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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…

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…

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…

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…

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