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Not Just Another Label

by Mark L. Vincent I am privileged to instruct in CLA’s online classes on Executive Leadership and was privileged to develop the module “Becoming a Steward Leader.”  A highlight of teaching it is when classroom participants suddenly become aware that exercising leadership makes them a stone dropped into a pond that sends out far-ranging ripples. These…

The Decision Maker: An Interview with Dennis Bakke

Dennis Bakke is a revolutionary innovator, successful entrepreneur, and dedicated Christian leader. Outcomes editor W. Scott Brown interviewed Bakke on his newest book The Decision Maker: Unlock the potential of everyone in your organization one decision at a time (Pear Press, 2013). This book offers a fictional account of what it looks like when one applies the people empowering…

Is Great the Enemy of Godly?

By Mike Bonem “Good is the enemy of great,” according to Jim Collins in the well-known opening line of Good to Great. Collins’s best-selling book has been a favorite guide for business leaders and has been equally influential for many leaders outside of business, including those in the church. I am one of those leaders who…

Saying "I do" to Workplace Peace

By Wendi Dykes Good leaders in the workplace are also expected to love, honor, cherish, and effectively communicate through crisis and conflict. It is no wonder conflict in organizations is so difficult to understand. When it comes right down to it, we may feel that we’re asked to adhere to similar levels of respect and…

Saying "I do" to Workplace Peace

By Wendi Dykes Good leaders in the workplace are also expected to love, honor, cherish, and effectively communicate through crisis and conflict. It is no wonder conflict in organizations is so difficult to understand. When it comes right down to it, we may feel that we’re asked to adhere to similar levels of respect and…

3 Tips for Sowing Generously from Solomon

by Gary G. Hoag Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. ~ Ecclesiastes 11:6 From this verse, we can glean three tips about sowing from Solomon that are relevant…

The Performance Management Link

By Chad Carter According to the Best Christian Workplaces Institute, many “certified best” Christian workplaces use performance management processes to help direct performance. This then elevates the level of ministry effectiveness and encourages practices that build healthy workplaces. These healthy workplaces are yet another indicator that there is a direct link between flourishing cultures and…

How Does God See Our Giving?

By Wesley K. Willmer Many are talking about the Giving USA report that was recently released. Most people who read these figures see charitable giving in current dollars climb slightly higher year over year and conclude that we should celebrate the growing generosity of Americans. A closer look, however, reveals that our efforts to encourage greater…

CLA Webcast 7.25.13: The 5 Languages of Appreciation

Is appreciation in the workplace really the MOST important thing? Discover the tools for successfully communicating gratitude and praise in our upcoming webcast, “Appreciation at Work: Learning to Speak the Five Languages.”Join psychologist and author Dr. Paul White as he shares how you can: Learn the “languages” your employees speak and communicate your appreciation to…

Can Better Branding Cause Greater Ministry Impact?

  By Joan Begitschke What’s Your Brand Represent? Every organization has a brand, whether it is intentionally managed or not. Your brand represents who you are, what you do, and why your ministry matters to the audiences you care about. Proper attention to your brand lifts all boats. But if left unattended, you have a…

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