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Christian Leadership Alliance

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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Fundraising: Instinct vs Insight By Andrew Olsen

As a fundraiser you’ll have many people offer suggestions on how best to do your job.  Well-intentioned board members, executive directors, program staffers, volunteers, and supporters will, at one time or another, probably all give you suggestions (requested or not). Most of these suggestions are based on instinct.  Unless the person making the suggestion is…

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Weekend Words of Wisdom #8

Encourage the Heart Without encouragement and celebration, leaders would be missing the critical relationship with their followers. An encouraging word, a visit, or notes of support or recognition are all tools of a leader who desires a transformational relationship with his or her followers. Celebrations are important and an essential ingredient to organizational health. However,…

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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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3 Keys for Building Engagement by Sherry Surratt

How do you get people to engage with your parachurch ministry, church, or business? Whether getting people in the pew or finding clients for your service, it is all about relationships. Here are a few relationship lessons we’ve learned at Mothers of Preschoolers (MOPS) International over nearly 40 years of ministry: 1. Get Them in…

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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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Part 2: The Path to Organizational Health By Al Lopus

As I discussed in Part I of The Path to Organizational Health, our research at Best Christian Workplaces Institute validates four steps in “The 4-D” cycle an organization can take to move towards organizational health. Those steps include: Discovery (appreciating and valuing) Dream (envisioning) Design (co-constructing the future) Destiny (learning and empowering to sustain the…

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