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Got Alignment?

 by Tom Okarma If you stop to think about it, leaders can significantly increase the impact of their nonprofit agencies without spending an extra dime. Say what? Let’s say your agency has: Experienced leadership-CHECK! A clear and compelling strategic plan-CHECK! The respect and support of the community where you operate-CHECK! A hardworking board and staff-CHECK! A cadre…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #9

Go Deep As I think of my own life and the counsel I would give to younger leaders, one foundational issue rises above all others – be a man or woman who goes deep in the word of God regularly and persistently. This practice goes far beyond formal training. it is marked by the study…

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.…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #7

Lead All The Time When you are the leader, all you have to do is walk into a room and the eyes turn to you to start the meeting, approve the agenda, offer or assign the opening prayer, manage the progression of topics, review the action steps, and disband. You may have delegated such responsibilities…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #6

The Measure of Character Being a great leader is far more than just focusing on achieving great results. Character-based leaders are winning the battle for the soul of their organizations. With daily vigilance, you can communicate your organizations values, focus on mission, stay on strategy, be the eyes that on one sees, and build community.…

The One Question That Changes Everything

By E.G. “Jay” Link  I like it when someone “cuts to the chase” giving me the bottom line of what they want to say without including all the details.  I am often guilty of helping people finish their sentences so they can more quickly get to the point.  I assume some of you might be…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #5

The Value of Self-awareness Leading people is complex, invigorating, and unusually humbling. For this reason it is vital that a leader clearly understand his or her strengths, as well as areas for improvement. Here are five questions I have found especially helpful in my own developmental journey: Am I truly committed to lifelong learning? Do…

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…

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…

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