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Lessons in Leadership Transition By David Zimmerman

Moving Effectively Through Leadership Transition I asked former boss if I could transition and eventually serve a publishing program in executive leadership. His response was, ” You don’t have the it factor.” A few years later, I found myself in just such a role—with no training and no warning whatsoever. My peers were suddenly my…

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With A Winter Snow to Outcomes Academy, You Must Go!

Time to Enroll in the Outcomes Academy Winter Term It’s hard to believe that winter is coming and 2023 is hovering right around the corner. It’s the season of celebration and reflection. As a leader, you are probably making time to review this past year. You consider the highs and lows and seek to understand…

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Talking Leadership and Opportunity with Dr. Roger Parrott

Outcomes Conference CEO Forum Presenter is Dr. Roger Parrott Dr. Roger Parrott is one of America’s most experienced college presidents. A third-generation college president, he was one of America’s youngest college presidents when first elected at age 34. Today, highly-ranked Belhaven University stands among select Christian colleges and universities with national influence and has been…

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Binding Us Together By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Binding With the Right Ingredients Shapes the Outcome Binding agents matter in baking cakes and leadership. I have a pound cake recipe in my baking collection that is my ‘go-to,’ ‘tried-and-true’ cake. Through the years, I’ve tried other cake recipes and even doctored up a few box cakes adding my spin. The pound cake remains.…

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Realignment in Leadership By Larry Gadbaugh

Realignment in Leadership is Essential Realignment is an essential discipline for leaders. Especially coming through this season of moral, cultural, economic, political, and ideological upheaval. It’s Necessary Realignment is a necessary part of vehicle maintenance. Especially when we’re constantly running into potholes and hitting road debris. We recently took our car in for an alignment.…

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The Challenge We Share By R. Scott Rodin

The Common Challenge of Every Leader It may seem presumptuous to propose that there is one challenge to leadership that is so universally experienced that it is consistently at the top of the list of reasons leaders struggle and fail. But a recent experience has moved me deeply and convinced me that there may be…

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Physical and Spiritual Fitness By Dr. Bob Snyder

Physical and Spiritual Fitness Strengthens You I enjoy the disciplines of fitness and physical exercise because it fits my “to-do list” mentality. Yet, when I apply this same mentality to my spiritual life I often fall short. For instance, reading through my Bible in a year does not necessarily produce growth. Yielding to the work…

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The Truth Inside the Johari Window By Dr. Mark L. Vincent

Can your successor design a Johari window? Family and colleagues know me to be a Johari window guy. When groups are stuck, quite often there are a couple of dynamics at cross-purposes. The Johari window is an easy tool to map out those dynamics and transform the conversation with deeper insight and a breakthrough. The…

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To Conceal or Disclose By Alec Hill

Conceal or Disclose: When Keeping a Secret Can Be Good or Bad It takes wisdom to discern the right time to conceal or disclose sensitive information. When I became InterVarsity’s president, my intent was to be fully transparent. No secrets. But overtime, I began to rethink my approach. I came to see that some secrets…

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Holy Week Perspective of Leadership By R. Scott Rodin

Three Moments for a Holy Week Reflection In the midst of this Holy Week, I invite you to listen to the words of Jesus in his High Priestly Prayer recorded in John 17. Before his final days leading to Calvary, Jesus prays to His Father on our behalf. Here are three reflections for us as leaders as we meditate on…

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