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Cultivating Relationships By Howard Rich

Leadership is About Relationships As a leader, we influence best through relationships, not through position.  Without them, leaders cannot effectively and consistently address the issues of leadership development, ethics, fiscal responsibility, stakeholder relations, and stewardship practices.  Leaders deal with people; therefore, the best way to deal with issues is to learn to work well with…

Life on Loan By Dr. Scott Rodin

Steward Leaders Know Life is on Loan As steward leaders, we understand that all of life is on loan, and we respond by living lightly in this world as caretakers of that which is not ours. This results in a life of real freedom to which we respond with joyful obedience. These are the marks…

I am a servant By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

“I am a servant of the Lord,” an Invitation to Transformation  “I am a servant of the Lord; let it be to me according to your word.” Mary’s words capture the longing of a steward’s heart – an invitation to transformation. In embracing an uncertain path, Mary embarks on the most important work of a…

Teaching Tips from Dr. Gary Hoag

Called to Teach God has gifted some of us to teach, but that does not make it easy! It gets complicated when we have to address controversial topics, when our audiences have a wide range of knowledge and varied expectations, or when God leads us into new teaching settings that take us far outside our…

Pride in Leadership By W. Scott Brown

  Pride in Leadership: The world’s perspective or God’s perspective? Pride is an ever-present temptation for leaders. In the world’s eyes pride in leadership may actually seem beneficial. Today, prideful leaders are often celebrated because they seem “successful.” By mere force of their seemingly self-assured personalities, they shake up the status quo and make change…

The Importance of Modeling By Alex McElroy

 Modeling –  What You See and What You Do In his book, Urban Apologetics, Christopher Brooks recounts the following story on the importance of modeling. On May 6, 1954, on the Iffley Road Track in Oxford, England, Bannister did what was previously assumed to be impossible, and, by physiologists of his era, even dangerous. He…

Heart Health By Mark L. Vincent

Steward Leader Heart Health I am a big fan of the Schumpeter column in The Economist. Several years back, the 2 August 2014 column, Decluttering the Company hit a nerve for me….hard. Two brief quotes from the article made the point, quoting Peter Drucker, “Much of what we call management consists of making it difficult…

Owning Your Work By Melinda Delahoyde

Do I Own My Work? “He worketh”.  Those were the words that greeted me in my devotion this morning.  The author goes on to say, “He shall perform the cause which I have in hand…my own particular work today… This is what I may ask Him to do for me and rest assured that He…

Outcomes Academy Online – Summer 2018

Outcomes Academy Online –  Summer 2018 The Outcomes Academy is Christian Leadership Alliance’s most in-depth professional learning experience. You can register and access it wherever your ministry travels take you this summer! The Academy is designed by subject matter experts to equip Christian leaders for operational excellence in eight core functional areas. Practical and full…

Enough Time By R. Scott Rodin

The Tyranny of Time Remember the last time you faced a day with back-to-back meetings, and then someone cancelled? It was as if you were given a gift of an hour, a precious 60 minute oasis in the middle of the fast moving stream of life. Perhaps you paused to consider the things you could…

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