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4 Critical Compentencies Used to Measure Authentic Leaders

By John C. Reynolds Generally, authors in the leadership literature simply recognize a leader’s authenticity through the leader’s intentional process of positive actions that encourage transparent and open decision-making. The authors Goffee and Jones in their book, Why Should Anyone Be Led by You?   pen my favorite definition. Goffee and Jones say simply that,…

Liz Selzer: Thoughts on Authentic Leadership

Clarity of Purpose An authentic leader has clarity of God’s purposes and how they as leaders were lovingly and expectantly created to passionately join God in his vision for bringing hope to a hurting world. They see the beauty of gifting in others and work patiently and tirelessly to help people step boldly onto the…

5 Leadership Lessons from Running the Race

 By Mark Holbrook After more than 30 years in the CEO role, people are starting to ask me two questions: First, when am I going to retire? Second, have I learned anything in all that time? To the first question, it’s up to the Lord and my board. As for learning, here are some highlights…

How To Lead So People's Brains Can Function

 By Dr. Henry Cloud My client, CEO of a 20 billion dollar company, looked at me with one of those expressions that smart people get sometimes when something extra smart goes off in their heads, one of those thoughts that captures even their own attention. He looked at me, squinted, and said something like this…

Jenni Catron: Thoughts on Authentic Leadership

Learning from a Life Well Lived Last year I had the honor of serving for a day with Missionaries of Charity, the organization that Mother Teresa founded in Kolkata, India.  While I expected that day to reconnect my heart with the privilege of serving the fallen and forgotten of our world, I was not prepared…

Authentically Reflecting Jesus

 By Phyllis Hendry I don’t know about you, but my heart is racing to think about reflecting Jesus. And at this minute, I am running to the Father just as Jesus did. It’s the only way. We can’t do this on our own. Jesus modeled connection to the Father perfectly. Scripture shares how Jesus connected…

Leading in the Glory-strength of God

By Tami Heim Be assured that from the first day we heard of you, we haven’t stopped praying for you, asking God to give you wise minds and spirits attuned to his will, and so acquire a thorough understanding of the ways in which God works. We pray that you’ll live well for the Master,…

Billy Burnett: Thoughts On Authentic Leadership

Becoming an Authentic Replica Around 30 years ago there was a television commercial in which a popular singer was used to produce a certain pitch that would shatter a fine glass. then a voice-over would ask: “Is it live, or is it Memorex?”  The point of course was that you couldn’t tell the difference. Authentic…

Holly Moore: Thoughts on Authentic Leadership

Authenticity is Built on Trust The leaders who impacted me the most, early in my career, led with authenticity. I was open to their influence because the relationship was built on trust and open communication. Now, I am trying to emulate their example and continue to grow in my ability to lead authentically. It makes…

Seeking the Right Applause

 R. Scott Rodin A bookmark of mine carries a thought that has stayed with me throughout my years in leadership. It reads, “It doesn’t matter if the world knows, or sees or understands, the only applause we are meant to seek is that of nail-scarred hands.”  Leaders are exposed to opportunities to generate applause.  It can…

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