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December 2016

Christmas Quote

This Advent we look to the Wise Men to teach us where to focus our attention. We set our sights on things above, where God is. We draw closer to Jesus... When our Advent journey ends, and we reach the... Continue Reading →

Incarnational Leadership

So the Word became human and made his home among us. He was full of unfailing love and faithfulness. And we have seen his glory, the glory of the Father’s one and only Son. - John 1:14 (NLT) The fact... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

Endings are a part of life, and we are actually wired to execute them. But because of trauma, developmental failures, and other reasons, we shy away from the steps that could open up whole new worlds of development and growth.... Continue Reading →

Leaders as Harpooners

Moby Dick. When was the last time you opened that iconic novel? In a recent article describing the most influential books for ten Christian leaders, Moby Dick was mentioned by many of them. Eugene Petersen includes an analogy to one... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"Value, voice, and vote are three good words for leaders to remember. All persons want to be valued, given voice, and allowed to participate in decision making that affects them." -- Randall O'Brien in Christian Leadership Essentials: 301. How much... Continue Reading →

Leadership Metaphors

Mental images make a difference. In Creativity, Inc., Ed Catmull (President of Pixar Animation and Disney Animation) writes about the value of leadership metaphors; images that sustain us in our leadership roles, whether we are parents raising children, visionaries for... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"We teach what we believe, but we reproduce who we ARE." Kenneth Boa - Conforming to His Image (2001) Boa presents a sobering truth for leaders who will take it to heart.  Questions for today: What kind of leaders am I reproducing?  Are... Continue Reading →

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