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3 Critical Components of Leadership Development

By Dr. Kent R. Wilson There is no absence of opportunities today for nonprofit leaders to find resources to help them in their leadership development. There are seminars, workshops, conferences to attend, books to read, mentors to meet with, and groups to join. But are some forms of leader development more effective than others? A…

The Journey to Becoming

Ben Lee is principal at Olympia Elementary School in Danvers, IL, and leads the Christian Education Team at North Danvers Mennonite Church where he previously served as the community-based youth minister. What follows below are his reflections from the Biblical Foundations of Leadership module via the Christian Leadership Alliance Online Academy. Participants reviewed Scott Rodin’s outline…

CLA Webcast 2.27.14: Leading Organizational Transformation

Does your ministry need an organizational transformation? Find out how you can help facilitate revitalization, renaissance and reinventing in your organization and lead them successfully through this season in our upcoming webcast, “Leading Organizational Transformation” with Larry F. Johnston, Ph.D. Tune in Thursday, February 27 to learn key concepts and principles including: Why truly understanding change is critical.…

The Distinctive of Spiritual Leadership

By Ruth Haley Barton Many of us have a vague idea that there should be something different about our leadership as Christians—particularly if we’re leading a church or Christian organization—but the difference often gets reduced to a perfunctory prayer at the beginning of a meeting! What is it, then, that distinguishes spiritual leadership? At the…

Are You Listening?

By Dr. Henry Cloud “You won’t believe what happened today,” a leadership conference attendee said at the dinner gathering. “What?” I asked. “After your talk today, about trust being built through connecting with another person’s reality, I had a breakthrough,” he said. “Really? What happened?” I asked. “Well, for the last year I have been…

The Power of Peer Advisory Groups

By Dr. Kent R. Wilson  Are You Ready to Be Challenged?  Are you feeling a bit lonely at the top of your organization? As a leader, who can you turn to for trusted advice, perspective, experience, and accountability? When you have important decisions to make, who can you trust to check your thinking? Imagine having…

Leadership Lessons Lost

Dr. Scott Rodin How would you answer these three questions: Is God leading you on a path of deepening faith and discovery in your role as a leader Do you believe He cares as much about your spiritual development as He does your vocational success? How does God teach you? Consider your answers and see if…

How Do Leaders Learn?

    Dr. John R. Frank, CFRE I was pondering this question recently as I looked at some things in my personal ministry timeline. When I was in my 20’s I lead teams of young people on musical ministry tours across the U.S. and around the world. We performed a concert every night and two…

A Call to Save!

That’s correct, this is a call to save! You have between now and  Friday, January 31,2014 to take advantage of early pricing for the Christian Leadership Alliance National Conference registrations. It’s the last week to register your team and take advantage of these pre-conference savings. And don’t forget, if you are a CLA member you recieve…

Steward Leaders Reject Pride

By Howard Rich As children, we likely played a game called follow-the-leader, where the leader does things that the rest of the group must mimic. The main objective is to trip up those following the leader by doing things in such a complicated manner that those in the group will find it impossible to follow.  As…

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