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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…
3 Things You Must Know About Aging Workers
By Mark Griffin Huge changes in the labor force draw near. Here’s how to get prepared! Baby Boomers are a very influential demographic of people born after World War II, in the years 1946?1964, and will soon represent a whopping 40 percent of the workforce. In 1950, only one in six workers were over the…
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…
Are You Leading from the 'Right-side' Up?
By Scott Rodin The more I read, study and write about the steward leader, the more often I find myself scratching my head and saying, “really?” This is pretty radical stuff. And as such, the more we seek to fully embrace the call to be steward leaders the more we will be considered rather…
Leading Gen Y: Lessons Learned Along the Way
By Holly Moore Several weeks ago, I watched our young staff at Growing Leaders — the nonprofit organization I help lead — host a large event for educators. It was rewarding to see them embody our core values, serving with excellence. I smiled inside as I reflected on learning to lead them and modeling the…
Are You Having an Organizational Identity Crisis?
By Mark Griffin If your organization is having an identity crisis. You may be the last to know. The clues aren’t usually obvious, but you may sense something is wrong. Do you spot any of these patterns emerging? More and more employees are leaving Quality and/or performance is trending downward Your organization is missing deadlines Your…
What is Christian Leadership Alliance?
Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We are the leaders of Christ-centered organizations who are dedicated to faithful stewardship for greater kingdom impact.