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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.…

The Battle for Integrity

by Dan Busby 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, KVJ). David led Israel with…

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Welcome to CLA

Welcome to the Christian Leadership Alliance blog. We  believe if you value the importance of  learning, growing, and achieving all you’ve been called to do as a leader, then it’s no accident you are here. Today we launch this new blog by introducing you to who we are, what we do, and what you can…

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Executive Leadership

But among you it will be different. Whoever wants to be a leader among you must be your servant. ~ Matthew 20:26 The authority by which the Christian leader leads is not power but love, not force but example, not coercion but reasoned persuasion. Leaders have power, but power is safe only in the hands of…

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