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New Wineskins

I know little about wine… Sure, I’ve tasted it, but I probably couldn’t tell you whether it is dry or sweet, or has hints of oak or mulberry. Wine is primarily made from grapes; different varieties bring out diverse flavors.... Continue Reading →

The Plight of Perfectionism

Creativity gets crushed under the weight of perfectionism. We generally learn perfectionism from an early age. People give us accolades for high performance, flawless accuracy, and orderliness. In a world where our peers can't seem to find the sock drawer,... Continue Reading →

The Creativity Conundrum

We face a conundrum in families, churches, and businesses alike. We need more creativity than ever, to relate to, communicate with, and shape a dramatically changing world. But for various reasons, the creativity genie is stuck in the bottle. Why?... Continue Reading →

The Bottom Line

Business leaders have long talked about “the bottom line.” In for-profit ventures, increasing shareholder wealth reigns supreme. Money is the ultimate end, and “time is money”. You have probably also heard of the double-bottom-line principle. Not only should a company... Continue Reading →

Get Ready; Be Ready

In Rogue Heroes (2016), Ben MacIntyre tells the story of the formation of the British SAS (Special Air Service) in World War II. The SAS would eventually serve as the model for the U.S. Navy Seals and Delta Force as well... Continue Reading →

3 Leadership Temptations

Greetings from Jessup Leadership! This week, Daniel Gluck shares a short video about 3 Leadership Temptations experienced by Jesus himself, and why they are important for leaders in our current cultural climate. Enjoy! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rbdLKSbdWpQ

Conveyor Belt Leadership

The American education system is fundamentally broken. Authors Tony Wagner and Ted Dintersmith (Most Likely to Succeed, 2015) provide a compelling portrait of the American educational landscape, and it's not pretty. They argue, rather convincingly, that our educational system was... Continue Reading →

Connection and Leadership

Some leadership characteristics never change.  The need for vision casting, strategic planning, and motivation are a few among many. At this Christmas season, I am thinking of a leadership characteristic that marks the very God of Christmas—connection. Emmanuel is God... Continue Reading →

Powerless Communication

The research is in. Powerless communication prevails. Yes. You read that correctly. Adam Grant (Give and Take, 2014: 126-154) makes the compelling case that powerful communication (especially in day-to-day interactions) turns out to be far less effective than powerless communication.... Continue Reading →

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