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Enough Time By R. Scott Rodin

The Tyranny of Time Remember the last time you faced a day with back-to-back meetings, and then someone cancelled? It was as if you were given a gift of an hour, a precious 60 minute oasis in the middle of the fast moving stream of life. Perhaps you paused to consider the things you could…

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Leadership is a Miracle By R. Scott Rodin

Leadership is a Miracle One of the greatest gifts I received during my term as a seminary president was a book entitled, Leadership Prayers by Richard Kriegbaum.  The honesty and humility in these prayers bear witness to the heart of a steward leader.  In his prayer for trust, Kriegbaum offers these words, I love you,…

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A Great Year to Die By R. Scott Rodin

2018 is a Great Year to Die Our willingness to die in 2018 may hold the key to the cultural reform and spiritual revival for which so many of us are praying. I’m not talking about physical death, but something much more demanding – total physical and spiritual surrender. Lest you think this a strange…

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Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards By R. Scott Rodin

Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards – Do you know the difference? If you follow these blogs you’ll know that we write about the difference between owner leaders and steward leaders. In a number of posts we’ve defined owner leaders as self-reliant rather than God-reliant, tying their self-image to their job and title, seeing people as…

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The Greatest Challenge By R. Scott Rodin

A Leader’s Greatest Challenge 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 just such…

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Which Leader Are You? By R. Scott Rodin

Are You a Paddle or Pool Cue Leader? Icons can be great reminders of spiritual truths for a leader. Consider these two for your leadership work: a paddle and a pool cue. Let’s start with the pool cue. If you’ve ever played pool you know the object of the game is to pocket the pool…

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Fruit That Lasts by Dr. R.Scott Rodin

No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. – John 15: 4 By Dr. R. Scott Rodin ~ A number of years ago, God confronted me with a significant fallacy that I had been living with for most of my…

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Measure Success By Dr. R. Scott Rodin

How you measure success in this life will dictate the way you live this life and the legacy you will leave. By Dr. R. Scott Rodin ~ “How do you measure success?’ In my work as a consultant for not-for-profit organizations, I am ask this questions at the start of every consultation.  I have found…

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Non-Profit Boards By R. Scott Rodin

Five Questions Every Christian Non-Profit Board Must Answer By R. Scott Rodin ~ A great deal of time and resources are being invested these days helping non-profit boards be more effective. There are a growing number of books, seminars, webinars, training programs, online resources and assessment tools available to those seeking to better serve the…

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God's View of a Successful Leader By R. Scott Rodin

What God View of a Successful Leader? By R. Scott Rodin ~ What does it mean to be a successful leader? How do you know you are succeeding? Based on what? And in whose opinion? All of us, in our own ways, need to answer these questions for ourselves. Yet I am concerned that our…

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