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5 Reasons Why The Big Picture Matters

By Rick Dunham One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our way throughout the day. When that…

March 25, 2013: Last Day to Register for CLA Online Academy

Spring is in the air and today, March 25, is your last day to register for CLA Online Academy‘s spring quarter! Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) offers you a great new way to continue your leadership education online with CLA Online Academy. This learning experience is powered by the platform of Azusa Pacific Online University.  The combination…

Weekend Words of Wisdom #11

 Embrace 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 assigned to you. As a believer, you are gifted with a task that is too noble to describe merely as a profession. You are in a place…

5 Characteristics of a Steward Leader

 By Kent R. Wilson, PhD Steward leaders have their roots as far back as in ancient Greece, Rome, and Israel, where stewards ran most of the commercial enterprises, estates, farms, and even political services. They were given considerable latitude and freedom to manage the business or estate with the trust and confidence of the owner.…

Finding The Freedom to Lead in the Dirt

 By Scott Rodin Sometimes the most profound insights come to us in the simplest forms. Remember The One Minute Manager, Who Moved My Cheese and the insights from Jim Collins that included The Hedgehog, The Flywheel and the Big Hairy Audacious Goal? A number of us in Christian leadership believe that the Steward Leader is the…

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.…

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