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The Impact of One Decision By Scott Rodin

The One Decision Leaders Make that Drives Everything They Do In my work as a consultant for not-for-profit organizations, I ask one question to start almost every consultation: “How do you define success?” I have found that this question more than any other helps define an organization’s mission, values, and motivations. The same is true…

Ready or Not, Here Comes Change! By Alan G. Weisenberger

  Readiness for Change is up to you! Unless you’ve been asleep like Rip Van Winkle, you know that change is a constant in today’s world.  But just because it’s constant doesn’t mean we’re good at it. It would be easier if we all viewed it the same way.  But inevitably, while some are clamoring…

The Art of Strategic Thinking By William A. Horton

What is strategic thinking?  In Becoming a Strategic Leader, the authors state that strategic thinking can be defined as, “The collection, interpretation, generation, and evaluation of information and ideas that shape an organization’s sustainable competitive advantage.” Similarly, T. Irene Sanders in Strategic Thinking and the New Science, says thinking strategically involves a combination of an…

Shalom Leadership By Zenet Maramara

A Steward Leader Pursues Shalom Leadership The steward leader approach is closest to shalom leadership. Bakke Graduate University describes shalom leadership where the leader pursues reconciling relationships between people, people and God, people and their environment, and people and themselves. The leader works toward the well-being, abundance, and wholeness of the community as well as…

Cultivating Relationships By Howard Rich

Leadership is About Relationships As a leader, we influence best through relationships, not through position.  Without them, leaders cannot effectively and consistently address the issues of leadership development, ethics, fiscal responsibility, stakeholder relations, and stewardship practices.  Leaders deal with people; therefore, the best way to deal with issues is to learn to work well with…

Life on Loan By Dr. Scott Rodin

Steward Leaders Know Life is on Loan As steward leaders, we understand that all of life is on loan, and we respond by living lightly in this world as caretakers of that which is not ours. This results in a life of real freedom to which we respond with joyful obedience. These are the marks…

The Gift of Freedom

Praise God for the Gift of Freedom On this July 4th holiday, Americans celebrate the land of the free. As Christ-centered Americans we also recognize and celebrate the eternal freedom that is only found in the saving grace of Jesus Christ.  For both we give thanks! And you will know the truth, and the truth…

The Battle for Integrity By Dan Busby

  Recognize When the Battle for Integrity Begins While far from perfect, King David is one of the first ones we think of when the discussion turns to integrity. Asaph, the royal court composer, said David shepherded them with “the integrity of his heart and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands” (Psalm 78:72,…

Ignite Hearts of Generosity By Patrick Johnson

Ignite Hearts of Generosity with Your Leadership The old that is strong does not wither, Deep roots are not reached by the frost. – J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring What if you were 98 years old? Consider the year 1919 and imagine your town. Was it even recognizable?  Were there paved roads and…

I am a servant By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

“I am a servant of the Lord,” an Invitation to Transformation  “I am a servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Mary’s words capture the longing of a steward’s heart – an invitation to transformation. In embracing an uncertain path, Mary embarks on the most important work of a…

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