Producing change and building lives through authenticity, inspiration, empathy, and innovation


September 2017

What Matters Most

"This is the journey that men make: to find themselves. If they fail to do this, it doesn't matter much what else they find." -- James Micheneris Leadership usually looks outward. We talk about vision-casting, influencing others, managing organizations, creating... Continue Reading →

3for3 Interview Series – Pastor Joy Johnson

Greetings from Jessup Leadership! This week, we resume our Jessup "3for3" Interview series with our friend Joy Johnson. Enjoy! BIOGRAPHY - Pastor Joy Johnson is the founder of Life Matters, Inc and the President of Sacramento Area Congregations Together (ACT),... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"Contemporary leadership dilemmas have less to do with the specificity of the given problems than with the way everyone is framing the issues." The Failure of Nerve, E. Friedman As you face personal or organizational challenges, imagine yourself looking in... Continue Reading →

Imaginative Gridlock

The late Edwin H. Friedman rocked the leadership world with his book A Failure of Nerve: Leadership in the Age of the Quick Fix (1999). One look into any of its eight chapters will leave you scratching your head.  Why... Continue Reading →

Leadership and Decision Making

There once was a leader named Moses. God chose him to lead His people out of slavery in Egypt. You remember the story – “Hey Pharaoh, let my people go!” Before long, Moses and the Israelites (an estimated 1-2 million)... Continue Reading →

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