Rachel Glover

There’s a huge rise in spouses working together in ministry. But how do you do it well for both the sake of your marriage and the fruitfulness of the organisation?

Mark Dean

Love isn’t something you immediately associate with leading others but Jesus makes it’s pretty clear that’s how He wants us to live our lives. How are you incorporating love into your leadership?

Liesel Houghton

How many e-mails do you have sitting in your inbox right now? You might not be aware of the stress and anxiety that is causing you – Take the Zero Inbox Challenge!

Peter Carolane

Leaders often build teams with people just like them but there is power in diversity. Why should you hire people not like you?

Cath Tallack

Have you felt the tension of who gets the glory in Christian Leaders? Is it all God, do I get some? How do you manage the tension of Gifts, God and Leadership?