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The One Question That Changes Everything

By E.G. “Jay” Link  I like it when someone “cuts to the chase” giving me the bottom line of what they want to say without including all the details.  I am often guilty of helping people finish their sentences so they can more quickly get to the point.  I assume some of you might be…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #5

The Value of Self-awareness Leading people is complex, invigorating, and unusually humbling. For this reason it is vital that a leader clearly understand his or her strengths, as well as areas for improvement. Here are five questions I have found especially helpful in my own developmental journey: Am I truly committed to lifelong learning? Do…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #4

Great Responsibility Jesus told his disciples in a parable about managers and servants that “from everyone who had been given much, much will be demanded and the one who has been entrusted with much, much more will be asked.” (Luke 12:48). Organizational culture requires attention. All the participants in the culture contribute, but organizations are…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #3

Embracing the High Calling If you are a leader who is serious about making a difference in your role, I suggest you consider the why of the responsibility you have been privileged to engage in. As a believer, you are gifted with a task that is too noble to describe merely as a profession. You…

Not Negotiable

by Rick Dunham I’m constantly amazed at how quickly those in leadership positions are willing to compromise in areas that should not be up for negotiation. A CEO willing to compromise the effectiveness of her organization by accommodating mediocrity A manager willing to compromise the team to placate a malcontent Board members willing to compromise the mission of…

Overcoming the Crisis of Character

By R. Bruce Bickel We’re at a crisis in our culture. It’s not a crisis of security, although that’s of prime importance to our citizenry. And it’s not a crisis of terrorism, although that’s an issue of concern for our world. The crisis that concerns me most is one that’s far more dangerous because it’s so subtle. It’s a…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #2

A Focused Leader The busier I get, the more focus is necessary for me to complete my priorities. With that focus comes the exclusion of other things – which may be fine unless one of the “other things’ is God. David is a real model for me in this. No doubt he often was distracted…

5 Strategies for Charting New Territory

By Dr.Halee Gray Scott In the 21st century, we are inclined to think that there are no unknown territories, no frontiers left uncharted. Yet, when Christian nonprofit organizations seek to equip millennial women for leadership, they are embarking, like Lewis and Clark, on a journey into terra incognita. The endeavor poses a double challenge because…

Set Free to Lead

By Dr. R. Scott Rodin For 40 years, my family and I have fished for salmon out of a tiny resort town in northwestern Washington. For about half of those years, we rented a small kicker boat from one of the local marinas. It was always stable, clean, in good repair, and equipped with a…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #1

The Inner Core Several years ago I read an assessment of essential leadership characteristics. In this study of successful leaders, the question being addressed focused on the one character trait common to all effective leaders. There were many traits the leaders held in common – discipline, vision, communication skills… One in particular caught my attention.…

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