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Christian Leadership Alliance

Weekend Words of Wisdom #11

 Embrace the High Calling If you are a leader 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 to serve…

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5 Characteristics of a Steward Leader By Kent R. Wilson

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. A steward leader is someone…

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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? Many of us in Christian leadership believe that the Steward Leader is the most powerful biblical…

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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 of loyal and…

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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…

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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…

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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 organization’s values, focus on your mission, stay on strategy, be the eyes you see, and build community. With…

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The One Question That Changes Everything By E.G. 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 like that, too. So,…

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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 understands 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…

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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…

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