Posts Tagged ‘Leader2Leader’

The Alliance Impact

The Leaders of The Alliance Are Impacting the World for Christ! For more than 40 years, Christ-centered leaders, like you, have united to create an ecosystem where nonprofit ministry leaders grow in knowledge, skill and IMPACT. Some of you reading this blog today are already part of the ecosystem that is Christian Leadership Alliance. The…

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A Steward of Trust By Mark L. Vincent

How does a steward leader foster trust? Because I am often engaged in preparing people for their life as an executive, I get to correspond and converse with their reflections and trust is a common theme.  Here is one response to someone from one of my classes for Christian Leadership Alliance a few years ago,…

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A Leader's Legacy By Jon Hirst

A Legacy of Stewarding Leaders In our hyperactive, personality-based leadership environment, being in the front of the room with the mic in hand is the goal. Leaders want a place at the table so that their influence can grow as they share what they know. But one of the most significant leaders in my life…

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Your Words By Mark L. Vincent

The Stewardship of Your words A sermon I once  heard focused on the five Hebrew words that Jonah preached to Nineveh: Forty-Days-More-Nineveh-Will be Destroyed. It takes more words in English, as Jonah’s Hebrew requires just one word to indicate verb tense. The preacher pointed out that these harsh yet necessary words were not great words…

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The Steward's Gift By Mark L. Vincent

It is the steward’s gift to give to others after us. By Mark L. Vincent ~ To be a steward is to know in our bones that what we are responsible for was given to us with intent, and that this gift will be given to others after us. We live in a world where…

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Non-Traditional Funding By Mark L. Vincent

What is the challenge for the steward leader and non traditional funding? By Mark L Vincent ~ There is a challenge that comes with non-traditional funding. I am not a CFO, nor an accountant. I am a strategist. My life is spent developing organizations and the leaders who serve them. So, any thoughts about the…

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Stewardship and Servanthood By Kent R. Wilson

Stewardship and servanthood seem to go hand in hand: you can’t have one without the other. By Kent R. Wilson, PhD ~ There is great privilege and blessing in being a steward leader of a nonprofit organization. We are entrusted with significant organizational resources to manage and steward, and are allowed to exercise our leadership…

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Putting Resources to Work By Kent R. Wilson

Stewardship is Putting Resources to Work By Kent R. Wilson, PhD ~ When the owner of a large estate decided to go on a long trip, he called his stewards together. He gave them large sums of money with instructions on how he wanted them to manage the money in his absence. The unique Greek…

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Attention to Value By Mark L. Vincent

A Steward Leader Pays Attention to Value By Mark L. Vincent, PhD CCNL~ When you hear the phrase “maximize financial value” what does it mean to you? Making more profit? (Which feels problematic for many nonprofit and ministry leaders.) Squeezing maximum benefit of each dollar by reducing costs, and thus preserving a bank balance? (Something…

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Defining Characteristics By Kent R. Wilson

Today we explore the five defining characteristics of a steward leader. By Kent R. Wilson, PhD ~ In your role as a steward leader in a nonprofit organization, you lead with a different mindset than an owner-operator. You know that you are there to lead the organization to accomplish its mission for the benefit of…

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