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Shattering the Glass Ceiling

By Dr. Halee Scott Sammie had worked for the company for ten years before she hit the “glass ceiling”. With her strong commitment to God and her irreproachable work ethic, she’d garnered the respect of the entire company—from the warehouse stockmen straight to the CEO. Sammie started in the call center, fielding calls from donors,…

3 Gifts from God on Our Cancer Journey

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. It was probably the worst scenario for my wife, Jenni, to find out that she had breast cancer. It was January 19, 2011 and she was alone. I was in England fulfilling my PhD residency requirement. Sammy and Sophie, our two teenagers, were at school. She got a phone call.…

Perfection

by Romney Ruder Perfection. It is interesting how this word has been used over the course of time. Commentators use the word to describe Kevin Durant’s basketball jump shot. Jewelers use the term to help drive up the price of precious gems. Even weather forecasters refer to the looming storm systems with this word. It…

What Happens When Plans Fail

by Mike Bonem When corporate executives evaluate a new initiative, they will consider the “facts” and recommendations and then make a decision whether to proceed. Of course, facts are not always accurate and those implementing the plan are not infallible, so business plans may fail. When this happens, good leaders ask “why?” In some cases,…

How "Sticky" is Your Ministry for Women Leaders?

By Dr. Halee Scott Ann initially applied as an administrative assistant at a ministry in Tennessee when her husband lost his job in the economic recession of 2008. Upper management quickly saw she had a great mind for business, and she catapulted through the ranks in the organization, eventually becoming the company’s first female vice-president.…

How "Sticky" is Your Ministry for Women Leaders?

By Dr. Halee Scott Ann initially applied as an administrative assistant at a ministry in Tennessee when her husband lost his job in the economic recession of 2008. Upper management quickly saw she had a great mind for business, and she catapulted through the ranks in the organization, eventually becoming the company’s first female vice-president.…

The Joy of Generous Community

By Donna Mace God told us in Mark 12:30-31 that there was no commandment greater than these: To love Him with all our heart, soul, mind and strength, and To love our neighbor as ourselves With Him   Extreme joy is experiencing God’s generous “saving” grace.   His washing us white; no matter our story.  Every day…

God's Word And Your Leadership Style

By George “Kip” Warton From the perspective of the Christ following leader there is an inherent coupling between a personal relationship with Christ and the ability to effectively execute as a leader in an organization.  The challenge is that there is little analysis that supports this seemingly intuitive assertion.  Most literature is anecdotal in nature…

Is God in Your Plans?

By Mike Bonem Just mention “long-range planning” around a group of church leaders, and you are sure to get a variety of reactions – deep sighs, shaking heads, uncomfortable chuckles … and maybe a few eyes that light up. Planning is one of the most notable areas where churches can experience gridlock in the intersection…

5 Responses to the Challenges of Redevelopment

 By Matthew Thomas Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing placed the issues many declining municipalities face directly in the public eye. Detroit’s experience is a large-scale and extreme example of what many cities, towns, and other municipalities face as their population and revenues begin to decline: The need to increase revenues and/or reduce city services to maintain fiscal…

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