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Leading and Following By Dr. Marybeth Leavell

Leading and Following as a Steward While leading and following may seem like opposite roles, in the context of stewardship, they are closely intertwined and complementary aspects of the same overarching responsibility. Let’s explore the essence of stewardship and how following and leading complement each other in the practice of this transformative model. The Steward…

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Transitions By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Transitions and Managing the Changes Here is a biblical principle for transitions that is true on a personal and professional level. “The Lord directs the steps of the godly.  He delights in every detail of their lives!” Psalm 37:23-4  Transition Defined             A transition is a change or shift from one state, subject, person, or place…

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The Best Steward Leader Role Model by Dr. Marybeth Leavell

A Steward Role Model Set an Example to Follow The amazing thing about leadership is that everybody seems to have a different definition or uses different role models to set the standard. According to one source, there are over 850 recognized definitions for leadership! Of all these options, the leadership theory that resonates the most…

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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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Bringing It All Together By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Steward Leadership, Work, and Life Calling Come Together During seasons of rest from work, it is essential to reflect and bring what matters most all together. Even God rested from His work of creation! Human beings, created in God’s image, find meaning and purpose in work. And, like God, it is important to rest from…

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A Year-End Review of Everything By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Everything You Do Is Worthy of Review! The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to Him!  Psalm 24:1. God is the Creator. Since He created everything and everyone, He alone retains ownership rights for all He has made! It is His prerogative, alone, how much or…

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Time Management By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Mastering the Stewardship of Time Time management is about getting work done efficiently and effectively with a focus on our most important purposes. All are given 24 hours per day, seven days per week, 365 days per year. And, once time is spent, it is finished. There are no do-overs!   So, how do leaders manage…

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Allegiance or Accountability? By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

The Choice Between Blind Allegiance or Brutal Accountability There is a tension between allegiance and accountability. All organizational leaders, at one time or another, face the dilemma of approaching a leader overtaken by a fault or challenging ideas that may not be the best.  We wrestle with the tension between disregarding wrong or unwise behavior…

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Stewards of Time By Dr. Marybeth Leavell

There is Never Enough Time In our fast-paced society, “there just isn’t enough time to get everything done!”. Most leaders feel that their list of things to do is too long and urgent, resulting in stressful days and sleepless nights. And it is often worse for Christian leaders. In his book The Tyranny of Time,…

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Stewards of Succession Planning By Dr. Al Hearne II

The Steward Leader and Succession Planning Working with people at any level constantly challenges any leader; it involves thoughts, feelings, emotions, and expectations. Leaders strive for clear communication, yet how often do misunderstandings take place? Working with people and developing them for duties and responsibilities at a higher level is even more messy. I believe…

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