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Weekend Words of Wisdom #8

Encourage the Heart Without encouragement and celebration, leaders would be missing the critical relationship with their followers. An encouraging word, a visit, or notes of support or recognition are all tools of a leader who desires a transformational relationship with his or her followers. Celebrations are important and an essential ingredient to organizational health. However,…

Succession Planning: 5 Critical Action Steps

 By Diane Kucala   Most organizations understand that making the right hiring choices and building teams is essential to success. However, to create sustainable legacy, succession planning must be nurtured. Organizations committed to succession planning and legacy are able to transcend one single era of people and imbed their mission and values across generations of people.…

6 Steps for Developing Future Leaders

 By Kirk Kramer and Preeta Nayak Developing future leaders is a long-term undertaking demanding ongoing attention. And often the biggest challenge can be knowing where and how to start. We have developed a few suggestions for nonprofit leaders just beginning their leadership development journey. 1. Begin at the Beginning Complete our “Leadership Development Diagnostic Survey.”…

What's Your Gift to a Next Generation Leader?

  By Andrea Buczynski Every leader has something to offer the next generation. Two different colleagues come to mind, neither of who would say they develop others. One, a superior vision caster and networker, put his thoughts together on casting vision in a short video. He then created an example and challenged the audience to evaluate him…

Part 2: The Path to Organizational Health

By Al Lopus As I discussed in Part I on The Path to Organizational Health, our research at Best Christian Workplaces Institute validates there are four steps in “The 4-D” cycle an organization can take to move towards organizational health. Those steps include: Discovery (appreciating and valuing) Dream (envisioning) Design (co-constructing the future) Destiny (learning…

Part 1: The Path to Organizational Health

By Al Lopus Our experience at Best Christian Workplaces Institute supports there are four steps in “The 4-D” cycle an organization can take to move towards organizational health. Those steps include : Discovery (appreciating and valuing) Dream (envisioning) Design (co-constructing the future) Destiny (learning and empowering to sustain the future) These four steps reflect an…

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…

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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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What is CLA?

Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We seek to build the body of Christ by building the people Christ calls to leadership.