Posts Tagged ‘Christian Leaderhip Alliance’

Response to a VUCA World By Dr. Zenet Maramara

The Steward Leader’s Response to a VUCA World What is the steward’s response to such a time of volatility, uncertainty, complexity, and ambiguity (VUCA) of the world around us? The persistent presence of Covid-19 virus may make you may feel like a prisoner of the pandemic. Or maybe you live in a comfortable bubble, oblivious…

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Love No Matter What (10 Ways) By David Sanford

How do you love no matter what? Have you ever winced upon learning that a board or staff member within your ministry is struggling? Even harder, does that individual appear to doubt some of what he or she used to believe about God, the Bible, Jesus Christ, the Church, and the Christian faith? If so,…

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A Little Happiness By Matt Fore

A  Little Happiness Goes a Long Way Yes, a little happiness does go a long way. As I’ve always said, “The best defense is a strong offense.” Or maybe that was said by famous nineteenth century military theorist, Carl Von Clausewitz. It was definitely one of us. This principle holds true in many areas of…

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Wisdom Requires a Teachable Spirit By Scott Rodin

Why does wisdom require a teachable spirit?   Solomon has a command for us to get wisdom. He declares it in no uncertain terms. In Proverbs 4:5-9 he declares: Get wisdom, get understanding; do not forget my words or turn away from them. Do not forsake wisdom, and she will protect you; love her, and she…

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The Gift of a Beautiful Thing By Ron Frey

  A $30,000 smile and the gift of other beautiful things. Sarah* loved to laugh, but she was self-conscious whenever she smiled. A daughter of a pastor, growing up her family didn’t have the money for braces and by the time she launched her career as a young adult, her crooked teeth had become a…

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Big Picture Focus By Rick Dunham

The Challenge of Keeping the Big Picture in Focus One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our…

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The Art of Strategic Thinking By William A. Horton

What is strategic thinking?  In Becoming a Strategic Leader, the authors state that strategic thinking can be defined as, “The collection, interpretation, generation, and evaluation of information and ideas that shape an organization’s sustainable competitive advantage.” Similarly, T. Irene Sanders in Strategic Thinking and the New Science, says thinking strategically involves a combination of an…

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Disciple-Making Leaders by Alex McElroy

Disciple-Making and Learning to Follow the Leader What role does disciple-making play in leadership? Kevin DeYoung said, “The one indispensable requirement for producing godly, mature Christians is godly, mature Christians.” Regardless of anyone’s religious views, the logic here is unquestionable. Discipleship is a necessary component for success in any organization or profession. A disciple is…

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A Compelling Story By Ron Frey

Learn to tell a compelling story! By Ron Frey Every fundraiser knows that a compelling story told extremely well is what makes your cause real to people. Stories help us influence donors to express their love for God and others through generosity. Yet how do you tell the same story over and over without evoking…

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