Today’s quotes explore the idea that leaders serve as key decision makers in organizations. Peter Drucker, in his book Managing the Nonprofit Organization (2005), offers the following:
The least effective decision makers are the ones who constantly make decisions. The effective ones make very few. They concentrate on the important ones…
What is the decision about? Very rarely is a decision about what it seems to be about. That’s usually the symptom…
Decisions involve risk taking. And effective decisions take a lot of time and thought.
What decisions should rise as your primary focus today? Which ones can and should be made by other capable leaders around you?
Daniel has served in higher education for most of his career. Before joining the faculty, he served as Jessup’s Director of Campus Ministries, starting with the Rocklin campus opening in 2004. Here, he was instrumental in expanding chapel, discipleship and outreach programs around the globe. Additionally, he served as adjunct faculty in several academic disciplines. Daniel holds a Ph.D. in Nonprofit Organizational Leadership from Eastern University, PA. He spent several months in Kenya, East Africa, conducting research on the Church’s role in peacemaking and ethnic reconciliation.
Daniel’s now serves as Associate Professor and Lead Faculty for the B.A. in Christian Leadership in Jessup's School of Theology and Leadership. His academic expertise includes Organizational Leadership, Practical Ministry, African History, Peacemaking Studies, International Development and Music. He is passionate about the impact of intercultural trends on areas across the curriculum. Daniel has worked extensively with nonprofits, serving in over 30 countries worldwide. Additionally, he is a frequent presenter at churches, retreats and conferences. Daniel lives in Roseville with his wife Alyssa, and three children.
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