Posts Tagged ‘Steward Leadership’

Know How You Process Information By Mark L. Vincent

Understand how you and others process information so you can live wide-awake! I’ve found it a worthwhile pursuit to learn how people process information, how they respond, and how they use or do not use that information to grow in wisdom. Learning style insights are being applied across many disciplines, and most especially among those…

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Models for Stewardship Leadership By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Pregnancy and Parenting are Models for Steward Leadership People are not a means to an end. They are not expendable. I think of an experience my husband had with one employer. He had worked for many years on a contract, assigned to a difficult and important project. And then one day unexpectedly, everyone heard the…

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Shaken By Larry Gadbaugh

A Whole Lot Has Been Shaken! Portland, Oregon has been shaken. This is where I was born and raised, and I’ve never seen this kind of upheaval here before. As if the Pandemic wasn’t enough to rattle our cage, in recent weeks we’ve become the poster community for sustained racial protest and trial by wildfire…

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Enslaved by Debt By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

  The Real and Present Dangers of Debt We live in a time when social activists are seeking to end slavery and human trafficking around the globe, while a more nefarious foe has enslaved the peoples of the earth: DEBT (Proverbs 22:7b). Our global economy has been built on debt. For Americans, the availability of…

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Stewarding When It Is Difficult By Howard Rich

What does it look like to steward when it is difficult? The most difficult leadership experience of my life was shepherding my mother and sisters through the death of my dad.  Following my dad’s diagnosis with lung cancer, he was moved into our home where my family would care for him in his final days. …

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Stewarding Your Interpersonal Relationships By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

A Call to Steward Well Your Interpersonal Relationships For me, interpersonal relationships are both rewarding and challenging, especially as a steward leader. Creating strong collaborations. Fostering trust and unity. Becoming open and inviting and curious. All of this encompasses what I understand good leadership to be. Steward Leadership These are essentials. Moving beyond good leadership…

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A Steward leader in the Storm by Andrea Leigh Capuyan

How does a steward leader encounter the storm? The storm is raging all around me, and it is raging in me. How can God remain so still? Is he sleeping and unaware? How am I supposed to continue steering this boat when the strong winds blow? Even in the midst of chaos, we remain stewards.…

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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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The Upside of Downturns By Larry Gadbaugh

Is there upside of the downturn you are facing? Downturns get our attention. What do you do when God calls you to expand your outreach, and your resources shrink? First Image (Pregnancy Resources of Portland) was on track for increasing the number of people we were serving throughout our city when the economy sprung a…

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Charitable Giving By Dr. Gary Hoag

Charitable Giving at Year-End Since the signing of the War Revenue Act of 1917 – exactly 100 years ago – Americans have used the provision in the income tax code known as the charitable gift deduction to maximize their contributions as a portion of income. This provision leads many people, especially those in higher tax…

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