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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…

More on Leadership from Dr. Wess Stafford

CLA President and CEO Tami Heim shares the rest of  her interview with Dr. Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International. Dr. Stafford, CLA is honored to have you as a keynote for CLA’s 2013 Conference themed “The Authentic Leader.”How important is authenticity? People hunger for authentic leaders. As a follower of Christ, living without integrity is not an option.…

Talking Leadership with Dr. Wess Stafford

CLA President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Dr. Wess Stafford, president and CEO of Compassion International. Stafford, an internationally recognized advocate for children in poverty, is author of Too Small to Ignore and Just a Minute. He has announced his upcoming retirement after 35 years of service at Compassion, including the past 19 as…

The STEW of Steward Leadership

 By Mark L. Vincent A stew is either a mess or good eats. One has to look at the context to know which it is. Even more, over or under rationing the ingredients, or not inserting them at the proper time, and a fine meal becomes toxic. The STEW of a steward leader is much…

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…

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