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Successful Succession Planning Insights By Mark L. Vincent

  Successful Succession: Continuous Organizational Leadership I’ve witnessed many succession plans, leadership transitions and led several during my career. These experiences led me to develop a theology of ending well, studying bible story accounts of when leadership succession worked and when it didn’t. I wanted to know if divine guidance was present in any of…

Point of Light By W. Scott Brown

A POINT OF LIGHT: A TRIBUTE TO PRESIDENT GEORGE H.W. BUSH Our nation lost a statesman, distinguished leader and a point of light on Nov. 30, 2018. President George H.W. Bush was a leader who embraced humility, always avoiding discussion of his “legacy,” but who nonetheless left behind a leadership legacy of dignity, grace, integrity,…

Getting Composed By Rob McKenna

Getting Composed Under Pressure Six months ago I finished the book Composed: The Heart and Science of Leading Under Pressure. I wrote the book based on my research over the last sixteen years on the strategies that enable leaders to to maintain a sense of themselves and a connection to others during the highest pressure…

Are You All-In? By R. Scott Rodin

  It’s All His , So Are You All-In? Have you noticed that throughout Scripture, with God, it’s all-in or nothing? “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength” (Deuteronomy 6:5). Though God’s people failed to obey, God makes this promise through His prophet,…

Legacy or The Long Play? By Rob McKenna

Which is it for You, Legacy or the Long Play? If I told you that much of your impact on others may not be realized for five, ten, or even twenty years, what would you think? I just finished watching a movie about Robert the Bruce, King of Scots. His story has some personal meaning…

All Praise and Thanks to God

All praise and thanks to the One Who is worthy! We discover over and over again in God’s Word that He, alone, is worthy of our praise. Our praise, adoration, and thanksgiving brings Him delight and increases our intimacy with Him. In Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica, he makes clear God’s will for us:…

Time to Let Go By Carmen LaBerge

Knowing and Accepting When It’s Time to Let Go It was time to let go and the Board chair solemnly referenced Philippians 3:12, “in order to take hold of new things, we have to let go. It’s time to vote to dissolve.” Letting go of programs that worked in the past is difficult. Letting go…

Listening for the Applause By R. Scott Rodin

What type of applause are you seeking? Leaders are exposed to opportunities to generate applause.  It can come in the form of commendation from the board, approval of our decisions by employees, recognition of our institution’s work by constituencies, admiration of our leadership abilities by co-workers, and words of appreciation from family and friends. Types…

When the Subject Line is You By Karen Moore

He knows you.  O Lord, You have examined my heart and know everything about me. You know when I sit down or stand up, You know my every thought when far away. – Psalm 139:1-2, NLT So Consider This God knows everything. He regards you very highly and no matter what is happening in your…

What Does Christian Really Mean? By Mark L Vincent

When an organization says it is “Christian,” it is quickly unclear whether it means: FOR Christians? BY Christians? FROM Christians? It gets further muddied by whether it is a B2B for other “Christian” entities, whether it is a ministry, service, or business, whether it primarily focuses on the Great Commission (evangelism) or the Great Commandment…


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