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The Disruptive Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Disrupting Cycles of Captivity Personal challenges and weaknesses can reinforce dysfunctional and disruptive patterns in an organization. Healthy organizational transformation must begin with personal transformation. Through personal examination, a leader can begin to break cycles of captivity and discover pathways that lead to freedom for everyone in the organization. Often, amid work and ministry, leaders…

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The Importance of Strategic Planning By Dr. Al Hearne II

Strategic Planning from a Steward Leader Perspective Today’s blog is the first in a series that will delve into the importance of strategic planning in all areas of the steward leader’s life. This blog explains the importance of strategic planning and describes a six-step strategic planning process. Future blogs will cover the importance of strategic…

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Together Becoming One By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Organizational Unity by Together Becoming One As leaders, we understand that our dedication to a new endeavor requires attention to the uniting and blending of individuals – TOGETHER becoming ONE.  And when our life intersects and intertwines with others in a common goal or mission, we can experience the emergence of something new. We intentionally…

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The Danger of Control By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Don’t Let Control Get You in a Choke Hold At some point, the transformation of a steward leader includes facing one’s demand for control and micromanagement. The wrestle for control is the essential challenge. Embracing our identity as faithful stewards begins by acknowledging that we serve on another’s behalf. I’ve found that the desire for…

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Ought a Steward Leader Use ChatGPT? By Dr. Al Hearne

Starting the Conversation About Using ChatGPT In my lifetime, I have seen three primary responses to adopting new technology like ChatGPT. Some people love and immediately use it, some are apprehensive and slowly try it, and some reject it. Yet over time, the new technology becomes commonly used by the masses. Rarely have I ever…

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Entrusted: Stewarding Relationships Well By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Protect, Care, and Cultivate What Has Been Entrusted to You The theme for the Christian Leadership Alliance Outcomes Conference, Entrusted, describes a core concept for every leader who wants to be a steward leader. Stewards are the trusted advisors of the One they serve, and they are entrusted to protect, care for, and cultivate all…

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Neither Born nor Made By R. Scott Rodin

The Truth Beyond the “Born or Made” Debate There’s an ongoing debate in leadership studies as to whether great leaders are born or made. The nature vs. nurture discussion has focused on successful leadership traits and asked whether these were inherent in some people’s DNA or acquired skills that some people have learned and plied…

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