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In Review

This will be our final post as we head into the summer break. We’ll resume regular posting in August. This past year, we explored a number of important themes for everyday leaders. Here’s a brief recap of some of the... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

"You will never make a good impression on other people until you stop thinking about what sort of impression you are making . . . If you simply tell the truth you will, nine times out of ten, become original... Continue Reading →

Emotionally Healthy Leaders

This is part 3 of 4 in a Leadership & Brokenness “mini-series”. Recall that there are 3 potential steps with which leaders can address/prevent burnout: acknowledging brokenness, managing emotions and creating rhythms of Sabbath. I, like many leaders, struggle with... Continue Reading →

Beyond Words and Actions

I've learned that people will forget what you said; people will forget what you did; but people will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings) Leadership analysts often discuss the importance... Continue Reading →

Acknowledging Brokenness

  In a recent post, I suggested three practical steps to addressing burnout (and potential isolation) in leadership: Leaders must own their past areas of brokenness and address them. They must find healthy ways to express emotions, and safe places... Continue Reading →

Clocks & Compasses

When Avon's Executive VP Andrea Jung was passed over for CEO at age 39, her board member Ann Moore, then CEO of Time Inc., gave her some great advice: "Follow your compass and not your clock." Leaders regularly have clocks... Continue Reading →

3for3 Interview – Ryan Haynes

Greetings Leaders! This week - our team opted to launch something new - an opportunity for you to periodically hear from people of influence about lessons learned in leadership and ministry. We kick off our new "3for3" Series with William Jessup... Continue Reading →

Friday Quote

If we as leaders don’t acknowledge our own brokenness, we will project the subtle lie that maturity means “having it all together.” - Bill Shereos One of the greatest challenges of leadership is resisting the urge to always have the... Continue Reading →

Leadership or Dictatorship?

"True leadership only exists if people follow when they have the freedom not to." -- Jim Collins, Good to Great and the Social Sectors: 13 Jim Collins, renowned author of two best-sellers (Built to Last and Good to Great), offers... Continue Reading →

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